has more than 40 years of fundraising, strategic-planning, public relations and communications experience, both as a chief institutional development officer and as a consultant with several nationally recognized firms.
has managed or played significant roles in campaigns with combined goals exceeding $850 million, including a $180 million campaign to build the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum
at Dulles Airport and a $50 million campaign for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
personal areas of expertise include campaign design and management, developing leadership gift strategies and redefining and restructuring boards of trustees.
He has served as a senior advancement officer with prestigious institutions such as the National Air and Space Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, the University of St. Thomas, Case Western Reserve University, the University of California, Irvine and The University of Chicago.
In addition, Ron
spearheaded campaigns behind the construction of Holy Family Catholic High School
in Victoria, MN and the renovation of Pius XI High School
in Milwaukee, WI.
Ron holds a Master of Arts in educational administration and Bachelor of Arts in English, both earned through the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota.
What Clients Say
Mirenda & Associates
worked with us during a critical two-year period to expand and strengthen our Individual Major Gifts effort.
I would not hesitate to recommend Ron
firm to anyone requiring a creative, effective solution to their fundraising needs.
worked effectively with staff, volunteers and donors in cultivating prospects, planning and making solicitations and ensuring that the appropriate follow up was completed in a timely and effective way.