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Driml to Lead Advancement

June 25, 2018
By Deb Daley

Nate Driml has been appointed Vice President of Advancement at Mercy High School.  Driml will be responsible for planning and executing a comprehensive advancement program for the school to include fund raising and alumnae engagement. He most recently served as the Director of Alumni Relations for the College of Nursing, School of Dentistry, as well as the Heider College of Business at Creighton University.  Prior to that, he was the Alumni and Development Operations Director at Creighton Preparatory School for nearly 10 years. 

While at Creighton, he was responsible for growing and managing the fund-raising prospect portfolios for his assigned school and colleges to maximize charitable support. 

An alum of Creighton Prep, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in Journalism.  He is working toward his Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership at Creighton.

Nate has plenty of connections to Mercy as his mother, Marrianne Safranek Driml ’65, aunts Barbara Safranek Kratky dec. SM ’55, and Rita Safranek Schneider ’58, as well as his sister Josah Driml Powers ’98, are all Women of Mercy.  In fact, Josah will be one of the school’s new Guidance Counselors this fall. 

 “Nate brings to this position a strong development, alumni relations, event management, writing and communications background and an equally important understanding of our mission and values,” said Mercy High School President, Sr. Delores Hannon, RSM.

He is a current advisory board member of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps and a former member of the Jesuit Partnership Council of Omaha.  He and his wife Janet are active at St. Stephen the Martyr Parish where their three children currently attend school.

Jim Pogge, former Vice President for Advancement, has moved to Phoenix, Arizona.