New York, NY – Bike New York, a leading non-profit organization focused on empowering New Yorkers and their communities through biking, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bev Lacy as its new Chief Development Officer. Bev is a highly accomplished development professional with an extensive track record of success in raising funds for non-profit organizations throughout the New York City Metro Region and Delaware.
Bike New York’s New Chief Development Officer, Bev Lacy
With over $75M raised in her career, Bev brings to Bike New York a wealth of experience in major capital projects, program design, endowment gifts, event coordination, stakeholder engagement, and board and donor development. Bev has worked throughout her career to level the playing field for children, families, and communities and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).
“Bike New York is thrilled to welcome Bev Lacy to our team as Chief Development Officer,” said Ken Podziba, President and CEO of Bike New York. “Her wealth of experience and deep expertise in philanthropic development will be invaluable to the growth of Bike New York as we continue to find new ways of transforming the lives of New Yorkers and their communities through bicycling.”
“I am excited to join Bike New York and work with such a talented team to continue to promote and encourage bicycling throughout New York City,” said Bev Lacy, Chief Development Officer of Bike New York. “Bike New York has a powerful mission and a proven track record of success, and I look forward to working with donors and partners to support the organization’s important work. As a cyclist myself, I am excited to do my part to help bring the transformative powers of bicycling to all New Yorkers.”
Prior to joining Bike New York, Bev served as the Chief Development Officer for the YMCA of Delaware and Vice President of Campaign and Strategic Advancement. From 2016 to 2019, Bev served at the YMCA of Long Island as Vice President of Philanthropy, where she helped build a new culture of giving with senior management. In 2018, Bev was awarded AFP Long Island’s Outstanding Fundraising Professional of the year.
Bev began her extensive development career with the YMCA of Greater New York City, focused on major gifts, capital campaigns, and special events. She served as the Interim Development Department Head for the YMCA of Delaware from 2014 to 2016 and led the Brandywine YMCA Capital Campaign. Bev is also an avid fitness enthusiast, former spin instructor, and recreational cyclist.
About Bike New York
Bike New York is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides free bike education programs throughout New York City. Bike New York teaches bike education and safety skills to thousands of kids and adults each year. Funding for these programs comes from numerous annual events, including the TD Five Boro Bike Tour and regional rides like Discover Hudson Valley and the Twin Lights Ride. For more information, visit www.bike.nyc.
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