Anne Renna has a passion for development work because she enjoys connecting people and organizations to the causes and issues they care most about. She looks forward to working alongside stakeholders to advance the mission of Disability Lead.
Anne has a decade of fundraising experience at several Chicago-based nonprofits committed to social justice, community and youth development. Prior to joining Disability Lead, Anne was Partnerships Manager at Strides for Peace, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the collective impact of community organizations working to end gun violence, save lives and build a stronger Chicago. In addition to this professional experience, she has served as a volunteer fundraiser and grant writer as a board member at the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club and for the Friends of Ray School.
Anne feels connected to the work of Disability Lead through friends and family members with disabilities, as well as her own experience with an acquired disability. Anne holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University, and a B.A. in Biology from Dartmouth College. She lives in Hyde Park with her husband and two children.