Development Director

As Development Director, Jeff oversees the alumni development, annual fund drive, and any major gift campaigns. Jeff began his Manito-wish experience as a camper at age 12 in 1975. He progressed to the outpost program and was then hired as a summer staff member. Prior to being Development Director, Jeff served as a volunteer, Board Member, and President of the Board of Directors. Jeff’s Manito-wish experience and success as a business owner/financial professional make him uniquely qualified for the position. In addition to his passion and expertise, Jeff brings a methodical approach, proactive nature, and collaborative leadership style.

jeff.pereles@manito-wish.org

Testimonials

“Not only did students come back from this trip describing how amazing it was, but they came back acting in a way that reflected what they learned.  I have witnessed them be more consistently engaged in volunteering at school and in the community, be more mindful of their peers, and in many cases, be enthusiastic about returning as mentors for a new class of participants.  This is all the result of the intentional and dynamic way that Camp Manitowish Staff talked with us beforehand about outc…
Michael Greuel, Social Sciences and Theology Teacher