Title: Chief Executive Officer and President
Company: P&S Smart Marketing & Fundraising
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Paula R. Schumacher, CEO and President at P&S Smart Marketing & Fundraising, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in fundraising.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts in English, journalism and social studies at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, Ms. Schumacher subsequently obtained a master’s degree in journalism at Kansas State University in 1974. She has served as the president and chief executive officer of P&S Smart Marketing & Fundraising since 2003. Previously, she was the director of development at Tri-County Mental Health Services and the director of the Community Education & Technology Center at Metropolitan Community College – Maple Woods, both in Kansas City, Missouri.
Ms. Schumacher is a certified fundraising executive and has secured more than four million dollars in grants for nonprofit organizations. She is also a certified program planner with extensive experience in grant writing. She is additionally active as a grant writer and project manager with Northland Shepherds Center in Kansas City and volunteers with the Global Birthing Home Foundation in Haiti. Furthermore, she is the editor of Hannah News, a publication of the USS Hancock CV/CVA – 19 Association.
The Executive Women’s Leadership Council of Greater Kansas City honored Ms. Schumacher with special recognition for her efforts to help set up a non-profit in 2005. Moreover, The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City presented her with recognition for grants that she has written. She was also the recipient of the Certified Fund Raising Executive Award in 2010. A member of the Grant Professional Association and the Association of Fundraising Professionals, she was the past president of the Student Union of Fort Hays State University and Alpha Sigma Alpha.
Ms. Schumacher worked in education for 20 years when she needed to raise money for her college students. This led to her first experience with grant writing, opening a brand-new career path. She attributes her success to her strong work ethic and her ability to understand the needs of others. Solid writing skills have helped her write more effective grants and she plans to expand her skills and mentor others in grant writing in the future.
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