Len Krichko is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Krichko Group, a non-profit consulting company, which he started in 2018.
Prior to The Krichko Group, Len served as the President and Chief Executive Officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan from 1997-2017. Under his leadership the organization grew to 10 locations throughout southeast Michigan serving 15,000 youth annually. Len was President of Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland, Ohio for ten years and previously served as the Executive Director of Hudson Boys’ Club, Hudson, Massachusetts for two years. His lifelong involvement with Boys & Girls Clubs began as a member of the F.H. Buhl Club of Sharon, Pennsylvania.
During his career, he helped raise $125 million to support programs aimed at providing opportunities for thousands of youth served in the major metro areas of Detroit, Michigan; Cleveland, Ohio and Boston, Massachusetts. He successfully led the merger of four organizations in southeast Michigan. He opened the first Boys & Girls Clubs in Public Housing in Detroit, Michigan and Cleveland, Ohio.
Len has received national, regional, state and local awards. He was recognized and inducted into the Masters & Mentors Class of 2017 at Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s 111th Annual National Conference in Dallas, Texas. The Masters and Mentors Award is the highest level of recognition that can be bestowed on an individual by Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Len was one of four individuals to receive this national award in 2017.
During his career, Len was very fortunate to be involved with the National Football League’s Super Bowl XL, Major League Baseball’s World Series, MLB All-Star Games and the National Basketball Association’s NBA Cares Program, as well as the Boston Marathon, Cleveland Revco-Marathon, the Professional Golf Association’s Ben Hogan and Nike Junior Golf Tour.
He is a graduate of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Thomas G. Garth Executive Leadership Program held at Duke University and the Executive Management Program at Case Western Reserve University. He has a Master’s Degree from Southern Connecticut State University, a Bachelor’s Degree from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and an Associate’s Degree from the Community College of Allegheny County.
In college, he was an All-American, national champion and record holder in Track & Field. After college, he competed nationally for the PUMA-USA Team. In 2007, he was inducted into the Mercer County Hall of Fame Athletic Association in western Pennsylvania. Len is married to Heather Rindels and has two daughters, Katie and Lucy.
Heather E. Rindels
An accomplished fundraising professional and organizational leader, Heather Rindels has held positions in higher education, healthcare and human service agencies. She is adept at leveraging the resources of foundations, corporate partnerships, individual giving, philanthropy, and government on behalf of organizations.
Heather has served as a leading fundraising professional on campaigns, ranging from $150M to $2.5B. Her strategic use of fundraising, community outreach and marketing communications has advanced major causes. She has held key positions with the Altarum Institute, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan, the University of Michigan, Henry Ford Health System and University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio. She earned a B.S. in Management and an MBA in Marketing from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Heather believes strongly in giving back. Currently, she is a Board Member of the Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor where she is Co-Chair of the current Inspire, Create, Lead campaign. She is passionate about protecting the rights of children and abused animals, particularly dogs, and volunteers her time raising money for local shelters and advocating for policy changes.
Heather and her husband Len Krichko live in Novi with their daughter Lucy and dogs Jasper and Savannah.