Lucas Spielfogel, Executive Director
Lucas joined BRYC in July 2012 as executive director designate and officially became executive director on January 1, 2013. His primary duties are strategy, leadership, and fundraising. Originally from New York City, Lucas graduated with a B.A. in history from Yale University in May 2010, earning All-Ivy Academic Honors. He was a varsity rower all four years and captained the team his senior year. Prior to joining BRYC, Lucas taught 7th grade social studies at Baker Middle School and was named Teacher of the Year in each of his two years. He also coached the boys’ basketball team, launched a community service club, and took a group of his students to Washington, D.C. Lucas is a recipient of both the John W. Barton Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management and the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award, and he is the author of The College Playbook, a guide to the college and financial aid application processes. Under Lucas’ leadership, BRYC has grown from supporting 50 high school students in 2012-2013 to serving 300 high schoolers and more than 500 alumni in 2021-2022.