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American Liver Foundation
39 Broadway, Suite 2700
New York, New York 10006
National Senior Director, Special Events
Ryan joined the American Liver Foundation (ALF) as a staff member in May of 2008. In his day-to-day role he oversees the brand and operating policies of the organization's three signature fundraising events – Liver Life Walk, Liver Life Challenge, and Flavors. Mr. Reczek is a career non-profit professional and began his not-for-profit work as an intern for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital while attending Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. After graduating from Allegheny with a BA in Communications, Ryan went to work full-time for St. Jude as the national brand manager for collegiate initiatives and later transitioned into a field based position where he became the youngest person in St. Jude history to open and manage an office. Ryan continued on to work for the American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association in both a fundraising and program delivery capacity.
Mr. Reczek specializes in the development and implementation of grassroots and high dollar fundraising events. While at St. Jude he led the expansion of the organizations flagship college fundraiser from 100 sites to more than 150 in a year and a half, which resulted in more than a million dollars of additional revenue. This position also gave him extensive partnership building experience as he coordinated a $1 million fundraising campaign with the Delta Delta Delta National Woman’s Fraternity. Ryan furthered his fundraising experience at the American Diabetes Association overseeing the planning and deployment of a new walk-based challenge event that was being piloted by the organization. In a matter of five months Ryan and his staff recruited and cultivated more than 500 participants and sponsors to raise $650,000 – a record amount raised by a walk program in that organization.
Outside of his work with the ALF, Mr. Reczek enjoys travel and is an avid runner & skier. He currently works remotely from our office in the Philadelphia area where he lives.