Effective July 7, 2010, Scott Lorenz resigned his position as Executive Director of Chicago Cares. Having served Chicago Cares for nearly 20 years as a volunteer, Board member and Executive Director, Scott supported Chicago Cares in our goal of doubling our impact in Chicago in only five years and expanding even in the face of an economic recession.
In the meantime, Chicago Cares will maintain its commitment to the Chicago community, fostering a strong ethic of volunteerism through its programs and projects, and will continue to expand its services to local partners and volunteers.  We’re happy to announce the promotion of two long-time, experienced Chicago Cares leaders – Kris Smart and Katie Stearns.  As Associate Executive Director of Programs and Shared Services, Kris will oversee our year-round, monthly projects, as well as Human Resources and Finance.  Katie will oversee fundraising and our new volunteer and leader services team in addition to her duties managing our annual service events and business shares projects as Associate Executive Director of External Affairs. Please join us in congratulating Kris and Katie!
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