Rodney Prunty is a passionate, dedicated community servant with 34 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, including 14 years with United Way.
Rodney began employment at United Way in 2007 as a resource development manager for United Way of Rock River Valley in Rockford, IL (UWRRV), where he was responsible for developing and implementing fundraising strategies and donor cultivation for the annual campaign. In 2010, he was promoted to vice president of UWRRV. In this role, he oversaw an array of activities for the organization including human resources, organizational budgets, volunteer recruitment, community partnerships, community initiatives, campaign, and grants.
Rodney joined United Way of Racine County (UWRC) in Racine, Wisconsin in August of 2013 as the President and Chief Professional Officer. During his tenure, Rodney helped create a culture of relationship management in UWRC’s resource development department, which was integral to UWRC’s fundraising success. Rodney’s leadership in Racine led to its United Way campaigns being ranked in the top ten of the highest fundraising totals in the organization’s history.
Rodney began his role as President & CEO of United Way of Central New Mexico (UWCNM) in June of 2019. In his first year, Rodney’s experience in fundraising, relationship-building, community engagement, and collective impact began to have an effect in central New Mexico. Under his leadership, UWCNM exceeded its campaign goals for the past two years. UWCNM was also selected as one of forty-seven local United Ways across the country to receive a transformational gift from MacKenzie Scott in 2020. UWCNM also raised over $1.4 million in COVID-19 recovery and other emergency funding in 2020.
Mr. Prunty is unwavering in his in his focus to create long-term, positive community change at scale. He holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services.