Brenda Cressey

Rotary Club of South Portland Cape Elizabeth, Maine, U.S.A.

Brenda joined Rotary in 1989 and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of South Portland Cape Elizabeth in Rotary District 7780.  She served as District 5240 Governor in 2001-02 and retired after serving as the CEO of Office Support Systems, a telecommunications business in Maine. 
 
Brenda served in several key roles for Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation and in 2018-2019 served as the first woman Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair.
 
Most of Brenda’s assignments have focused on Fund Development for The Rotary Foundation, specifically in the areas of Peace and Polio Eradication.
 
However, she shares the importance of supporting the Annual Fund, Endowments and Major Gifts.
 
Most recently she is inspired by the amazing projects being carried out around the globe addressing needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Brenda has seen and experienced, first-hand, how our gifts to the Rotary Foundation greatly impact the lives of others and how these gifts will someday bring peace and understanding around the world.  
 
She and her husband Dick are members of the
  • prestigious Arch Klumph Society
  • Major Donors
  • members of the Paul Harris and the new Legacy Societies
  • and have established the Brenda and Richard Cressey Endowment for Peace, supporting Peace Certificate Fellowships. 
She is the recipient of the RI “Service Above Self Award”
and The Rotary Foundation’s “Citation for Meritorious Service,”
and the Rotary Foundations highest recognition, The Distinguished Service Award. 
 
Brenda currently resides in Wells, Maine with her husband Richard, who also retired from a long career as a Vice President in manufacturing.