Team IMPACT Appoints Seth Rosenzweig as Exec. Director
August 26, 2016 Team IMPACT, a national nonprofit headquartered in Boston that seeks to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses by matching them with local college athletic teams, yesterday announced that it has named Seth Rosenzweig as its new executive director.
Rosenzweig, who was slated to start in the job on Aug. 29, succeeds Duke Little, who served nearly a year and a half in the post before stepping down last September. Board member Kristen Giarrusso has been serving as interim executive director since Little's departure.
"Seth is a talented nonprofit leader with extensive experience in organizational growth and building stakeholder relationships," said Jay Calnan, founder and board co-chair of Team IMPACT
. "We are thrilled that he is bringing his skills and commitment to Team IMPACT as our new Executive Director.
Rosenzweig most recently served as assistant vice president for principal and major gifts at Boston Children's Hospital Trust. Prior to that, he served as vice president of development at Combined Jewish Philanthropies and as executive director of development at The George Washington University.
I am honored to be joining Team IMPACT and to be partnering with our board and dedicated staff to support the organization's evolution and sustained growth," said Rosenzweig. "I am passionate about Team IMPACT's mission and excited to help broaden its reach nationally while deepening its impact on the lives of the children, families and student athletes we serve.
Dan Kraft, board co-chair of Team IMPACT, said Rosenzweig's appointment reaffirms the organization's commitment to improve the lives of children and their families across the country.
"Our strategic goal is to significantly increase the number of youth/team matches we create and support by expanding our national presence," Kraft said. "With Seth's appointment, we are well-positioned to meet and far exceed our goals."
Rosenzweig earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The George Washington University School of Business and Public Management and a Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration from Harvard University Graduate School of Education. He also serves on a number of nonprofit boards.
Since its founding in 2011, Team IMPACT has worked with thousands of children and touched the lives of more than 25,000 college student athletes. Currently, Team IMPACT supports close to 1,000 children by drafting them onto teams at 440 campuses in 45 states across the country, giving them the opportunity to be a full-fledged member of the team, to the best of their ability.
Using a structured relationship management methodology, Team IMPACT establishes and cultivates relationships to ensure a successful experience for the families and teams involved. Each child proposed for Team IMPACT's program, is reviewed by prior to program participation. The organization looks for children tween 5-15 years of age, who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening or chronic illness that has resulted in treatment and/or extended hospital stays within the past three years, and who, as a result of their diagnosis, could benefit from a boost to improve their quality of life both socially and psychologically.