November 24, 2014
Scott Lorenz has joined the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago as senior vice president overseeing Mission Advancement. In this role, he will work closely with the YMCA Board of Managers, the centers and constituents across the association, and serve as an organizational leader and community advocate on behalf of the YMCA. He previously served as vice president of External Affairs at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, where he significantly increased fundraising, its profile in the community and expanded government funding.
“Scott Lorenz brings exceptional expertise and a track record in strategy and execution in development, campaign planning and fundraising management,” says Richard Malone, president and CEO, YMCA of Metro Chicago. “He is a consummate fundraiser who will drive meaningful change by promoting health and wellness, strengthening current partnerships and forging new ones throughout the community.”
As a Chicago native, Scott is knowledgeable about the local philanthropic community and human services, especially in the area of child and youth development. “I know firsthand the powerful impact the YMCA has on the community. Growing up, I was a member at the Lattof and Leaning Tower Ys, and now my wife and children are also members,” says Scott. “I’m excited and honored to join the YMCA during this pivotal time and help shape its future.”
Scott brings more than 20 years experience in the nonprofit, private and public sectors. His background includes serving as executive director at Chicago Cares and on The Points of Light Board of Directors, Advancement at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and Operations Manager for JIS Options Corporation, a local trading company. He holds a bachelors degree in Economics from Indiana University and has completed graduate course work in nonprofit management at North Park University. He and his wife, Gina, and their two children reside in Skokie.