- Favorite National Park:
- Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
Prior to joining the National Park Foundation, Steve Grourke served as the Senior Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Relations for The American College of Financial Services where he and his team inspired the largest philanthropic investments in the college's history to support economic mobility and uplift underserved communities on their wealth building journeys. Grourke was also the executive sponsor of the college’s Center for Philanthropy and Social Impact, which focuses on diversifying the philanthropic sector and the advanced practice of philanthropy.
Grourke previously served as Executive Director, Office of Gift and Estate Planning for Villanova University. Grourke was part of the senior team that led Villanova to achieve and surpass the largest comprehensive campaign goal in the university’s history.
Grourke spent more than a decade at The Nature Conservancy in Virginia, Idaho, and Pennsylvania, where he worked in learning and development, conservation programs, and myriad philanthropy roles. Grourke’s experience in the public sector includes directing the federal Forest Legacy Program for the State of Idaho and coordinating open space preservation efforts for Kootenai County, Idaho.
Grourke earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Gwynedd Mercy University and a Master of Public Administration from Eastern Washington University. He holds the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy designation, is a Certified Fund Raising Executive, and 21/64 Certified Advisor.
Grourke lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia with his wife, four kids, and two dogs. He enjoys traveling, kayaking, hiking, biking, and Philly sports.