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January 18, 2014

ON THE MOVE: Jan. 19, 2014

The Indiana State University Foundation has hired veteran fundraising professional Ken Menefee to serve as a development officer for the organization and assist with philanthropy for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Menefee brings nearly 35 years of fundraising experience to the position and his experiences in health care development will provide the foundation with some different perspectives, foundation President Ron Carpenter said in announcing the appointment.  

Menfee has spent the majority of his career in health care fundraising, serving as the first director of the Union Hospital Foundation from 1986 to 1990. Most recently, he was director of development for Good Shepherd Hospice in Lakeland, Fla., where he was responsible for enhancing the organization’s overall fundraising efforts.

He has also served as the lead fundraiser for Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Fla. and the Parkview Hospital Foundation in Fort Wayne. For both entities, Menefee raised more than $20 million for various fundraising projects and priorities.        

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The Indiana State University Foundation has announced the hiring of Jeremiah Turner as a development officer. Turner will be a part of the Sycamore Athletic Foundation team and focus on major gift fundraising for ISU Athletics.

“I have a passion for Sycamore Athletics. I am excited about the opportunity to directly impact the success of our student athletes and our programs by sharing that passion with our fans and supporters,” Turner said.

As a development officer, Turner will be responsible for building relationships with former ISU athletes, alumni and fans as well as the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of athletic donors.

Turner previously served as the general manager for Nelligan Sports Marketing at Indiana State. In this position, he was responsible for a nearly 30 percent increase in total advertising revenue during his three years with the company.

Before joining Nelligan and Sycamore Athletics, Turner spent nine years with the Tribune-Star in a variety of leadership roles, including publisher and advertising director. Turner is also involved with numerous community organizations and serves on the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College board of trustees and the Wabash Valley Goodwill Industries board of directors.

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Nick Shaner of Robinson has been named the new coordinator of Career Services at Lincoln Trail College

Before his position at LTC, Shaner taught English at Olney Central College and Richland Community College. He was also the owner/manager of Nannies Inc., in Champaign, and worked in sales at Health Markets Insurance in Bloomington.

Shaner has a bachelor’s degree in English/literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign and a master’s degree in English/literature from Eastern Illinois University. He is currently pursuing a doctorate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

As the new Career Services coordinator, Shaner will be responsible for planning, developing and administering career and employment assistance programs for students, graduates and alumni.


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