Drew was born in Northwest Indiana, grew up in Winter Park, Florida and now resides in Campton Hills with his wife and son. He was formerly a Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and Team Leader for the Boy Scouts of America National Foundation, where he facilitated the recruitment and support of their sixty-member National STEM Advisory Committee, raising over $30M for program support. Drew led the development of key national partnerships for the BSA, including Code.org, Maker Media/Maker Faire, NASA, The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, Cognizant Innovation/Maker programs, Tata Consultancy Services goIT Digital Fluency, Magnitude.io Micro Satellite, Parametric Studios Virtual Design, and Dell/Lockheed Martin Virtual Reality experiences. Drew served as a facilitator, panelist or contributor for many national workforce development initiatives, including the National Academy of Sciences Advanced Manufacturing Task Force, STEMconnector Digital Fluency and STEM 2.0 studies, the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship Annual Conference, and National Science Foundation Engineering Centers.
Prior to the BSA, Drew served as the CEO of Turning Pointe Autism Foundation in Naperville, leading the development, operations, and management of multi-site campuses for children and adults with autism to provide educational, vocational, recreational and residential opportunities. He led the development of vocational training partnerships with Walgreens and Office Max, including employee volunteer engagement, annual financial support, and the construction of mock training spaces at the school.
Drew is a passionate volunteer, having served as an Executive Committee member of the Cantata Adult Life Services (formerly The British Home), Tribal Wisdom Foundation, Strategy Advisor/Facilitator to Play Africa Children’s Museum in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the Autism Society of Illinois; and currently serves as a Mentor/Leader in the First Congregational Church of Dundee High School Youth program and the Boy Scouts of America.
Michele brings a diverse and successful background of corporate, entrepreneurial, and youth development experience, most recently serving as the CEO of The Goddard School in Lake-in-the-Hills for eleven years. Michele successfully grew the school’s operations with a full-time staff of 30, including two Directors, to provide daily services for over 500 families, and becoming the only preschool in McHenry County to receive both NAC Accreditation and Illinois State Excelerate Gold ratings. Michele received her BS from Miami University, she and her family are long-time residents of northern Kane County, having served with the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce, on the Board of Heartland Bank & Trust in Huntley, and Digital Media Manager for the First Congregational Church of Dundee.
Michele is managing operations of the BGCDT programs and staff, with an emphasis on further developing and improving our 21st Century Learning Center school district partnerships and outcomes by focusing on staff development and improving academic and social emotional supports for our members.
Cindy is an accomplished development professional, previously serving as Director of Alumni Membership at Alpha Phi International Fraternity and most recently as Director of Annual Giving and Advancement Operations at Fenwick High School. Cindy is well-experienced in donor relationship development and annual giving strategies. Under her leadership, her her team developed and implemented objectives, timelines, and evaluation metrics; generated plans for new, existing, and lapsed donor acquisition with concrete data analysis; and investigated and implemented innovative ideas and technology to engage, broaden the donor base, and steward donors to achieve a $3M annual development goal. Cindy received her BS and Master of Education from the University of Southern California, serves as Chapter Recruitment Advisor for Chi Omega Fraternity at Northwestern University, has two children, and resides in Westchester.
In her new role, Cindy will be leading all private funding resource development strategies for BGCDT, including relationships with our Board of Directors, donors, corporations, private foundations, as well as donor appreciation and recognition. She will be co-leading our 25th Anniversary Capital, Endowment and Planned Giving Campaign with Drew Glassford.
Mike has been working with youth since he graduated from Spring Arbor University in 1994 with a degree in Recreation Management. He has been with the organization since it opened in January of 1997. “It has been great to see the club, and the kids grow through the years.” This is my dream job, and the best thing about working with the organization is being able to offer opportunities to youth who need us the most.”
Kayla started her career here at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township in 2017, as a Youth Development Professional at Golfview Elementary. In 2019, Kayla became the Program Coordinator at our previous Teen Center. She is a long-time resident of Algonquin and studied Elementary Education at Northern Illinois University. Her love for teaching brought her to BGCDT to help give the youth access to different experiences and opportunities. In 2019, Kayla was named the Youth Development Professional of the Year, in the Midwest, by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Kayla is excited to begin her new role as the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, where she will be responsible for recruiting and retaining volunteers by actively engaging with the community.
Denise is very committed to community volunteering and has played key roles in establishing and maintaining fun and popular community events in northern Illinois that bring people together for fun, networking and fundraising.
Denise is focused on helping to ensure the success of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township’s exciting special events, meaningful donor experiences, and annual campaigns. With a background in public relations, enjoyment of networking, passion for working with kids, and history of successful event planning, she is excited to be a part of the dynamic team at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township.
Mark is a graduate of Arizona State University with a B.S. in Human and Family Development. He joined the Boys & Girls Club movement prior to the 2015-16 school year. Mark has a strong background in working with students in an after school environment from his past experience working in School District U-46. At the Impact Center, he enjoys building positive relationships with club members and being a role model for students to help encourage them to set and achieve their goals. Outside of club, Mark enjoys watching all sports, especially Chicago Cubs baseball.
Mallory recently made the move to Carpentersville from Chicago, Illinois. She is excited to begin working with the Boys and Girls Club of Dundee Township as the Social Emotional Learning Specialist. Mallory began her career as a teacher in 2016 upon graduation from Columbia College Chicago. While teaching for six years in Chicago Public Schools, she began to identify where her true passion lay: social work. Mallory believes that supporting children and families’ social and emotional health is an essential part of her work in the mental health profession. Mallory is excited to bring her skillset and passion to BGCDT.
Maria’s passion for children started when she was attending college for Early Childhood Education during her time in high school, through the Tech Prep Program. This leads her to Club through our Jr. Staff Program. Maria has been involved with the movement for over 15 years. As an Alumni, it has been a pleasure for her to see members grow within our organization as she did.
As Director of Leadership Development, she works first hand with our staff, from recruitment and interviews to orientations and program training. She is able to impact our members and families in our community. She helps staff members practice our mission: Nourish Character | Inspire Potential, the moment they are hired. Maria provides the resources our professionals need to succeed in providing the optimal Club experience.
Maria was born on the West Side of Chicago and grew up in Carpentersville attending D300. She has been on staff since she was a member herself. This gave her a different perspective on why this movement is so important. We often hear the success stories of our Staff impacting Members, but forget the impact Club Members actually can have on Staff.
20 S. Grove St., Suite # 201
Carpentersville, IL 60110
Phone: (847) 551-4309