- June 6, 2022
-- Dedicated to ending homelessness – one family at a time, Rainbow Village announced today that it has created the new role of Chief Strategy & Philanthropy Officer for seasoned nonprofit professional, Randy Redner. Having served Habitat for Humanity, American Cancer Society and United Methodist Children's Home over the course of a combined 15 years, Redner is perhaps best known in the nonprofit realm for his most recent seven-year turn as President & CEO for the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia (CFNEG). To accelerate Rainbow Village's work and expand its reach, Redner hopes to leverage his connectivity to a leadership pipeline, wealth of event and fundraising experience, and shared vision with CEO, Melanie Conner, in his new role with the Duluth-based nonprofit.
"It feels like I'm coming full-circle,"
said Redner. "Both Habitat for Humanity and Rainbow Village are focused on helping families through the provision of housing. I have always been impressed with this organization's culture to move forward and their remarkable growth over the last 24 months in the midst of a pandemic. They check all the boxes. They have a great CEO and staff leadership. They have a board that is looking forward. And they have the financial and relational capacity to make growth happen. What's the next big thing? How do we make that come about? That's where I come in – to help them scale and build a Rainbow Village 2.0."
Redner's track record speaks for itself. During his time at the American Cancer Society (ACS), he was responsible for the largest Relay for Life event in the world, growing the Gwinnett Relay to over $2.7 million. After joining CFNEG in 2015, he helped triple the size of the organization by bringing in more than $100 million in revenue while donating more than $50 million of that back into the community. In addition to his impressive nonprofit career, Redner boasts a 20-year career in the corporate world for companies like Georgia Power and Mead Corporation.
"I don't think I have the words to describe what a blessing it will be to have Randy on the Rainbow Village team," said Conner. "His passion and compassion will help us continue to ensure that we keep the families we serve at the forefront of everything that we do. That said, he will also help us identify ways to expand our programs and serve even more families. Randy will be a tremendous asset to the organization as a whole and, in turn, the families we serve will reap the benefits."
To learn more, visit http://www.rainbowvillage.org/