MEET THE STAFF

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PAUL C. MILES

President and CEO
We Raise Foundation

After a 25-year career serving non-profit organizations around the world, Mr. Paul C. Miles was named President and CEO of We Raise Foundation (formerly Wheat Ridge Ministries) by its Board of Directors in August 2015.

Paul joined We Raise after serving as vice president for development at Make-A-Wish America in Phoenix, Ariz. In this position, Paul was responsible for all individual and foundation giving, direct mail, digital, annual giving and grants, and planned giving. In addition, he served as a member of the Senior Leadership Team and the Grants Committee.

Prior to his tenure with Make-A-Wish America, Paul spent 22 years with a leading international consulting firm that works with non-profit organizations on a wide-range of development needs. As campaign director, he helped his clients raise over $1 billion, culminating in a $593 million campaign for Habitat for Humanity International, where he also served as interim senior vice president of development. After serving as a campaign director, Paul joined the management team and eventually became a limited partner with the firm.

Paul graduated from Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill., where he later served on the Foundation Board of Directors and the President’s Advisory Council. His board service also includes Lutheran World Relief, Baltimore, Md.; Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Clubs of Sumter County, and various congregational boards. He has been a frequent speaker and trainer in the field of resource development.

Paul and his wife, Sonja, live with their three children, Nathan, Olivia and Meredith, in Naperville, Ill.

THE EXECUTIVE TEAM

Heather Klein Olson

Vice President for Advancement

Ronda Bischoff

Director of Finance

Matt Croll

Director of Finance

Joanne Otte

Director of Programs

Heather Klein Olson

Vice President for Advancement

Ronda Bischoff

Director of Finance

Matt Croll

Director of Finance

Joanne Otte

Director of Programs

Anne Schoenherr

Director of Communications

Tanya Thomas

Executive Assistant to the President / HR Administrator 

Anne Schoenherr

Director of Communications

Tanya Thomas

Executive Assistant to the President / HR Administrator 

THE STAFF

Ann Brandt

Director of Annual Giving and Advancement Services

Meredith Capocci

Staff Accountant 

Rebecca Davis

Website Coordinator 

Eric Hawley

Assistant Director of Programs 

Ann Brandt

Director of Annual Giving and Advancement Services

Meredith Capocci

Staff Accountant 

Rebecca Davis

Website Coordinator 

Eric Hawley

Assistant Director of Programs 

Gail Maher

Ministry Programs Assistant 

Abigail Miller

Manager of Crowdfunding and Social Media

Jennifer Sievers

Manager of Advancement Services

Jacob Smutz

Philanthropic Advisor

Gail Maher

Ministry Programs Assistant 

Abigail Miller

Manager of Crowdfunding and Social Media

Jennifer Sievers

Manager of Advancement Services

Jacob Smutz

Philanthropic Advisor

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