Rebecca Clarkin

Chief Operating Officer

Rebecca joined Youth Guidance as Chief External Affairs Officer in 2014, transitioning to Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2020.

Rebecca built broad experience in development, communications and advocacy while at Children’s Home + Aid, one of Illinois’ largest social service agencies.

While Rebecca served as the organization’s Vice President of External Affairs, she achieved significant increases in philanthropy year after year. She then served as Little City Foundation’s Chief Development Officer, where she launched a major gifts program and secured the organization’s first ever $1 Million gift from an individual donor.

Rebecca earned a Master’s of Public Administration degree from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts from New York University.