Don is an experienced development professional with successful accomplishments in annual funds, major and planned giving, donor relations and fundraising program administration.
Working with volunteers and board members, he has helped raise funds for quality organizations in healthcare, human services and higher education. Prior to his career in fundraising Don served as director of admissions at a private university and managed a significant sales territory for a national medical diagnostics firm.
His undergraduate and graduate degrees are in psychology and education. He is also a graduate of the National Planned Giving Institute of The College of William and Mary, and has achieved continuous professional certification (CFRE) since 1982. He has taught courses in fundraising and served the United Way as a trainer of volunteer board members in the BOARDWALK series.
An active member of the profession, Don is a longtime member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the National Committee on Planned Giving. He is a board member of the Association of Lutheran Development Executives, Northstar Chapter. He and his wife Karen live in White Bear Lake, Minnesota and have two adult children.
Don is currently the Director of Development at Shriners Hospital for Children – Twin Cities.
Minna Krejci joined Phi Sigma Rho in the Fall of 2002, in the Delta class of the Ohio Northern–Iota Chapter. After one semester, she transferred to Case Western Reserve University, where a Phi Rho colony was just getting started. She was a founding member of the Case–Omicron chapter, as an honorary member of the Alpha class. In the Case–Omicron chapter, she served as Interim President / Vice President, Social Chair, Membership Educator, Risk Manager, Ritual Chair, and Standards Board member. In 2006, she was honored with the Phi Sigma Rho National Senior Award, and graduated from Case with a BS in Materials Science and Engineering. After graduating, she served as a Regional Field Director for Midwest Region 2 for one year and is now involved with the startup of the E-Mentoring Program.
Minna is currently in her third year of pursuing a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University, studying biominerals using x-ray microscopy at the Advanced Photon Source. She now lives in Lincoln Park in Chicago, Illinois.
Leanne Smith has been a member of Phi Sigma Rho since 2005 when she joined the Purdue-Alpha Chapter as an Alpha Alpha. While at Purdue she held the positions of Associate Member Educator, Director of External Relations, and President. She graduated in 2008 with a degree in Industrial Engineering.
Leanne is now working for Accenture in Chicago, Ilinois and is in the process of founding the Alpha Chapter Housing Corporation.
Teresa Phillips is a 2008 graduate of the University of Connecticut (Theta chapter) with a degree in Resource Economics and Business Administration. Teresastudied industrial engineering for 4 years while in school and plans to integrate her business and engineering skills in her career. She is currently involved as a member of both Phi Sigma Rho's National Ritual and LEAP committees. Teresa currently lives in Hartford, CT with a fellow Phi Rho where she is working in a management program that she loves.
Kristen (Rector) Waters grew up in Nazareth, PA. She attended Penn State University where she graduated with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering. While at PSU she joined Phi Sigma Rho in her sophomore year. After graduation, Kristen accepted a job with Ingersoll Rand in their Accelerated Development Program and did several rotations in various operations roles. In 2007 she settled in Carmel, IN and is working as a Production Team Leader at Ingersoll Rand's Von Duprin facility in Indianapolis, IN. Recently she has starter her MBA at Indiana University. Kristen is currently the National Leadership Director for Phi Sigma Rho.