In November of 1993 Steve Kerr joined the staff of Wheeler Mission to lead their $6 million capital campaign for the renovation of the Downtown Shelter and the newly-acquired Community Center on east Michigan Street. Upon completion of the campaign ($6.2 million total dollars raised), Steve's services were retained by Wheeler and he was named their Chief Development Officer. Steve's department is responsible for all fundraising activities, public relations and marketing, special events, and volunteer services.
Steve is also the founder and Race Director for the Drumstick Dash, Wheeler's annual run/walk on Thanksgiving Day. Now the second largest running event in Indiana, the Drumstick Dash has grown 1,300 percent in its fourteen-year existence.
Prior to coming to Wheeler, Steve worked for Butler University where he assisted on the campaign to renovate Hinkle Fieldhouse, served as the Director of Annual Giving, headed up the annual campaign for major donors, and re-designed the "Bulldog Club", a giving program for Butler athletics.
He has also worked for the United Way of Central Indiana where he was responsible for all educational campaigns. Steve has served in the fundraising industry for 33 years.
Steve received his Bachelors degree from Kentucky Christian University. Additionally, he holds a number of memberships and certificates relevant to his profession. He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and a current member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Steve has served as the Chairman for the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions Development Track and has provided consulting services for several organizations including the Kokomo Rescue Mission, the Oaks Academy, Lighthouse Mission, Back on my Feet, Muncie Mission Ministries, and Mooresville Christian School. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Indianapolis Rowing Center.