Gabrielle Urquhart-Webster
Gabrielle Urquhart-Webster (Courtesy of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington)

Gabrielle Urquhart-Webster, a top executive at United Way, has been tapped as the next chief executive officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW).

Urquhart-Webster, chief development officer at United Way of the National Capital Area, will officially take the reins at BGCGW on May 8.

“I am grateful for this new opportunity with Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington,” Urquhart-Webster said. “I have long been an admirer of this transformational organization as it has been the foundation for so many of our youth in the development of educational and essential lifelong skills as well as being a safe environment for healthy and fun activities. I look forward to working with a talented team, committed board members, as well as corporate and community leaders as we continue to expand our partnerships and develop additional opportunities for BGCGW members.”

Prior to the United Way, Urquhart-Webster, a Baltimore native, spent seven years at the American Heart Association as a national vice president implementing a new, national growth strategy, and as an executive within its Mid-Atlantic region. She also served for several years with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, as a vice president for human resources and operations for the Mid-Atlantic region and as a development executive for its National Capital Area.

“Gabrielle is a strong and experienced leader within the Washington and mid-Atlantic non-profit community, whose extensive experience and dedication to excellence will provide our clubs with the strong leadership we need to continue serving our children and young adults with devotion and skill,” said BGCGW Metro Chair Fred Plumb. “After a successful career in the corporate sector, Gabrielle decided to make a life change, and to make a difference for those who are in need of the support that only strong nonprofits can provide.

Urquhart-Webster, who has a master’s degree in physical chemistry from Atlanta University and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Xavier University, lives in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, with her husband, Tyree, and they have a 23-year old daughter, Kelly.

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