NPR Names Ronald J. Schiller Senior Vice President for Development and President, NPR Foundation
Mr. Schiller brings 20 years of experience to NPR, rising quickly from development officer to executive roles in fundraising and institutional advancement. He led efforts that resulted in unprecedented revenue growth in total fundraising and transformational gifts at the University of Chicago in each of his four years. He was integral to the success of The Chicago Initiative Capital Campaign, exceeding the original goal and raising $2.38 billion. Working closely with the University’s Boards, he created a new vision for Alumni Relations and Development, and led a reorganization that integrated the two groups and expanded their reach through new offices throughout the U.S. In addition to the University of Chicago, Mr. Schiller has led fundraising on behalf of Carnegie Mellon, Northeastern University, Cornell, the New England Conservatory of Music and the Eastman School of Music. Mr. Schiller earned a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from Cornell University.
He will maintain his residence in Aspen, Colorado with his partner Alan Fletcher, an accomplished composer and President of the Aspen Music Festival and School, and will commute regularly to Washington, DC.
Mr. Schiller succeeds Mark Vogelzang, former President and CEO of Vermont Public Radio, who has served as NPR’s Interim VP of Development. “We are grateful to Mark for his leadership this past six months,” said Ms. Schiller. “NPR is on course to meet this year’s revenue goals despite a tough economic climate, and Mark has effectively set the stage for the next phase in our growth.”