Meet our Executive Director

Stephanie Garrity

Stephanie Garrity serves as the executive director of Rainbows for All Children. Working with the staff and the board of directors, she is committed to growing and diversifying Rainbows’ resources, while ensuring that all Rainbows supporters and facilitators remain engaged and connected with our mission of serving children dealing with grief and loss.

Stephanie knows that many children function in a constant state of insecurity and trauma, and is dedicated to providing these children with the resources necessary to share their emotions in healthy and constructive ways that allow them to not just survive, but flourish and grow, as well as help to prepare them to cope with future adversity.

Stephanie comes to Rainbows with more than 21 years of experience in non-profit leadership. Prior to Rainbows, she served as the director of stewardship and engagement at Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center (5+ years), the director of development at Willow House (3+ years), and director of institutional advancement at Regina Dominican High School (12+ years). She maintains memberships with Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC), Chicago Women in Philanthropy, Women in Development North, and Forefront. Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Houghton College, Houghton, NY, with minors in French and Spanish. Stephanie is a  two-time presenter at the NAGC's annual symposium.

As a long-time resident of Highland Park, Stephanie is married with two sons. She sits on the advisory board of Tri-Con Child Care Center, serves as the regent of the North Shore Daughters of the American Revolution, and has served in multiple volunteer and leadership roles in Districts 112 and 113, as well as within the larger Highland Park and Highwood communities. 

"Rainbows is sharing my feelings and being with people who care."
– 4th Grade Participant
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