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Ryan Strawhecker, MA, CFRE

Ryan Strawhecker, MA, CFRE

Director of Consulting Services

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Ryan started his career in 2004 when he began working at Paul J. Strawhecker, Inc., assisting with philanthropic planning studies and capital campaigns. In 2010, he became Development & Communications Director for Project Interfaith, a cultural and religious educational start-up nonprofit. Ryan's career then led him to Omaha Home for Boys as Planned Giving Officer and Grant Manager and to United Way of the Midlands as Senior Director of Corporate Relations & Major Accounts. During his time at the United Way of the Midlands, he was a primary contact for the Foundation, and later the annual $20 million fundraising drive.

Ryan earned two degrees in English, a bachelor's from Millikin University and a master's from Creighton University. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Charitable Gift Planners of Nebraska. Ryan is excited to return to PJS and help clients through his experiences in annual drives, events, grant writing and planned giving.