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Gary Steiner

Managing Director, DRi Midwest

Gary Steiner is the Managing Director of DRi’s Omaha, Nebraska office. Gary brings 25 years of non-profit management and fundraising experience to DRi clients. He specializes in working with volunteer and paid staff leadership to develop visionary strategic plans and to secure the resources needed to turn those visions into realities. Gary has facilitated this work for a wide range of organizations, from national organizations to small local nonprofits, and has managed more than 275 paid employees.

Before entering private consulting work, Gary served as Executive Director of the Millard Public Schools Foundation in Omaha, where he expanded revenue from $3 million to more than $8.5 million and established the state’s first public school foundation-run early education center. Net assets increased from $2.4 million to more than $13 million.

As Senior Development Officer for the Western United States at the American Red Cross National Headquarters, Gary co-managed a national field-based fundraising staff of 48. With responsibility for goals, functions, human resources, and a $4.5 million operating budget, he led local chapter revenue to increase by more than $241 million in two years. Gary also has fundraising and management experience through several positions with the Boy Scouts of America.

Gary earned the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certificate in 1993 and is a frequent presenter at state, regional, and national conferences. He is the Immediate Past President of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals (Nebraska Chapter); a Founding Board Member of the Millard TeamMates Mentoring Program; a Board Member at National Keep Kids Alive: Drive 25 Foundation and at the First Responders Foundation; and a Rotary Club member since 2004. Gary completed a B.A. in Journalism/Advertising at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.