Baylor Law Welcomes Stephanie Mabry as Director of Development

June 29, 2022

Baylor Law Welcomes Stephanie Mabry as Director of Development

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Stephanie Dunnam Mabry joined Baylor Law as its Director of Development in the Spring of 2022. She received her Bachelor of Arts in history and political science from Baylor University in 2006 and a Master of Arts in Politics and Society in Historical Perspective from Utrecht University in the Netherlands in 2012.

After completing her undergraduate studies, Stephanie spent many years living, working, and studying abroad. An energetic self-starter, she commuted by boat while teaching English in Bangkok, Thailand, and by bicycle as a graduate student in The Netherlands. She spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Grozdyovo, Bulgaria, where she learned the art of ambassadorship, the Bulgarian language, and the importance of keeping the fire lit throughout the bitter winter months with no central heating. Immediately following her Peace Corps service, Stephanie returned to The Netherlands to study the political, economic, and social impact of international humanitarian intervention.

Since returning to her hometown of Waco in 2012, she has been a committed advocate, fundraiser, and spokesperson for several non-profit organizations. Recently, Stephanie was responsible for overseeing and executing the United Way’s Annual Campaign in McLennan County. An experienced fundraiser, she was the chief architect in securing United Way’s most significant gift in its 98-year history from a single, living household. She then renewed that record-breaking gift the following year. In another fundraising role, Stephanie was responsible for overseeing and executing a multi-million-dollar capital project.

The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce recognized Stephanie as a Waco Under 40 honoree in 2021. She is president of the Central Texas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and an executive committee member on her children’s school board.

The great-granddaughter and niece of former Texas Legislators, and the product of three generations of Baylor Lawyers, she is married to Baylor Lawyer John Mabry (J.D. ‘95), who is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and himself a former Texas State Representative. They have two young children who keep their home busy and full of laughter.

To speak with Stephanie about making a lasting, financial impact on our mission to train future Baylor Lawyers, please email or visit the Baylor Law website at

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PHONE: 254-710-6681

Established in 1857, Baylor University School of Law was one of the first law schools in Texas and one of the first west of the Mississippi River. Today, the school has more than 7,600 living alumni. It is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Baylor Law has a record of producing outstanding lawyers, many of whom decide upon a career in public service. The Law School boasts two governors, members or former members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, two former directors of the FBI, U.S. ambassadors, federal judges, justices of the Texas Supreme Court and members of the Texas Legislature, among its notable alumni. In its law specialties rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked Baylor Law’s trial advocacy program as one of the top 5 in the nation. Baylor Law is also ranked in the top 50 in the magazine’s 2019 edition of "America’s Best Graduate Schools." The National Jurist ranks Baylor Law as one of the "Best School for Practical Training," and in the top 15 "Best Law School Facilities" in the country. The Business Insider places Baylor Law among the top 50 law schools in the nation. Baylor Law received the 2015 American Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Award, making it only the third law school in the nation to be honored with the award since the award's inception in 1984. Learn more at

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