Advancement Staff
Scott
Scott Leisinger '87, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Phone: (319) 352-8495
E-mail: scott.leisinger@wartburg.edu
Leisinger came to Wartburg after serving as vice president for development at the University of Northern Iowa Foundation since February 2003. Prior to UNI, Leisinger was director of development at Wartburg from 2000 to 2003. Leisinger earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and communication arts from Wartburg. He went on to earn a Master of Arts in communication from the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley.
DEVELOPMENT
Don Meyer
Don Meyer, CFRE, Director of Development
Phone: (319) 352-8495
E-mail: donald.meyer@wartburg.edu
Don came to Wartburg in July 2009 after serving as VP for Advancement at Waldorf College.  In 2001 he received his Certified Fund Raising Executive certification (CFRE) from CFRE International.  Don directs, administers and coordinates the development staff and development programs.  He works with alumni and friends in Des Moines, Quad Cities, Mason City/Clear Lake and other central and northeastern Iowa areas.  He also works in the New England states, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, the Twin Cities of Minnesota, and the Pacific Northwest states of Washington, Oregon and Idaho,
Al Buenning Jay Boeding, Development Officer
Phone
(319) 352-8650
E-mail: jay.boeding@wartburg.edu
Jay is a 1999 graduate and returns to Wartburg after spending nine years in corporate fundraising for the Iowa Public Television Foundation. Jay works with alumni, friends and the corporate community in Iowa, Minnesota, California, Arizona and Texas.
Al Buenning
Al Buenning '64, Senior Development Officer
Phone
(319) 352-8487 or (303) 674-7227
E-mail: 
al.buenning@wartburg.edu
A 1964 Wartburg graduate, Al works out of our Evergreen, Colo. office working with individuals on gift and estate planning. Al returned to his alma mater in 1999 after serving as a development professional with the YMCA. Al works with alumni and friends in Fort Dodge, Spencer, Sioux City, and other western Iowa areas.  He also works in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.
Denny Haugen
Denny Haugen '75, Development Officer
Phone: 
(319) 352-8487
E-mail: 
dennis.haugen@wartburg.edu
A 1975 Wartburg graduate, Denny returns to campus after working for CUNA Mutual in Kansas City, Mo. He works with individuals on gift and estate planning. Denny works with alumni and friends in Des Moines, Quad Cities, Ottumwa, and Burlington, Iowa areas.  He also works in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
Mark
Mark Piel, Director of Gift Planning
Phone:  (319) 352-8666
E-mail:   mark.piel@wartburg.edu
Mark joined the Wartburg development staff in October 2010, having previously served as an Area Director of Planned Giving with the Arthritis Foundation.  Mark will provide direction to the college’s planned giving program, as well as working with individuals on gift and estate planning.  He works with alumni and friends in eastern Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky.  Mark is a 1974 graduate of Concordia University in River Forest, IL, and earned a Master of Education in school administration from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.
 Nelson
David Nelson '58, Development Associate
E-mail: dave.nelson@wartburg.edu

A graduate of Wartburg in 1958, and Wartburg Seminary in 1962, Dave served as a parish pastor for 23 years in New Jersey and Illinois. After serving as a Regional Major Gift Director for The ALC based in Champaign, IL, he came to Wartburg in 1987 as Planned Giving Director. After his 2003 retirement as Senior Development Officer, Dave became a Mission Support Associate for Wartburg Seminary. Continuing to reside in Waverly, Dave works part-time with alumni and friends in Iowa.

Christa
Christa Hanson, Director of Advancement Services and Prospect Research
Phone: (319) 352-8672
E-mail: christa.hanson@wartburg.edu
Christa joined the staff at Wartburg in June 2012.  She previously worked for 9 years in Quality Improvement and Information Management at Exceptional Persons, Inc., a leading service agency supporting adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.   Prior to that, Christa worked for Cedar Valley Economic Development in Waterloo and attended Waldorf College and the University of Northern Iowa.  In the Advancement office at Wartburg, her principal duties include development research and data collection, reporting, and analysis.
Lia Lia Kampman '08, Campaign Director
Phone: (319) 352-8513
E-mail: lia.kampman@wartburg.edu
A 2008 alumna of Wartburg College, Lia joined the staff in 2013. She plans, organizes, and directs the overall aspects of the capital campaign. Lia previously worked in the development office at Loras College in Dubuque.
Megan Megan Reid, Campaign Communications Associate
Phone: (319) 352-8497
E-mail: megan.reid@wartburg.edu
Megan joined the staff in 2013. She provides oversight for all development communications materials. She received her B.A. from St. Olaf College.
Kim Bunce
Kim Bunce, Office Coordinator, Development
Phone: (319) 352-8487
E-mail: kimberly.bunce@wartburg.edu
Kim joined the staff in June of 1989.  Her primary responsibilities include staff support of the college development officers, and managing the annual scholarship recognition program.  She also manages the college’s planned giving illustrations, charitable gift annuities, and donor estates.
Denise Flood
Danise Flood, Information Clerk Alumni/Development
Phone: (319) 352-8489
E-mail: danise.flood@wartburg.edu 

Danise joined Wartburg in 2002.  Her primary responsibilities include managing the donor database, report writing and adding new records as needed.  Danise and her husband, Dave, have 2 daughters, one of which is a Wartburg graduate.

Suzie Kramer
Suzie Kramer, Administrative Assistant to VP for Institutional Advancement and Director of Development
Phone: (319) 352-8495
E-mail: suzann.kramer@wartburg.edu
Suzie joined Wartburg in 1990 as administrative assistant to the vice president for institutional advancement and the director of development. Most often, whether you’re calling the office or visiting in person, Suzie will be the first person to greet and assist you. Her duties include correspondence, donor relations, fundraising support, and major event planning.  Some of those events include Christmas with Wartburg, Round Table annual recognition event, and the biannual President’s Advisory Council meeting.
Bev
Bev Saathoff, Advancement Bookkeeper
Phone: (319) 352-8498
E-mail: beverly.saathoff@wartburg.edu
Bev joined the development staff in1980.  Her primary responsibilities include bookkeeping and computer generated report writing.  She enjoys attending Wartburg cultural events and being host to a Wartburg student from Japan. 
ALUMNI AND PARENT RELATIONS & ANNUAL GIVING
Renee Clark
Renee Clark Voves '04, Director of Alumni and Parent Relations & Annual Giving
Phone: 319-352-8499
E-mail: renee.voves@wartburg.edu

After earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Marketing from Wartburg College in 2004, Renee worked as a marketing director in Waverly before returning to Wartburg in 2007.  She works with alumni, parents, friends and students to support the annual fund and engage them in the life of the college.

Abbie
Abbie Smith '10, Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
Phone: 
319-352-8225
E-mail: 
abbie.smith@wartburg.edu
Abbie earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Wartburg and is completing a master’s degree in healthcare administration at Des Moines University. Prior to joining the alumni and parent relations staff in 2012, she worked at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly since 2008, first as a Certified Nursing Assistant and, since January 2011, as marketing publications coordinator. As a student, she was an event planning and e-communications assistant in the Wartburg Alumni and Parent Relations Office.
Jeff
Jeff Keen, Assistant Director of Annual Giving
Phone:
 319-352-8512
E-mailjeff.keen@wartburg.edu
Prior to coming to Wartburg in 2012, Jeff worked for two years as director of development and marketing for the Bosco System Catholic Schools in Gilbertville.  He earned an associate’s degree from North Iowa Area Community College and completed a B.A. in political science at the University of Iowa. Keen spent two years with RuffaloCODY in Cedar Rapids, supervising phone campaigns for colleges, universities and nonprofit organizations.
Laurie Laurie Everhardt '92
Alumni and Parent Relations and Annual Giving Associate
Phone:
319-352-8496
E-mail:
laurie.everhardt@wartburg.edu
Laurie joined the staff in 2013. Prior to Wartburg, she worked as volunteer services and foundation manager at the Waverly Health Center.
Matt
Matt Schirm, Advancement Communications Coordinator
Phone: 319-352-8307
E-mailmatthew.schirm@wartburg.edu
Matt joined the Alumni/Parent Relations and Annual Giving staff as the Alumni Communications Coordinator in August of 2011. He graduated from Coe College in 2001 with a B.A. in history, and has since earned master's degrees in education from the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky, and in human movement from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. Matt also serves as the Assistant Baseball Coach at Wartburg.
Jane
Jane LindnerOffice Coordinator for Alumni and Parent Relations
Phone: 319-352-8491
E-mail: jane.lindner@wartburg.edu
Jane joined Wartburg in January 1992 as secretary to the director of alumni and parent relations. Her main duties are greeting visitors to the office, answering the department phone calls and handling any questions or concerns, coordinating mailings, assisting with email communications, coordinating attendee lists and day-of-event needs for the many alumni and student events held on campus or around the United States. These include Outfly picnics, alumni tours, Senior Pig Roast, Family Weekend, and Homecoming Weekend.
Amy
Amy Burman, Office Coordinator for Annual Giving
Phone:
 319-352-8490
E-mailamy.burman@wartburg.edu
Amy earned an associate’s degree in applied science from Hawkeye Community College, where she also completed the executive administrative assistant program. Prior to coming to Wartburg in 2012, she worked as executive assistant/secretary at Hudson Elementary School, served as the school district’s prom coordinator, and coached varsity girls golf and eighth-grade girls volleyball.