Nexus has recently hired Kimberly Ann Luckey to be director of development for Illinois.
Luckey, who was selected after a nationwide search, brings a wealth of experience in fundraising for youth mental health providers. She will lead fundraising efforts for Nexus’ Illinois sites, which include Indian Oaks Academy in Manteno and Onarga Academy in Onarga.
The two sites serve boys and girls who struggle with emotional and behavioral issues.
“I believe in the power of youth, and I know that the services Indian Oaks and Onarga Academies provide can help kids and families find a brighter future,” Luckey said.
Indian Oaks Academy and Onarga Academy are both providers of residential treatment, transitional living programs and group home programs.
Luckey will work with individuals, foundations and corporations to raise funds that support new programming, enhance the sites’ physical plants, and provide extras that kids in treatment don’t receive through government funding, such as prom rentals, Christmas gifts, and art and activities.
“We’re pleased to welcome Luckey to our development team,” Jack Ewing, Nexus vice president of business development, said. “Her enthusiasm and knowledge of the youth mental health industry is a great asset for Nexus.”