Duane Schaefer has been appointed vice president for development at Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, IN, succeeding Michael Ziemianski, who died suddenly on June 25.
Schaefer brings to the Development Office a 20-year association with Saint Meinrad, as well as a wealth of experience. In January 2000, he joined the Development Office staff as the associate director of annual giving. He assumed the position of director of annual giving in October of 2002. Since July 2007, he has served as director of development.
The new appointment became effective on July 1 and was announced by Archabbot Kurt Stasiak, OSB.
The Vice President for Development serves as the chief advancement officer for Saint Meinrad Archabbey and its Seminary and School of Theology. Schaefer will be responsible for overseeing, evaluating, and strengthening Saint Meinrad’s ongoing programs in fund raising, alumni relations and communications.
Schaefer and his wife Marcia live in Georgetown, IN.