Posted: Monday Sep 26, 2011
Karen Struble Myers has been named director of development at the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College, it was announced by Rita Catalano, executive director.
In the new position, she will be developing a multi-year fundraising program, planning fundraising events and coordinating donor research, recognition and stewardship.
Ms. Struble Myers earned a bachelor of arts degree from The Pennsylvania State University in advertising-public relations with minors in speech communication and business, and a master of science degree in professional leadership from Carlow University.
A Certified Fundraising Executive, she is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and a member of the board of directors of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter where she is a frequent presenter on annual fund strategies. A member of the E-magnify Winners’ Circle Public Relations Committee, she was named a YWCA Rising Star of Westmoreland County in 2008.
A native of Bellefonte, Ms. Struble Myers is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Struble of Zion. She and her husband, Neal, live in Greensburg.
The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media (www.fredrogerscenter.org) was established at Saint Vincent College in 2003. The Center houses the official archive of Fred Rogers’ work including scripts, videos, and artifacts from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The Center’s national programs to advance the fields of early learning and children’s media include the Early Career Fellows program; the Fred Rogers Center Early Learning Environment™ under development as a web-based resource in early literacy and media literacy for teachers, home-based caregivers, and families; and the Fred Forward Conference Series. New initiatives also include program collaborations with faculty and students of Saint Vincent College.
Photo: Karen Struble Myers