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Tanya Young

Young has worked with many community organizations personally and professionally.  Before becoming the Executive Director, she was the Director of Community Engagement for Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne.  Young also worked at the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce through the Workforce Development division of the Graduate Retention Program. In both capacities, she has been responsible for developing, expanding, and maintaining positive relationships and partnerships across Northeast Indiana.

Young’s work has involved many board and leadership roles within the community and region, including Junior Achievement, DeKalb Chamber Partnership, YMCA, Business Education & Community Partnership, Youth for Christ, and more. She has served on her local school board for eight years. She has extensive experience in donor relations and fundraising across Northeast Indiana over the past twenty-five years.

Young has strong ties across Indiana. She grew up in Evansville and is a graduate of Purdue University.  Young married her high school sweetheart, Chris, and then moved to the Northeast Indiana region to raise their family. She and her husband have raised two daughters in Whitley County. Young feels strongly that the people of DeKalb County are the most giving and heartfelt donors. She truly enjoys helping donors connect with causes that matter.