April 6, 2018

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity announced that Shari Henning is the organization’s new Chief Development Officer. Henning brings a wealth of diverse experiences in senior leadership, revenue development and business acumen to the key role of chief fundraiser for Atlanta’s largest nonprofit homebuilder.

Most recently, Henning was Executive Vice President for the South Atlantic Division of the American Cancer Society. She was the division’s senior-most staff executive, driving development and implementation of the Society’s mission and income strategies across the division, while engaging corporate executives, high-level donors, and leadership volunteers in furthering the fight against cancer.

“Shari’s visionary leadership and experience in generating revenue for large nonprofits are assets that are essential to Atlanta Habitat’s expanded mission, which now allows us to increase the number of families we serve to record levels,” says Lisa Y. Gordon, Atlanta Habitat President/CEO. “Our executive team is thrilled to have Shari join us at this pivotal time.”

Henning, with support from her team of resource and development professionals, will develop and lead a multi-year fundraising strategy in alignment with Atlanta Habitat’s strategic plan, neighborhood revitalization focus, and its expansion to South Fulton.

With two decades of experiences that started at the American Cancer Society, Henning has expertise in building high-level relationships with staff, volunteers, and corporate and civic organizations.  She began her career as a senior staff accountant for Rockford Memorial Hospital, a major health system in northern Illinois.  However, after feeling the need for deeper fulfillment and a personal passion, left after a few years to join the nonprofit profession.

Henning earned an accounting degree from Rockford University and lives in Atlanta with her family.

She started her new role on February 13, 2018.