Monnett hired as director of advancement

Indiana Connected By 25 has hired Scott D. Monnett.  He will serve as the new director of advancement.  Monnett has more than 15 years of experience.  He has worked in fundraising, community relations, annual giving, partnership engagement and organization development.

Prior to taking the role at the nonprofit serving foster youth, Monnett worked in the family and youth service recreation and enrichment industry.  He held positions in Parks and Recreation, YMCA and Boys & Girls Clubs in Lafayette, Zionsville, Bloomington, Fort Wayne and Gainesville, FL.

Monnett has experience

Along with his organization and operations management experience, Monnett has served as a National Trainer for Community Support Campaigns and Project Management with the YMCA of USA.  He has led multiple capital and annual campaigns and worked with volunteers to successfully lead a variety of fundraising events.

“Scott brings a great deal of experience and leadership to our organization,” said Connected By 25 CEO Brent Kent. “We are lucky to have him on board to steer fundraising and increase our partnerships in the community.”

Monnett received a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana State University.  He majored in Sports Studies, Exercise Science & Fitness Management. He also holds multiple industry-specific certifications including Fund Development, Advanced Leadership, Project Management, Board Development and Organizational Leadership.

Indiana Connected By 25 provides financial, educational and social support to young people about to age out of the foster care system or who already have.

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Indiana Connected By 25, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organizations that provides financial, educational and social support to assist foster care youth at a most critical time – when they are about to or have already transitioned out of the foster care system, most often with no family or economic support. Every year in Indiana, about 500 youth age out of the foster care system and into our communities. Statistically they fare dramatically worse than 18-year-olds with parental support. More information about Indiana Connected By 25 can be found at, on Facebook at and Twitter @ConnectedBy25.