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Stephanie Dietz

Executive Director

Community Foundation of Merced County

Stephanie serves on the Merced Irrigation District Board, on the Merced College Foundation Board, and as an Advisory Board Member for the Central California Small Business Development Center.  In 2023, Stephanie was recognized by the California State Assembly as Woman of the Year for her innovative solutions in affordable housing and transportation and her pioneering spirit as the first female City Manager for the City of Merced.  Stephanie also volunteers on the boards of several local non-profits that support youth sports and local FFA chapters, ensuring students have the community support needed to be successful.  Stephanie, with her husband Teddy and their two children, enjoys maintaining their family’s ranching tradition in their spare time.


Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts with a Minor in Mathematics from California State University, Fresno, and a Master of Arts in English from National University.

Stephanie is an ALF Great Valley Class XI Senior Fellow.

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