Gary Bagley, Governance Trainer and Board Coach

Gary Bagley has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and a strong commitment to equity and inclusion, leadership development, civic engagement, and education.

Gary contributed his vision and leadership to helping build New York Cares into one the of the leading nonprofit organizations in the greater New York City area, serving over 800 nonprofits and schools, contributing to the well-being of New York City communities.  During his tenure, New York Cares more than tripled its service delivery – executing more than 20,000 projects and filling 150,000 volunteer positions annually.

Gary is an appointee to the New York 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 and State (an award given to 100 individuals from diverse sectors who demonstrate outstanding social responsibility and community leadership).