Generations Incorporated Names Wes Enicks as Exec. Director

Wes Enicks
October 22, 2017 — Generations Incorporated, a Boston nonprofit that works to equip young children in low-income communities with skills for academic success, last week announced that Wes Enicks has been named executive director of the organization.

Enicks succeeds Mary Gunn, who retired on June 30, after 15 years leading the organization’s growth.

Noting Enick's experience in the nonprofit sector and background in development, marketing, management, and sales, Harvey Salgo, board chair of Generations Incorporated, said, “Wes has a proven track record of leadership and infectious enthusiasm for supporting the growth and development of the youngest citizens of Greater Boston. We are very excited to have Wes to lead Generations Incorporated into a new era of growth."

Enicks most recently served as vice president of development at Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, where he played a key role in the organization’s growth through fundraising strategies that increased revenue and helped garner the 2015 National Agency of the Year award out of more than 300 affiliates in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America network.

Previously, he served as director of development for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania. He also served as a Big Brother for three years in the Big Brothers Big Sisters network and worked as a mentor in the Association of Fundraising Professionals Diversity Fellows program.

“I am honored to be chosen to lead Generations Incorporated. I am drawn to this role and this organization because it is an intergenerational literacy and mentoring organization whose services not only address the importance of education, but strengthen individuals and communities in the Greater Boston area by providing a pathway out of poverty," said Enicks. "I believe we can leverage the strong foundation that exists by expanding Generations Incorporated’s positioning, visibility, and fundraising to increase our impact on youth, older adults, and communities.”

Enicks holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Wittenberg University and a Master of Science degree in organizational leadership from Cabrini College.

Generations Incorporated invests in the communities it serves and fosters intergenerational relationships by engaging older adult volunteers in literacy programs at partner school and after-school sites. During the 2016-2017 academic year more than 270 older adult volunteers provided critical literacy support to over 3,400 students at 18 program locations in Boston and Revere.

The organization recently received a Social Innovation Fund Subgrant, provided by the AARP Foundation through the Corporation for National and Community Service, to support its expansion within Boston Public Schools over the next three years.