John Cerniglia has been named vice president of income development at The United Methodist Children’s Home, effective June 2. John joins The Children’s Home from Boys & Girls Club of America, where he served as national vice president of resource development. He brings prior experience from Habitat for Humanity International and Habitat for Humanity of Cincinnati.
“With an accomplished career dedicated to helping families break the cycle of poverty, John Cerniglia also brings valuable experience building models of collaborative fundraising and integrated direct marketing,” said Children’s Home President and CEO Bob Bruder-Mattson. “He will be an invaluable resource to The Children’s Home as we expand our foster care services and fundraising efforts across North Georgia.”
John has worked at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America since 2012 to bring new fundraising initiatives through integrated direct marketing and alumni relations. His team developed new models of collaborative fundraising with local clubs, consulted with clubs on major and planned gift strategies, assisted with both strategic planning and board engagement, and provided contemporary resource development education.
Previously, John served in a wide range of resource development leadership roles at the worldwide headquarters for Habitat for Humanity International. During his tenure at Habitat, he facilitated global strategy, policy, and fundraising performance for a team of fundraisers deployed across four continents. In recent years his staff coaching, team training, and donor interactions have brought him to over 30 countries. John also directed a global team responsible for two capital campaigns and a national team of 10 major gift professionals that produced over $20 million annually.
Earlier in his career, John served for 11 years as executive director for Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity, where he was responsible for guiding organizational development, strategy, and constituent relations, and for transforming this $3 million local affiliate into a nationwide top 40 Habitat affiliate.
John has directly solicited and closed dozens of current commitments from high net-worth individuals, and his accomplishments have been reported in Fundraising Success Magazine and The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
John is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). He has served as adjunct faculty for the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University since 2006, teaching major gifts and capital campaigns. He has served on the U.S. board of directors for Africa Inland Mission since 2012, helping govern this $35 million ministry with 700 missionaries.