A native and life-time resident of Fresno, Don graduated from CSU Fresno and the Graduate School for Savings and Loans at Indiana University. For more than twenty years he was an executive in the savings and loan industry and was President of Financial Savings from 1985-1990. A successful entrepreneur, he is currently Vice President of MJ Construction, Vice President of Mission Homes, Vice President of Adobe Financial Corporation and President of Schafer Associates. Mr. Schafer is a self-avowed philanthropist whose principals of social entrepreneurship reflect not only his business success, but his generosity. His community service activities are too numerous to list, but many of his volunteer pursuits have been with CSUF, Economic Development Corporation and the Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife Alice have two children.