GlobalHack Announces New Hire

Chance Grannan to guide fundraising strategies

December 20, 2017 (ST. LOUIS) – GlobalHack, a St. Louis-based nonprofit driving social impact through technology, announced today the addition of a new staff member. Chance Grannan assumed the role of Development and Grants Manager on December 18, 2017.

While the organization’s familiar large-scale hackathon takes place once every two years, new and rapidly expanding educational programs have accelerated its impact in the region. Since 2016, the organization has served 1,300 middle and high students through its various computer science education programs. Chance will work with GlobalHack’s staff and Board of Directors to connect with those in the community interested in supporting the organization’s work.

“This is an exciting time for the computer science community and St. Louis as a whole. Day after day, we see more and more success stories that start with someone learning how to code. We are eager to write even more of those stories right here in St. Louis. Chance will offer the expertise he’s developed to build a community of partners who understand the need for this work and help us to drive it forward,” said Matt Menietti, GlobalHack’s Executive Director.

“I have yet to meet someone who hasn’t been amazed when I tell them what GlobalHack does. This is exciting and new, but the model just makes so much sense. Young minds and eager creators hone coding and design skills, nonprofits access technology solutions for some of their most challenging problems, and St. Louis expands its force of creative, talented individuals driving local business. I’m very thankful to be a part of this awesome work,” added Grannan.

Chance formerly served as the STEaM Network Manager at the Saint Louis Science Center, spearheading two new initiatives: SciFest, a series of monthly expo events, and Portal to the Public, a professional development program connecting scientists to the general public. He has also worked with local childcare organizations and resource centers, including the Washington University Campus YMCA, where he currently sits on the board.

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