Assistant Vice President for Advancement Operations
Debbie Meyers has worked in advancement for more than 30 years, much of that time in higher education. Recently, she began her new role at Chautauqua Institution, heading their foundation’s advancement operations. In addition to creating or enhancing donor relations and stewardship programs at the University of Maryland, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Florida, she has built communications and development programs for a Catholic high school, an art museum and a health center development office.
A founding board member of the Association of Donor Relations Professionals, she chaired the international conference and has presented at every ADRP international conference. 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 married her high school drum major, and they have four grown children and two dogs.