YEP Mentors

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Megan Boynton (YEP Mentor) is the former Manager of Non-Profit Outreach at Kern Community Foundation. During her two-year tenure, she was responsible for oversight of the Foundation’s Nonprofit Search online, powered by GuideStar.  She further assisted the President and CEO with the Foundation’s efforts to support the overall capacity and sustainability of Kern County nonprofits.

Megan is also a 14 year veteran of the insurance industry, handling and supervising property, liability and catastrophe claims over the course of her career.

A California native, Megan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Santa Clara University, where her second major was Spanish.  She further pursued and received her Associate in Claims certification from the Insurance Institutes of America and a Masters of Public Administration from Seton Hall University.

Megan moved to the Midwest in 2013.  Since arrival with her family, she has volunteered locally within Unit 5 and is an advocate of dual-immersion language education.   She is pleased to assist the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation with its Youth Engaged in Philanthropy initiative.

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Colleen Luckey


Colleen Luckey (YEP Mentor) is the Grants and Marketing Coordinator at YWCA McLean County. A 2014 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, Colleen majored in Business Administration, Marketing Concentration with a double minor in Art and Women’s Studies. Her projects with the Action Resource Center (ARC) at IWU during her senior year led her to realize that she has a passion for nonprofit work.