Reneé Johnston, President/CEO


Renee Johnston (989) 755-0545

Reneé Johnston // President & CEO

Reneé, a Saginaw native, spent nearly a decade working with Delphi Corporation in Saginaw and Troy before joining the Saginaw Community Foundation in 2004.


She has been honored with a Ruby Award in 2005 and was named the Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2008.


As a community leader, she has played a role with the development of the Heroes for Kids fundraiser; Saginaw County’s Promise; the Youth First program; City of Hope Committee; Downtown Saginaw Association; Step Up Saginaw, and her most recent involvement with the “community transformation” and the Deindorfer Woods Park restoration. Renee is also a sustaining member of the Junior League of Saginaw Valley and has held the positions as program chair, president-elect and president.


Renee earned her bachelor’s degree from Alma College, as well as her Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University School of Law.



“I enjoy my morning workouts at the ‘Y’ and running. It helps clear the head for another busy day. I also enjoy attending various sporting events and traveling in and out of the country. Most of all, I love spending time with my children, especially our long walks in the neighborhood.”


“There’s no place like home.”

– Dorothy on the Wizard of Oz

Favorite Saginaw spot

“It’s hard to say I have a favorite spot in Saginaw because having grown up in the community I truly enjoy all our community has and had to offer.”