Paul E. Shaffer


IPFW Honorary Lifetime Alumni Board Member (1994)


Paul E. Shaffer is the Chairman and CEO of Fort Wayne National Bank. Shaffer led several fund-raising campaigns for IPFW including the 25th Anniversary Fund Committee.

The Paul E. Shaffer Medal was awarded to Shaffer in 2002 to recognize his civic leadership activities and financial support to the many civic organizations in the Fort Wayne community and especially to IPFW. He served as Treasurer of the first Community Campaign to raise funds for the IPFW Library. Later he served as Chairman of the one-million-dollar fund drive to improve and expand the Library. He is Chairman of the IPFW Public Members who elect five Board members to the IPFW Foundation. He serves as a Director of the IPFW Foundation and is a member of its Executive Committee. For several years he has been a member of the Chancellor's Advisory Committee.

Dorothy and Paul Shaffer have committed $500,000 for scholarships for IPFW students and have recently committed $250,000 toward the Paul E. Shaffer Chair in Finance at IPFW.

Before his retirement Mr. Shaffer had been employed at Fort Wayne National Bank for 43 years and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for over 20 years.

For over 50 years he has shared his time and financial support with many civic organizations in our community.