Meet Our All-Star Team
Sue Rescigno, President
Sue has been in the fundraising field for over 30 years. She works with her team to help clients bring their annual fund programs to the next level. Sue’s passion is living life to the fullest, enjoying what she does and pushing herself to be all that she can be!
708-974-2600, ext. 104
Ron Rescigno, Vice President
Ron refers to himself as ‘The Seeker’ because he engages non-profit professionals in conversations to determine if they may be a fit for the company. Who fits? Most anyone who wants to increase awareness, and therefore dollars, for their organization!
708-974-2600, ext. 105
Donovan Button, Production Manager
Donovan joined Rescigno’s during the fourth quarter in 2020. He has over 14 years of experience working in graphic design and print. Donovan is calm under pressure and detail orientated. When not overseeing the details of print, he enjoys exploring different hiking trails with his wife, constructing dioramas, articulated art and photography.
708-974-2600, ext. 110
Caren Friedman, Copywriter
Caren shares the depth and breadth of her fundraising and communications expertise—which includes leadership roles at internationally recognized arts, culture, and education institutions—to elevate and exceed standards for audience-driven messaging with every client. An attentive listener and creative storyteller, Caren crafts strategic communications that strengthen relationships and inspire action.
Jackie Joines, CFRE, Senior Fundraising Consultant
Jackie recently retired as Executive Director for College Advancement at Lake Land College where she oversaw foundation operations and alumni services for the past five years. She holds memberships in AFP, CASE, and many community organizations. She is a partner with her husband's auction business, is a Pampered Chef consultant, and enjoys spending time with her family.
Amy Korpi, Content Development Specialist
Amy has honed her ability to write quality copy by getting the job done for scores of non-profit organizations and Fortune 500 companies alike. The result: communications that build understanding, interest and relationships (and that generate dollars!). She and her husband enjoy traveling together and hanging out with their active West Highland Terrier in the woods of northeastern Wisconsin.
Stacey Mallo, Director of Business Development
Stacey helps cultivate and acquire new business for Rescigno’s while at the same time being a part of the positive impact their partnership provides numerous non-profits, many of whom have missions close to her heart.
708-974-2600, ext. 101
Todd Martin, Data Specialist
Todd brings eight professional years of data management experience to the team and has a certification in Data Analytic. Mastering Excel is only one of his hobbies; he also enjoys sports, reading fantasy, and home-made chimichangas. He has spent much of his life in volunteer service and is grateful to help others serve to their full potential.
Lee Owens, Director of Operations
Lee comes to us with 12 years of experience in the print-and-mail industries. A postal expert with local roots, Lee grew up in Oak Lawn and now lives nearby in Chicago with his wife and two young sons (a 10-month-old and a two-year-old!).
708-974-2600, ext. 102
Dominic Rescigno, Graphic Designer
Dominic started the design program at Rescigno's over ten years ago. He and his partner, Cody, have a very cool cat named Lottie that walks on a leash and people always stop them and say, "OMG, I could never get my cat to do that!" and we always have to be like, "Oh! Yeah, well. He's a very cool cat. Haha! Bye!" He has a degree in Acting from Columbia College Chicago, but believe him when he says that he has found his true passion in designing letterheads and envelopes. www.dominicrescigno.com
Jessie Rescigno, Project Manager
Jessie received her degree in Business and Entrepreneurship from Columbia College Chicago. After graduating, she worked for the Walt Disney Company where she learned the importance of excellent customer service. Most recently, she worked as a talent agent where she utilized organizational, contract negotiation and management skills. Jessie works hard to bring passion, organization and a smile to everything she does. She’s thrilled to be taking this next step in joining her family business! When she’s not at work, you can probably find her trying out a delicious new dessert at home.
708-974-2600, ext. 101
Paula Roe, Business Manager
Paula enjoys meeting new people and has an MBA with an emphasis in accounting. She is a proud wife, mother and grandma so appreciates spending time with family. She also likes spending time with friends and her favorite sport is baseball.
708-974-2600, ext. 111
Kathy Rogers, Computer Manager/Data Specialist
Kathy spends her time elbow deep in spreadsheets and data. Her talents go beyond data analysis, as she’s an accomplished quilter and co-founder of a nonprofit diaper bank, SWADDLE (Southwest Area Diaper Depository for Little Ends).
708-974-2600, ext. 103
Lynn Slussar, Raiser's Edge Consultant
Lynn has over 20 years of Raiser’s Edge experience and as a client herself, understands how crucial data is to an organization’s success. As a part of our team she will help our clients put data practices in place that will allow them to streamline their jobs and help maintain their organization’s database. She enjoys the challenge of helping others harness the power of their data to secure more gifts, create more focused, cost efficient outreach, ensure the safety and integrity of their data and streamline processes and procedures. She also loves the beauty of the great outdoors and hopes to hike each of the 62 national parks in coming years.
Melissa Valente, Client Services Specialist/Graphic Designer
Melissa brings considerable flair and creativity to all that she does. Crafting, decorating cakes, and playing the clarinet for Moraine Valley’s Community College Concert Band are just some of the passions she pursues on the side!
708-974-2600, ext. 109
Ed Zavala, Assistant Production Manager
Ed loves to help wherever help is needed & he's all about attention to detail. He lives in Chicago, loves the outdoors, and spending time with his 10-year-old son at the beach or playing soccer. He has a passion for exercise & business ventures.
708-974-2600, ext. 110