Ronni Cranwell Senior Consultant
Washington, D.C.
(443) 909-6551


Ronni brings to Orr Group’s nonprofit partners more than twenty years’ experience working with higher education nonprofits and academic medical centers. She has expertise in directing activities related to annual fund, alumni engagement, and major and planned giving programs, grant management, and large-scale event planning. Ronni works closely with our partners to provide development management and strategic planning.


Ronni was instrumental in establishing the Office of Institutional Research at Johns Hopkins University and administering a multi-million dollar, federally-sponsored grant program at the Maryland Association of Community Colleges addressing workforce shortages. Most recently, she created and implemented strategies to advance the philanthropic priorities at two academic-affiliated medical centers.

Selected Recent Partners


  • J.D., Business Concentration, University of Baltimore, 2008.
  • M.P.P., Public Policy, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1997.
  • B.A., Pre-Law Studies, Stevenson University (formerly Villa Julie College), 1993.

When I’m not working I’m…

Spending time with my family, as a recovering attorney in Alexandria, Virginia.