The Ogunquit Playhouse has announced the appointment of John J. Rainone to the Board of Directors. At a recent meeting, Playhouse Foundation Board members appointed Dr. Rainone, Dean of Institutional Advancement at York County Community College in Wells, Maine to a three-year term.
Upon his appointment, Dr. Rainone commented, "I am honored to have been asked to serve on the Board of a great treasure – a treasure not only for the state of Maine, but the Northeast. I look forward to helping The Playhouse continue to thrive for the next 80 years and beyond."
Dr. Rainone has been employed at the York County Community College since 1995. He oversees areas of college fund-raising, external relations, marketing, institutional research, alumni development and strategic planning for the college. He also serves as Executive Director of the college Foundation, a separate 501(c) 3 non-profit. In addition, Rainone has served as an adjunct professor at the graduate and undergraduate levels for over 25 years.
Dr. Rainone is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), the internationally-recognized professional credential for philanthropic fundraising executives. Because of his extensive experience in development, he will serve on the Ogunquit Playhouse Advancement Committee.
“We are both pleased and honored to have John join its roster of Directors,” said Fran Spechts, President of the Ogunquit Playhouse Foundation. “John will be a welcome addition to our Advancement committee where it is believed that his talent and expertise will augment our fundraising efforts. We look forward to the valuable contributions John will make to the growth and preservation of our historic jewel—the Ogunquit Playhouse.”
In addition, Dr. Rainone serves as National President of the Council for Resource Development (CRD), a 1,700 member affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), serving community college resource professionals, presidents, and trustees. He also serves on the AACC Commission for Communications and Marketing and served as a judge in 2012 at the Community College Futures Assembly for the prestigious Bellwether Awards. Dr. Rainone is also an active member of the York Rotary Club, is a multiple Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, served as Past-President of the club, and held numerous positions within the Rotary District. He is also a past board member of the United Way of York County.
Dr. Rainone holds bachelor and master degrees from Southern New Hampshire University and a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Nova Southeastern University. He lives in York, Maine with his wife and his daughter when she is not attending college.