Habitat for Humanity names Peruzzi new Development Director

Peruzzi named as new Habitat for Humanity Development Director

Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin River Area is pleased to announce that John Peruzzi has been selected as its new development director. Peruzzi has spent more than a decade with the nonprofit leading its ReStore programs prior to assuming this new role.

“John has been invaluable to the growth of our organization. When he joined our team, we were in the first tentative steps of expanding our ReStore operations beyond Saturday rummage sales out of a converted barn in Prairie du Sac. Now we are operating two full-time retail stores and celebrating the remarkable milestone of raising $1 million dollars over the past decade to support our housing programs,” said Morgan Pfaff, executive director of Habitat for Humanity. “John’s unequaled leadership, creativity and dedication to our mission is a natural fit to lead our organization to new heights as we celebrate our 40th anniversary as a housing nonprofit.”

Peruzzi, a longtime Baraboo resident, was recipient of the volunteer of the year award at the Baraboo Boys and Girls Club in 2023 and has spent almost his entire professional life working for not-for-profits.

“Waking up every morning with the knowledge that I am about to make a difference in the world is incredibly gratifying,” said Peruzzi. “Everyone in this community can contribute, helping us fulfill our mission of ensuring everyone has a decent place to live.”

Anyone interested in learning more about Habitat for Humanity can visit their website at hfhwisconsinriver.org.

Contact Information:

Morgan Pfaff, Executive Director

Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin River Area

(608) 370-4285


John Peruzzi, Director of Development

Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin River Area

(608) 370-4985


About Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin River Area (HFHWRA)

HFHWRA is a locally owned and operated affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International that serves five area counties in south-central Wisconsin through affordable homeownership and home repairs, programs to serve veterans and those seeking to age in place, as well as operating two ReStores in Baraboo and Portage. HFHWRA’s mission is to build homes, communities and hope.

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