Glenn began his first year as Director of Development at Boys Town New England in November. Glenn has been a successful fundraiser and administrator in higher education for nearly 30-years, having worked at Lehigh University, Niagara University, Merrimack College, Virginia Commonwealth University and most recently Boston University. An avid sports fan, Glenn has spent his entire career working with student-athletes, coaches and donors in intercollegiate athletics. He has always wanted to work at organizations where he can make a difference and he is excited about transitioning out of athletics into his new role.
“Boys Town is such a wonderful organization and its commitment to make the lives of children and families better is something I truly believe in," he said. “I have always believed that in order to be successful in fundraising you must be passionate about what you are communicating to donors and truly believe in the mission you are discussing. Boys Town certainly checks off both of those boxes and I am anxious to meet our supporters whether it be in-person or virtually."
Glenn developed major gift and annual fund strategic plans at BU, VCU and Merrimack and set department records for revenue raised and donor participation at each institution. At BU, Glenn raised $4.2 million in total cash representing a 20% increase, while at VCU he oversaw an external relations unit that increased revenue by 11% during his tenure and recorded fundraising increases every year including a record-setting $3.9 million, an increase of $2 million since his initial year at the institution. He also established Advisory Boards for each sport at BU and VCU and a first-ever Women's Athletics Board at VCU.
Julie earned her master's in communication from Emerson College. She has enjoyed a career in marketing in various industries, while at the same time giving her time and talents to various nonprofit organizations. She is passionate about serving the needs of her community and providing resources to those in need. “I'm eager to work with like-minded individuals here at Boys Town that truly want to make a difference in the lives of the population we serve." Julie is a firm believer that every Boys Town child and young adult has the potential to reach the stars, when given the support system they so deserve.