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James R. Rennert, CFRE

Sisters of St. Joseph
Director of Mission Advancement
Brentwood, NY

Jim Rennert, a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), is the Director of Mission Advancement for the Sisters of St. Joseph in Brentwood, NY. Prior to that, he was the Director of Development for the North American Province of the Cenacle Sisters for 15 years.  Jim raises funds through direct mail, grants, special events, major and planned gifts. In 2011, he completed a capital campaign for a new green and sustainable retreat center and Convent at the Cenacle in Ronkonkoma, NY.

Prior to the Cenacle, Jim worked for the National Catholic Development Conference, a national trade association similar to AFP, and was a university administrator and a banker.

 Jim is a Past President of the Long Island Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFPLI). At AFPLI he was the former Vice President of Public Awareness, Chair of the Marketing and Public Relations Committee, Chair of Philanthropy Day in 2002, and Chair of the Philanthropy Day Awards Committee in 2001. He is currently serving his 7th term on the AFPLI board of directors, and chairs the Scholarship Committee. Jim was awarded the Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award from AFPLI in 2012. He is also a member of the National Catholic Development Conference.

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