A well known local nonprofit leader will be stepping down later this month.
Anne Rennie, Executive Director of the Livingston County United Way, is leaving that position to go to Mott Community College and become their Grants Manager, where she will supervise their grant writers. Her last day with United Way is June 21st.
Rennie became executive director in October of 2019, replacing longtime director Nancy Rosso, who retired after nearly 15 years.
Rennie says the move is actually a return to her roots in nonprofit development.
“I have a passion for finding funding solutions for community needs,” she said. “Out of college, I worked in Inkster for 11 years and really loved the process of grant writing. I could research potential funders and find a fit with our community’s needs. I loved when we were able to address those needs due to the generosity of the funders we worked with.”
Rennie says Mott Community College has also been connected with her history as they are one of the original Community Education leaders.
“As I was Community Education Director with Brighton Area Schools for 10 years, I worked with Mott on a number of occasions,” said Rennie. “I am excited to come back full circle and look for ways to make Community College within reach for people who might otherwise be unable to attend.”
Rennie says despite her departure from the top spot, she plans to remain active with the Livingston County United Way. As for her replacement, she says the board is currently working on next steps.
Rennie also remains active with the Pride Alliance of Livingston.