Helena Shafer


Helena Shafer, Director of Development

Hometown: I don’t really have a hometown because I’m a military brat, so basically Dayton has been my home since 1988.

What I Do: I’m the Director of Developmentfor Discover Classical

Five Things You May Not Know About Me:

  1. I have a lot of Marilyn Monroe collectibles, and I know more about her than I’d care to admit.
  2. I’m a Dallas Cowboy fan…no comments from the peanut gallery, please.
  3. I’m extremely competitive. Losing is not in my vocabulary.
  4. I’m not a fan of driving; I didn’t get my license until I was 21 and failed my first time because I hit a parked car during the driving portion of the test.
  5. I always wanted to be an actress, and still sometimes consider trying out for Community Theater.


One Thing You May Know About Me: I’m the proud mother of 5 beautiful children and I’m lucky to have the love and support of an amazing husband whom I adore. I’m also a “Nana” to two of the cutest little grandkids you will ever meet.