Director of Programs

abolden@chicagodebates.org

In this role, Anthony is the CEO of all things debate; leading our program staff and ensuring our debaters and coaches have a remarkable debate experience. “This work is personal for me because I know first hand the benefit a program like Chicago Debates can have on a young person’s life.”

Anthony has served in a number of diverse leadership roles for institutions of higher learning, faith-based organizations, and local nonprofit organizations. Before joining Chicago Debates, he served as the Program Manager for PEAK – Partnership to Educate and Advance Kids in Chicago, IL where he helped the organization increase student enrollment, raise student academic performance, and secure critical partnerships with college access organizations across the city. 

Anthony holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music, a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Oakwood University, and a Graduate Certification in Nonprofit Management from North Park University.

Aside from his work, Anthony enjoys spending time with his wife, trying coffee from as many local coffee shops as possible, and playing golf.