Portrait of Debbie Meyers

Debbie Meyers

Writer/Editor, Rutgers University Foundation & Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer, EDiT!

Debbie has worked in advancement for more than 30 years, much of that time in higher education. She has created or enhanced operations, communications, donor relations and stewardship programs at Chautauqua Institution, the University of Maryland, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Florida. She also has built communications and development programs for a Catholic high school, an art museum, and a health center development office. 

Currently, she works part-time for Rutgers University Foundation, writing feature stories on alumni and donors, and proofreading and editing to her heart’s delight. In addition to being a stewardship and donor relations consultant and freelancer, she is also chief inspiration officer at EDiT!, providing editorial direction, inspiration and training to advancement professionals. With her lifelong love for writing, her positive energy and sense of humor, she helps to take the pain out of drafting advancement communications. 

A founding board member of the Association of Donor Relations Professionals, she chaired the international conference in 2011 and has a consecutive streak of presenting at every ADRP International Conference, as well as some that took place even before ADRP was formed. Debbie has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in journalism, thanks to her mother, who corrected her grammar from her first spoken word. She lives in southwest New York with her high school drum major/husband, with whom she shares four grown children and three goofy dogs.