CRYP has announced that Meghan Tompkins is joining its full-time staff as deputy director. In her new role, Tompkins will be responsible for developing the nonprofit youth organization’s strategic plan and budget, and providing coordination and oversight of all fundraising activities.
She also will be deeply involved in program planning and design, grant research and writing, human resources activities, development of CRYP’s social enterprises, and managing Board of Directors activities such as meetings, minutes and quarterly reports.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Meghan to our CRYP family,” says Julie Garreau, CRYP’s executive director. “We feel she is a great fit for this position, because she is combining her business background with a passion for the work we do on Cheyenne River. With her working alongside our team, we’re looking forward to furthering our mission and goals in this community.”
Tompkins is originally from Minnesota’s Twin Cities. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, majoring in communication studies with a minor in professional writing.
After graduation, she joined a Saint Paul, Minnesota-based association management company. In addition to planning continuing-education conferences for multiple industries, she also managed various volunteer committees and boards of directors.
For the past year, Tompkins has been in San Diego, California, where she worked with the city’s 10,000-plus-member bar association. She was responsible for planning each year’s programs for the different law-related sections.
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The Cheyenne River Youth Project, founded in 1988, is a grassroots, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the youth of the Cheyenne River reservation with access to a vibrant and secure future through a wide variety of culturally sensitive and enduring programs, projects and facilities that ensure strong, self-sufficient families and communities.