Tom Wick

Senior Vice President of Mission Advancement


Tom Wick

Tom Wick joined the YMCA of Metro Chicago as senior vice president of mission advancement in November 2015. In this key role, Tom serves as the senior development executive and external advocate for the YMCA of Metro Chicago.

Throughout his career, Tom has demonstrated his expertise and strong ability to identify, evaluate, cultivate and solicit meaningful philanthropic commitments to support mission-driven nonprofit organizations. Tom takes particular pride in mentoring and developing staff and has a deep connection to the Y’s service to children, families and communities.

Prior to his role at the Y, Tom served as chief advancement officer at the University of Chicago Urban Labs and Urban Education Institute, where he was responsible for major fundraising for both organizations. Tom built an advancement program that produced outstanding results by working in partnership with University leaders, trustees and major donors.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts in government from Lawrence University and a Master of Science in education from Northwestern University. He lives in Flossmoor, Illinois, with his wife Susan and two sons.