The Sapience Experience


Marie Bernard

Executive Director,

Sunnyvale Community Services

“Steve is outstanding at building relationships with donors and nonprofit organizations. He carefully matches a donor with causes that match their passion and interests. Steve makes sure that both sides are informed and prepared, and that expectations are well matched to outcomes. His warm and engaging style complement his planned approach to fund raising.”

Jacqueline de Guzman

Former Director of

Community Resources, West Valley Community Services

“Steve is wonderful to work with. He’s extremely professional, builds strong relationships--both internally and externally. He meets and exceeds commitments consistently and has an attitude of learning and improving all the time. He's very detail oriented and takes a great deal of accountability for his work. I would work with Steve again any time.”

Stan Russell

Lead Pastor

Horizon Community Church

"Steve Glavan is a special person. While working to raise funds for Horizon Community Church he displayed high character, excellent insight, relational strength and great knowledge. As a result, he helped us raise millions of dollars to move onto our new campus, build our new facilities and start a new high school...And oh, yes, he is very, very fun to be around."

Chris Weber


Career Advising and Outreach at UCLA Anderson School of Management

“Steve Glavan is exceptional at building and managing relationships. I greatly appreciated having him as a thought partner and valued his intellect, creativity and humor. I look forward to opportunities where we can work together again in the future.”

Michael Eckhardt


Chasm Institute and Board Member, United Way Bay Area

“I observed Steve’s effective interactions with key donors, board members, and other stakeholders,
and recognize his expertise as a fundraiser, as well as his capabilities as a team builder and leader.”

Nilou Nouri

Principal, Wedding Vows by Nilou

(Previously Major Gifts Officer, 

United Way Silicon Valley)

"One of the most skilled professionals in the nonprofit field, Steve is endowed with that rare combination of expertise and empathy...I have found him to be one of the most successful fundraisers and strategic planners...It has been an absolute pleasure working with Steve."


Generosity is Everywhere

  • Valley Pregnancy Center

  • Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa

  • Santa Clara Library Foundation and Friends

  • Kamana Volleyball Club

  • Girls Soccer Worldwide

  • Livermore Science and Social Center

  • Livermore-Amador Symphony Orchestra

  • The Grateful Garment Project

  • East Bay Housing Organizations

  • Cantabella Children’s Chorus

  • Christian Youth Theater Tri-Valley

  • Timmy’s Dragonfly

  • West Valley Community Services