Paul Scherschel

Director of Development for Major Gifts
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Paul Scherschel joined the William Peace University Advancement team as Director of Development for Major Gifts in December 2021. In his position, Paul will work closely with the Office of Advancement staff, WPU leadership, faculty, alumni and friends in support of WPU’s mission. Paul has been fundraising for fifteen years serving healthcare and small private higher education institutions. His wife, Kira, is a middle school teacher as well as a group exercise instructor and personal trainer. With their two children, Jonah and Josie, they love to be outside, travel and play with their Goldendoodle dog, Cruiser.

“I look forward to meeting and getting to know our Peace alumni, friends, students, faculty, and staff. With their generous support, they are leaving a legacy of preparing students for the organizations of tomorrow. “

Education

BA Philosophy with Pre-Medicine Concentration, Millikin University

Activities & Honors

Certified Fund Raising Executive, 2019
Professional Memberships: Council for Advancement & Support of Education (CASE), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, Advisory Board, Forefront, and Association of Fundraising Professionals
Village Trustee, Village of Chatham, IL, 2017-2021
Vice Chair, Leadership Springfield Advisory Board, 2016-2018
Secretary, Ball-Chatham Educational Foundation Board of Trustees, 2016-2018
Sangamon Valley Estate Planning Council, 2015-2021
Meals on Wheels, 2007-2019
Heart of Wes Barr Foundation
Student-Alumni Relations Award, 2004
Major Thomas G. Storey Citizenship Award, 2004
Helen Moffett Russell Community Service Award, 2004

Research & Publications

The Bahamas Index and Yearbook: 2001