John-Anthony (JA) Bruno

Senior Consultant

About JA

JA designs and leads engagements that help our partners transform their fundraising operations to achieve revenue success and sustainability. He leads successful corporate, major gift, special event, and peer-to-peer fundraising initiatives, coordinating diverse groups of volunteers and professionals. JA brings the benefits of his expertise in nonprofit leadership, development management, and strategic planning to Orr Group’s partners.

Prior to joining Orr Group, JA was Director of Field Operations for Autism Speaks, where he was responsible for leading annual fundraising, corporate partnerships, advocacy, and volunteer development for the territory of upstate New York.

JA previously served as a Regional Executive Director for the American Cancer Society, overseeing fundraising programs totaling over $2.6 million annually in New York’s Greater Hudson Valley. He also served as Chapter Chief Executive Officer for the American Red Cross of Ulster County, New York and Development Director for the Boy Scouts of America, Greater New York Council.

Selected Recent Partners

  • Niagara University
  • Parker Jewish Institute
  • Paul Smith’s College
  • PeerForward
  • Volunteers of America, Greater New York
  • YMCA of the USA

My typical Sunday looks like…

Throwing a baseball in the backyard with my two children, while trying to fit in 18 holes of golf.

Recent Publications