AFP Member Spotlight
Scott K. Niermann
Roane State Community College Foundation
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Scott K. Niermann has been a member of AFP since 2015, but in the fundraising field, he should be considered a lifer. Well before he spent time as a Grants Coordinator with a rural health system in Missouri before leaving to pursue a Master of Public Administration degree, Scott was soliciting donations for a new family dishwasher as a middle schooler.
“We had just moved into a large, old home, and my family was in the process of making massive renovations to restore the house to its former glory,” said Niermann. “Frankly, I got tired of doing dishes by hand and determined the old dishwasher needed (to be) replaced ASAP for my parents' wedding anniversary!”
Scott has since applied his talents to more purely charitable endeavors. This includes multiple extracurricular clubs during his days at Truman State University where he put sustainable fundraising plans in place and in his current position as Executive Director of the Roane State Community College Foundation where he has recently helped one charitable family increase their endowment to more than one million dollars in a brief timeframe.
“My short three years at Roane State Foundation has been very rewarding as I met and connected with so many motivated and giving individuals, families, businesses, foundations, and others supporting the students, faculty, staff, and programs of the college and the communities we serve,” Niermann said.
Niermann continues to contribute to the profession in multiple ways. He has a consulting firm and has even started a new podcast called NP Local.
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