Julie LennerExecutive Director
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As Executive Director of the All Stars Project of Chicago, Ms. Lenner oversees a dynamic staff and provides strategic leadership to programming, fundraising, volunteerism and operations for this rapidly growing regional office. Prior to being promoted to this role, she served as All Stars Project of Chicago’s first Director of Development, 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 7,000 inner-city youth annually through its afterschool development programs. It partners with more than 500 volunteers, 75 youth and nonprofit organizations and hundreds of donors who are actively involved in its youth program activities.
Ms. Lenner has dedicated herself to growing the All Stars Project. For ten years, she 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, she relocated to Chicago to partner with longtime community organizer David Cherry, who launched All Stars Project of Chicago in 2007.
Ms. Lenner’s career in the nonprofit sector spans three decades, including leadership development roles at 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.