United Way of Long Island is proud to announce Nina Fenton has joined the organization as Chief Development Officer. Fenton is returning to United Way of Long Island, after serving as Vice President of Major Gifts. In her current role, she is responsible for providing comprehensive management for campaigns and individual gifts, cultivating all sources of revenue and working with high-end donors.
Prior to her current position at United Way of Long Island, Fenton accumulated more than 30 years of experience in fundraising, marketing, public relations and special events, most recently as the Director of Development and Public Relations for Northside Center in Manhattan. After 15 years of running her own consulting firm, she served as the Director of Development for Pronto of Long Island.
“I am thrilled return to United Way of Long Island, an organization that has always held a special place in my heart because of the tremendous difference it makes in our communities,” said Fenton. “I look forward to bringing my expertise to this new role to help United Way grow to unprecedented levels.”
“Nina has been a friend and supporter of United Way of Long Island for quite some time, and we are excited to welcome her back,” said Theresa A. Regnante, President and CEO of United Way of Long Island. “She is relentless in her pursuit to give back, choosing to utilize her talents for donor development and fundraising by working in the nonprofit sector.”
Fenton was presented with the Outstanding Volunteer Award from Pronto of Long Island in 2017, and still volunteers her time with the organization. She is the recipient of a community service commendation from Emblem Health, and of a Gold Coin from the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service for her work coordinating a New York City visit from Her Royal Highness Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.
She graduated with a B.S. from the Syracuse University Newhouse School of Public Communications. Fenton is married, has three children and currently lives in Stony Brook.