Renee Canfield has proudly served as the Executive Director of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo for the past four years, since April 2015. During her time in leadership, the organization has increased its annual budget from $88,000 to $196,000 and has grown from a staff of one part-time employee to two full-time employees, while expanding programs and services for families supporting loved ones with Down syndrome throughout Northwest Ohio and Southern Michigan.
Previously, Renee was the Fundraising Events and Public Relations Coordinator for the nonprofit organization A Kid Again based in Columbus, Ohio before becoming a Project Manager for The Limited (women's clothing retailer) in their corporate office in New Albany, Ohio.
Renee is very active in the local Northwest Ohio chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, having co-founded the Mentoring Program and serving on their Board of Directors for over two years. Recently, in October 2018, Renee was bestowed the prestigious honor of the Robert Brundage Award from Northwest Ohio Community Shares, which celebrates visionary leaders that confront societal or civic issues, address health or environmental concerns, or promote arts and humanities. Robert Brundage award recipients are recognized for exhibiting dedication, integrity and honorable service, and for having a transformational effect on their communities.
Originally from Buffalo, NY, Renee was a scholarship student-athlete on the volleyball team at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania before completing her Masters degree at The Ohio State University. She loves calling Toledo “home”, and exploring all that our area has to offer with her husband and two daughters.
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Board of Directors
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