Rick Blessen

Development Officer
Advancement Office
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Rick has been a fundraiser for Doane University for the past eight years.  As the Director of Development, Rick works on all facets and levels of Doane’s fundraising efforts; from conducting campaigns, to working one-on-one with alumni and friends. 

Born and raised in Columbus Nebraska, Rick received a degree in Sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.   Rick and his wife Jennifer have three children and have been happy to call Crete their home for the last eight years. 

 Rick remains active in the community of Crete.  He currently serves as the past President of the Crete Community Foundation, assists in special projects such as the Save The Isis campaign, coaches youth sports teams, and is an active member of Trinity Memorial Episcopal church.    In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, and woodworking.

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