Fletcher Gill of Luke’s Wings: 5 Things You Need To Know To Successfully Lead A Nonprofit Organization

Yitzi Weiner
Authority Magazine
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9 min readJul 12, 2021

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Leadership is about creating your vision, setting the example, and showing your team how to accomplish it. It’s being the cheerleader for the mission, the first one in the office and last one out, but more than that, it’s getting comfortable with the idea that “you can’t do it alone.” So often we are taught to be independent and self-reliant, but I have learned that asking for help is the only way to accomplish your goal. It allows others an opportunity to participate and serve your mission. The more I ask for help, the more I find people who are eagerly looking for ways to help others.

As part of my series about “individuals and organizations making an important social impact”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Fletcher Gill.

Fletcher Gill is the co-founder and CEO of Luke’s Wings and is the Managing Partner at The Genau Group, in Washington, D.C. Fletcher is a husband, father, and an active member of the community dedicating himself both personally and professionally to helping others.

Thank you so much for doing this with us. Before we begin, our readers would like to get to know you a bit more. Can you tell us a bit about your “backstory”?

I currently reside in Bethesda, MD with my wife and our two children. I grew up in Northwest D.C. and earned my Bachelor of Science in Accounting and International Business at Penn State University. My father passed away shortly after graduation and the news hit me like a punch in the stomach. One of the hardest parts about losing my dad was not having the chance to say goodbye, which is why I feel so strongly about what we do at Luke’s Wings. We give people the chance to say goodbye or offer support to carry them through recovery. For the past 13 years we have had one clear mission, and for the first four years of the organization’s inception, I…

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Yitzi Weiner
Authority Magazine

A “Positive” Influencer, Founder & Editor of Authority Magazine, CEO of Thought Leader Incubator