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Since 2014, Ms. Lenner has provided strategic leadership to programming, fundraising, volunteerism, operations and staff development as Director of the All Stars Project of Chicago, a rapidly growing regional center. Previously, she served as Director of Development for the program, increasing private philanthropic revenue from $250,000 to $1.2 million over four years and transforming the organization from a regional start-up to a mid-size nonprofit. All Stars Project of Chicago now reaches and touches more than 6,000 inner-city youth through its afterschool development programs. It partners with more than 1,000 volunteer professionals annually.
Ms. Lenner has dedicated herself to growing the All Stars Project and for ten years, served as pro bono director of volunteer recruitment for the All Stars Project of New York, establishing the organization’s award-winning national volunteer program. In 2008, Ms. Lenner relocated to Chicago to partner with longtime community organizer David Cherry, who launched All Stars Project of Chicago in 2007.
Julie has invested her career in the nonprofit sector, previously leading development efforts for the Illinois CPA Society, New York University’s Stern School of Business and the Visiting Nurse Service.
Originally from New York City, Julie holds a B.A. in American Studies from Wesleyan University, and an M.S. in nonprofit management from the New School for Social Research.