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Laurie Dayon

Laurie serves as the Executive Director of Advancement at Y.O.U. Laurie.JPG

Laurie has over 15 years of non-profit fundraising and leadership experience, striving to build meaningful and authentic relationships. She is the founder and former Executive Director of Girls on the Run of Northwest Illinois where she established the organization as a leader in youth development in a four-county region in northern Illinois. Previously, Laurie was a marketing manager in the telecommunications industry, working at Motorola’s Commercial and Government Solutions Sector and Ameritech Cellular. She taught marketing and advertising classes at McHenry County College before following her passion for helping our youth to build confidence and critical life skills.

She holds a Masters in Marketing from Roosevelt University and a BA in Communications from Valparaiso University. Laurie enjoys hiking, soaking up time with her two kids, and traveling with friends.