John Avignone – Development Manager

John Avignone has raised funds for nonprofits for 25 years. His work has involved campaign management, grant writing, and planned giving. In addition, he previously worked as a financial advisor for Northwestern mutual. This allowed him to have deeper conversations with individuals about charitable giving, estate planning, and leaving a legacy. His most recent transformational experience occurred in February 2024 when he donated one of his kidneys; he feels transfigured by the experience. John lives in the Hartford area of Connecticut, where he enjoys audiobooks, vegetable gardening, barefoot running, and yoga.