The Hodge Group Team
Russ Hodge

Russell L. Hodge III, CFRE - Managing Partner

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

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

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

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

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

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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Curt Reph

Curt Reph - Senior Counsel

Curt currently serves as Senior Counsel with The Hodge Group. Curt has led and contributed to many successful campaigns throughout his eighteen-year career as a fund-raising consultant. The campaigns Curt has been involved in ranged in size from $650,000 to $20 million.

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Becky Paneitz

Becky Paneitz - Senior Counsel

Dr. Rebecca "Becky" Paneitz has over 25 years in leadership positions across the country and is now using that experience to provide consulting services to individuals and organizations in the areas of leadership, fundraising, development, and board relations. Dr. Paneitz served as President of Northwest Arkansas Community College from 2003 until her retirement on June 30, 2013.

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Ellen Ticktin

Ellen Ticktin - Grants Writer

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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