Speaker Bios – Annual Meeting 2017

 CFRE Conversation

Michael J. Parry, CFRE
Chief Development Officer

The City Mission

Cleveland native Michael J. Parry, CFRE, is Chief Development Officer of The City Mission in Cleveland, a position he’s held since 2010.  His career in nonprofit fundraising started in 1988 at the Cleveland Play House, and other organizations/causes he has served include Services for Independent Living, the Salvation Army, and the American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter.  A classical singer/musician by training, Michael is a past member of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and has been a church soloist for decades.  He is a past AFP-Cleveland Board Member and continues to give back to the community through service to his church, Mary Ministries Foundation (suicide/mental health education) and the Christian Motorcyclists Association.


Partnering for Success – CEOs, CDOs, Board Members, and Organizational Strategy

Kristin Warzocha
President and CEO

Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Kristin Warzocha is the President and CEO for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Northeast Ohio’s largest hunger relief organization. The Food Bank relies on community support to fulfill its mission of ensuring that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day.

She directs the organization’s efforts to provide nutritious food and support to more than 700 member agencies and programs that serve hungry Northeast Ohioans in six counties, and champion the organization’s mission. Warzocha assumed her new duties in November, 2014. She succeeds Anne Goodman, the Food Bank’s President and CEO since 1999.

Warzocha has been with the Food Bank since 2000 and was responsible for engaging the general public in the organization’s work. She served most recently as vice president of external affairs, overseeing fundraising, communications, advocacy, SNAP outreach and volunteer resources for the organization.

Warzocha managed the Food Bank’s capital campaign, which raised more than $10 million to construct a new state of the art community food distribution center. She was also a member of the management team that helped facilitate the mergers of the Food Bank with Food Rescue of Northeast Ohio, another local hunger relief organization, in 2001 and with the Greater Cleveland Committee on Hunger in 2003. As part of this second merger, the Food Bank took on responsibility for the coordination of the annual Harvest for Hunger food and funds drive, one of the largest campaigns of its type in the nation.

The Greater Cleveland Food Bank received the 2013 Mary Ruth Herbers SNAP Outreach Excellence in Food Banking Award from Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network, for outstanding service. In 2006, it was named Food Bank of the Year by Feeding America. Also in 2006, it received the Organization Innovation Award from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.

Kristin is a graduate of John Carroll University and she lives in Lakewood with her husband, Christian, and daughters, Samantha and Ryan. She is a proud graduate of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2010!

Mary Lavigne-Butler
Vice President of External Affairs

Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Mary Lavigne-Butler has been a staff person at the Food Bank since July 2016. Currently, she serves as Vice President of External Affairs. Before then, she served as Director of Development. The External Affairs Department consists of development, communications, advocacy, and volunteer services. As Vice President, Lavigne-Butler oversees all volunteer relations, fundraising and corporate relations, advocacy activities, and public relations and special events.

Lindsay Marciniak
Senior Vice President
CCS Fundraising

Lindsay brings more than 13 years of experience working with non-profit organizations on fundraising, project management, marketing, and communications. Lindsay’s areas of expertise include major gifts, developing fundraising and marketing strategies, annual fund efforts, and managing comprehensive volunteer structures.

As a senior executive of the firm, Lindsay supervises and mentors team members within the Midwest and Central United States. She also regularly presents on fundraising topics to clients, board members, and development professionals across the country and has guest lectured at many non-profit management courses. Lindsay serves on the Board of Directors for the Cleveland Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

During her tenure at CCS, Lindsay worked as the Campaign Director for The Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland’s $35 million capital campaign, which is one of the largest projects in the Cleveland organization’s history. She also served as the Campaign Director for Kiwanis International’s $110 million worldwide campaign, a partnership with UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. In this capacity, Lindsay managed a 14-member staff team and coordinated a worldwide volunteer team of 6,000 campaign leaders.

Before joining CCS, Lindsay worked at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management as the Assistant Director of Annual Giving. She also served as a fundraiser at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Deborah’s Place in Chicago, Illinois.

Lindsay earned a Master of Public Affairs with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with honors from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio.