Podcast: Stephanie Sandler, Full Circle Philanthropy

Stephanie Sandler
Full Circle Philanthropy

Stephanie Sandler, Founder of Full Circle Philanthropy join our host Roy Kessel to discuss the best way for athletes to set their philanthropic agenda and how they can ensure that they make a lasting impact which extends well beyond their playing career.

Stephanie has a long track record working in the philanthropy consulting space and has worked with organizations of all sizes.

Stephanie Sandler joins our host Roy Kessel on the Sports Philanthropy Podcast


  • 00:36 Stephanie’s background and 20 years of experience in philanthropy
  • 03:30 Challenging aspects of advising athletes
  • 05:00 Different types of philanthropic structures for athletes
  • 05:55 Decision on charitable structure
  • 09:15 Intake process on decisions on strategy
  • 12:25 How she helps athletes identify the gaps and opportunities that fit their passion
  • 16:10 Impact measurement and importance of outside evaluators
  • 20:45 Spending on impact measurement
  • 23:00 How Stephanie helps find program partners
  • 25:00 Which types of programs are able to attract the funding
  • 28:00 Ability to sustain foundation after playing career
  • 31:30 How she helps develop marketing and funding opportunities
  • 33:45 Best way to work with the athlete advisors
  • 39:00 Approaching use of resources critically

For more information about Full Circle Philanthropy, please contact Stephanie Sandler at 310-745-7425 or via email at stephanie@fullcirclephil.com.

Roy Kessel

Roy Kessel

Roy Kessel is the Founder of the Sports Philanthropy Network. Roy has worked in the sports business world for over 20 years including serving as an instructor in Northwestern University's graduate Sports Management Program. Having served as a sports lawyer representing athletes, entrepreneurs and start-up businesses, Roy has extensive experience helping organizations improve their strategy, marketing, communications and leadership development.
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