The Hodge Group Team
Russ Hodge

Russell L. Hodge III, CFRE - Managing Partner

russhodge@hodge-group.com

Russ currently serves as the managing partner for The Hodge Group, one of the fastest growing fundraising consulting firms in the nation. His hands-on management style and innovative fundraising technique has been the blueprint for his success in achieving philanthropic goals for a variety of organizations.

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Dianna Kaczay

Dianna Kaczay - Vice President

diannakaczay@hodge-group.com

Dianna Kaczay represents the firm as Vice President. Dianna oversees the business and day-to-day operations of the firm. She will support all aspects of the client projects and ensures that communication between The Hodge Group and our various clients. Dianna is in personal contact with our clients on a regular basis.

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Marianne Gorczyca

Marianne Gorczyca - Senior Counsel - Writer

mariannegorczyca@hodge-group.com

Marianne Gorczyca, has extensive experience in foundation management, board development and training, major and planned gifts, annual giving and special events, capital and endowment campaigns, web content development, development marketing, donor recognition and stewardship.

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Bob Cahen

Robert Cahen, Ph.D. - Senior Counsel

bobcahen@hodge-group.com

Bob Cahen has held a variety of senior positions in area nonprofit and pubic organizations, among them: assistant executive director and acting executive director, Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland; executive director, Jewish Vocational Service of Cleveland; director of strategic planning and marketing and assistant director, Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland.

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Sharon Schreiber

Sharon Schreiber - Director of Brand Marketing - Senior Counsel

sharonschreiber@hodge-group.com

Whether raising funds for a comprehensive fundraising campaign; creating win-win partnership initiatives with businesses and nonprofits; or helping donors parlay their passions into meaningful philanthropic giving -- Sharon's well-rounded capabilities and creative hands-on approach helps nonprofits, foundations, businesses, individuals, and social service agencies thrive in today's environment.

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Kay Runge

Kay K. Runge, MLS - Senior Counsel

kayrunge@hodge-group.com

Kay is one of the newest member of the Hodge Group Team. Kay K. Runge is a library building and funding consultant and an experienced professional public library administrator. She served as director of the Des Moines (IA) Public Library, Davenport (IA) Public Library and the Scott County Library System (IA).

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Ellen Ticktin

Ellen Ticktin - Grants Writer

ellenticktin@hodge-group.com

Since beginning her private practice as a grantwriter and fundraising consultant in 1996, Ellen Ticktin has worked with over 50 nonprofit agencies in Greater Cleveland. Her work has involved developing grant proposals for programs and strategies for successful capital and endowment campaigns.

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