Tom Reilly has had a transformative influence on Crossroads since he joined the Board of Trustees in 1993. Over Tom’s twenty-four years of service, he has helped transform Crossroads from an organization offering summer camp experiences into a high-quality, multi-year youth development program that serves at-risk youth during the school year and summer months. Crossroads programming has resulted in impressive outcomes over the past ten years – 95% of program graduates are accepted to college and 78% of them are first generation college students.
Tom’s relationship with Crossroads continues to blossom as he has taken on progressive leadership roles and now serves as a member of the Capital Campaign Cabinet. Crossroads met and exceeded many elements of its recent strategic plan thanks to Tom’s leadership, including increasing program participation, contributions to the endowment and the number of Board of Director participants. Tom’s guidance as Development Chair also led the Board of Directors to increase revenue for programming by more than 50%. As a recipient of college scholarships during his undergraduate career, Tom sees his long tenure of service as “paying it forward” so today’s youth can benefit from the same kind of generosity he received.