Steven Klappholz currently serves as Executive Director of Development for the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education. In his position, he is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing all of the fund raising activities on behalf of the Institute and to serve as a liaison to the USC College and University advancement teams. “One of the strengths of the Institute is the support that we receive from the United States and around the world. My goal is to make certain that people continue to understand the significance of the testimonies and that this support will continue to grow and sustain us in our work for years to come,” explained Klappholz.
Klappholz received his BS in Urban Affairs and Political Science from the American University in Washington, D.C. and his MSW from Yeshiva University in New York City. Prior to assuming his current role, he was Vice President of Development at the Shoah Foundation, Executive Director of Development at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation, Director of Development at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Campaign Director at the United Jewish Federation of San Diego County.