Renee Fazzari

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Renee (she/her) brings her experience in philanthropy, civic engagement, field building, and cultural strategy to lead the Center’s fundraising and foundation partnerships. She came to the Center as the Project Manager of the Midwest Culture Lab. Her career has spanned in-depth entrepreneurial efforts to resource grassroots frontline communities with leadership positions at State Voices, the Funders Committee on Civic Participation, the Transformative Leaders for Change Fellowship, and as a Program Officer at the General Service Foundation. Renee is a mom, a nature lover, and a dancer, currently rekindling her love for the arts through fingerpainting, friendship bracelets, and play-doh.