Denny Young


Partner, Griffith Group Executive Search

Denny Young is in his second year as Chair of the TMC Board. His career in nonprofit management included senior leadership roles in the performing arts, healthcare, and education at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Sherbourne Health Centre, the National Ballet of Canada, and the University of Toronto.  In 2022, Denny joined Griffith Group Executive Search as a Partner. For over 15 years, Denny has been a faculty member in Humber College’s Fundraising Management and Ryerson’s Nonprofit Management programs. In 2014, the GTA Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals presented Denny with its Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award. He has published numerous articles in various publications and is a frequent speaker at conferences in Canada and the United States. Denny has a BA in Communications from the University of Windsor, a MA in Philanthropy and Development from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, has completed the Ivey School of Business Executive Program, and has a certificate in the Foundations of Coaching from the Adler Graduate Professional School. In addition to his role with TMC, Denny is a member of the Boards of the TD Private Giving Foundation. On weekends he plays piano as a volunteer at Kensington Health.