Kevin K. StecDirector of Individual Giving & Special Events
Kevin K. Stec is the Director of Individual Giving & Special Events at Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE). A member of SAGE’s dynamic Development team, Kevin oversees the fundraising, ideation, creation and execution of all of SAGE’s special events which include the annual SAGE Awards & Gala as well as the popular Toys party in December at Chelsea Piers. He also manages SAGE’s Individual Giving, which includes SAGE’s membership program, direct mail and smaller gifts.
Prior to SAGE, Kevin was a Senior Marketing and Events Manager at Here Media (The Advocate, OUT Magazine, Gay.com, Here TV). At Here Media, he created, developed and executed 360 integrated marketing projects with such advertisers as Wells Fargo, American Express, Lexus, Subaru, Buick, Ketel One, Skyy, and AT&T. He also served as the lead on all Here Media events including: OUT100, The OUT Hollywood Fashion Week Party and the annual OUT Magazine Pride party. In 2012, Kevin created and produced the first revenue generating Pride Party for OUT Magazine and in 2013, grew the Pride Party’s revenue 6X more than the previous year.
Kevin also worked in marketing and events at ION Media Networks (owner of ION Television) where he project managed a guerilla stunt building the Guinness Book of World Records largest cardboard box in the middle of Times Square as well as MTV Networks. At MTV Networks, he worked closely on the launch of Logo in 2005 (the first LGBT 24/7 TV network) helping to expand the network across the nation by doubling its distribution from 15M to 30M homes. Along with his team, Kevin threw consumer events around the country raising awareness about the network, talked to local non-profit organizations, encouraged local officials to write letters and created presentations for cable operators who would ultimately distribute the network. He also successfully implemented one of Logo’s first Video on Demand (VOD) initiatives that surrounded a Presidential Forum discussing LGBT issues with Democratic candidates including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. This was the first time Presidential candidates talked about LGBT issues in one forum and was televised and streamed on Logo. Kevin produced a VOD promotion that garnered over 2 million dollars in media value for the network.
Kevin received his master’s degree in media ecology from New York University where he interned with then New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, and received his bachelor’s degree in Communications from New York University, where he graduated magna cum laude and was a recipient of the New York University’s Founder’s Day Award.