Lee Schaefer - Managing Director "Spirituality Circle"
Co-Founder of Portrait of a Soul
Lee Schaefer is co-founder of Portrait of a Soul which is a non-profit organization, which commissions portraits of children with craniofacial conditions. It's art to mend where medicine leaves off.
Portrait of a Soul teamed up with the world-class craniofacial specialists at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to help identify children who would receive the most emotional benefit from having a commissioned portrait.
Lee and his wife Susan modeled Portrait of a Soul after the highly praised “Face to Face Portrait Project” started in Philadelphia by Nelson Shanks, founder and artistic director of Studio Incamminati School for Contemporary and Realist Art and Linton Walker, MD, founder of the Craniofacial Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Both men believed in the power of art and medicine to nourish the soul and health the body.
During a successful business career Lee gained extensive experience in a wide range of sales fully utilizing his excellent communication skills and knowledge.
As an entrepreneur Lee Schaefer owned the sales rep agency Midwest Marketing.and as President of Reality Racing he was responsible for the day to day operations of national television show which aired on Spike TV.
As Vice President of Development of VOA, Lee raised money for the programs of Volunteers of America and was the number one fund raiser in the country for major gifts two years in row.
Lee Schaefer comments on his appointment as Managing Director of "Spirituality Circle"
“I am looking forward to the opportunity to promote the various activities within the Spirituality Circle, especially the Museum of Spiritual Art.
The Museum of Spiritual Art is a great opportunity for local schools, organizations and other communities to see and experience paintings and artifacts from different religions across the world.
It is a wonderful collection and location of interfaith spiritual art.
During 2016, we are planning a series of different speakers each month at the museum on the subject of the “Religious influence on Art.”