Catholic Charities of Southern MN welcomes new development Director


Charities of Southern Minnesota would like to announce Lori Lonergan Brennen as the new development director. Brennen comes from her recent position as a principal gift officer at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Over the past six years in that role, Brennen proudly shares her success at personally raising gifts totaling over $70 million.  

Brennen is a native of Southeast Minnesota and graduated from Southland High School in Adams before obtaining her MBA from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Her love of life-long learning has her currently enrolled as a fellow in Saint Mary’s Education and Leadership Doctoral Program. She and her husband, Tim Brennan, reside in Rochester. Brennen loves fundraising because of all the good that is achieved by the dollars raised and looks forward to embarking in this newest chapter in her life.

Catholic Charities serves the 20 southernmost counties of Minnesota spanning the territory from the Mississippi River to the South Dakota border. With a mission to serve the poor and vulnerable, the marginalized, the alienated, and the stranger, Catholic Charities’ staff and volunteers serve people without regard to religion, race, gender, or ability to pay. Offices are located in Winona, Rochester, Mankato, Worthington, Albert Lea, Austin and Owatonna. For more information, please visit www.ccsomnorg.


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