Welcome James Cramer
James brings more than 13 years of nonprofit experience to the role of Northern Regional Director. Most of his professional career has been spent working with Boys & Girls Clubs in a variety of roles, most recently as Associate Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, and Director of Business Development. He also served as a Program Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, and Athletic Director. James has a rich understanding of nonprofit management, particularly related to board development, community engagement, fundraising, and operations. He is passionate about engaging and empowering other nonprofit organizations, employees, and volunteers to maximize their impact in the communities they serve. He firmly believes that every single person, from volunteers to the CEO, plays a vital role in order to achieve this goal.
One of his favorite quotes is "A leader is great, not because of his or her power, but because of his or her ability to empower others." John C. Maxwell
James has spent his life in Northern Indiana, born in Bremen and residing in St. Joseph County. He received his BA in Psychology from Bethel College. He is a Rotarian and actively involved in his local church. James and his wife, Alicia, reside in Granger with their daughter and two dogs.
James replaces Keith Sarber, who returned to his previous role as Community Impact Director at the United Way of Elkhart County.