Gary Bagley has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, most recently as the Executive Director of New York Cares, New York City’s largest organization devoted to driving community impact through volunteer-led programs and the biggest affiliate of Points of Light, the global organization dedicated to volunteer service.
Gary is an appointee to the State Commission on National and Community Service and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Urban Fellows, an organization that develops people of color and women to be leaders and change agents in the public and nonprofit sectors, with a strong commitment to social justice and equity.
Gary's leadership has been recognized by The New York Times Company Nonprofit Excellence Award for Overall Management Excellence, and the Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation. Gary was named a Notable in Nonprofits and Philanthropy by Crain’s New York and one of the CSR Responsible 100 by City & State (an award given to individuals who demonstrate outstanding social responsibility and community leadership).
His previous experiences include positions at nonprofit organizations focused on arts education – Young Audiences New York and TADA! Youth Theater.
Bagley has served as an Adjunct Lecturer at Baruch College on the Administration of Non-Profit Institutions and Public and Non-Profit Management and also co‐authored the "Volunteer Engagement and Management" chapter in the latest edition of the textbook, Nonprofit Management 101. He received his B.S. in Music Composition from Ithaca College, and an MPA from Baruch College.