Renée Ruffing

Director of Advancement



Renée earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Appalachian State University and moved to Chicago soon after. Her professional background is in large-scale special event production, sales, management, and fundraising. She joined Beacon in 2014 after eleven years at the Francis W. Parker School where she served as the Director of Development. Renée grew up experiencing the world in a military family that traveled frequently. She loves the outdoors, great food, rowing, and traveling. Renée lives in Wilmette with her wife, son, and a myriad of four legged friends.