The Rev. Richard Schaper, CFP, has served as gift planning officer since 2000. Experiences as a Benedictine monk, hospital chaplain, parish pastor, and certified financial planner have prepared him to offer a pastoral and spiritual perspective in financial and estate planning. In assisting donors, his primary allegiance is to the well-being and intentions of the giver. After study at Colgate University, Oxford University, the University of Chicago, and Yale University, Richard completed courses at Golden Gate University and the University of San Francisco in financial planning and fundraising. His wife, the Rev. Anita Ostrom, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist. They make their home in Mill Valley. Richard comes from a seafaring family and enjoys sailing and fishing.