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Boys and Girls Clubs of Metrowest, Inc.

 169 Pleasant Street
 Marlborough, MA 01752
[P] (508) 485-4912
[F] (508) 229-7818
Erin Harper
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 04-2387225

LAST UPDATED: 05/30/2018
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No


Mission StatementMORE »

Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest provides social, educational, physical and cultural programming for boys and girls in the MetroWest area. The intent of these programs is to enhance the development of children and to prepare young adults to be responsible and productive members of the community.

Mission Statement

Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest provides social, educational, physical and cultural programming for boys and girls in the MetroWest area. The intent of these programs is to enhance the development of children and to prepare young adults to be responsible and productive members of the community.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014
Projected Income $2,139,050.00
Projected Expense $2,139,050.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Youth Development Programs

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Mission Statement

Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest provides social, educational, physical and cultural programming for boys and girls in the MetroWest area. The intent of these programs is to enhance the development of children and to prepare young adults to be responsible and productive members of the community.

Background Statement

The Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest (BGCMW) is one of the largest Boys & Girls Club organizations in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and serves the communities surrounding Marlborough, Hudson and Framingham. Each year BGCMW provides quality out-of-school programs to over 3,500 at-risk children and teens. The Club offers young people what they need and want most - adults who respect and listen to them; a safe environment where they can have fun and be themselves; and interesting, constructive activities that channel youthful energy into challenging pursuits. Our youth development strategy fosters a sense of belonging, competence, usefulness, and influence underlies all Boys & Girls Club programs and builds self-confidence.
BGCMW is facility based and offers daily access to a broad range of programs in five core program areas: Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.
The Boys & Girls Clubs was first established in the city of Marlborough in 1944 as the Marlboro Boys Club, Inc. Over the years the Club has grown to meet the increasing demand for quality youth services within the greater Marlborough community. The Hollis Street Clubhouse was added to the organization in 1999 on the South Side of Framingham. On October 25 and 26, 1999, the Board of Directors of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Marlboro, Inc., Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson, and Hudson Youth Center voted unanimously to merge. The merger combined three agencies and created a $2 million organization. In June 2008 our Framingham Clubhouse relocated from Hollis Street to a newly renovated facility located at 154 Pearl Street. Complete with a dedicated Teen Center and gymnasium this Clubhouse will allow for increased membership and expanded programs. The Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest is a regional organization, thus permitting the management to be centrally located, which allows for a more efficient and effective administration of the three communities.

Impact Statement


1. Serving More At-risk Youth: over the past year our daily attendance has grown to over 750 kids between our 3 Clubhouses located in Marlborough, Hudson and Framingham. Annually we serve 3,500 youth from 20 communities across the MetroWest region.

2. Accessibility: despite a challenging economy we remain committed to keeping our programs accessible to every child, regardless of their financial situation. Our annual cost per child is actually $1,000, but through the generous support of our donors we able to keep our annual membership fee to a low $25 per member.

3. Impactful Programs: we remain focused on five proven core program areas; Character & Leadership Development, Education & Career Development, Health & Life Skills, the Arts, and Sports, Fitness & Recreation continue to provide our members with the skills and resources that they need to reach their full potential.

4. Retaining Quality Staff: we recognize the professional commitment that our staff shows to our kids and our Clubs. In 2012 we celebrated the employment anniversaries of several key staff that have been working tirelessly on behalf of BGCMW for over 15 years. 
1. Increase the number of at-risk youth that we serve throughout the MetroWest community.
2. Continue to offer quality programs for youth ages 6-18.
3. Meet annual fundraising needs to support operating demands of 750 youth each day
4. Successfully conduct a Capital/Operating campaign to help take our organization to the next level.


Needs Statement

1. Keeping up with the constant increase in annual operating costs that are directly tied to serving more youth in need. Our annual cost per child is actually $1,000, but we are committed to only charging $25 for after school membership. This requires a diverse fundraising program supported throughout the MetroWest community.
2. Capital/Operating Campaign: $10,000,000 capital/operating campaign to renovate our 90 year old Marlborough Clubhouse, renovate our Hudson Clubhouse and expand our Framingham Clubhouse.
3. Educating the public to “give where you live”: Poverty is not just an urban issue. Many people that live or work in the MetroWest region believe that the challenges of poverty don’t impact the suburban communities that they call home. We need to educate people to “give where they live”. 
4. Attracting & Retaining Teen Members: We identify teen populations as a critical group to target with our programs. Statistically teen participation drops significantly as they age. Our goal is to keep them positively engaged.
5. Transportation for youth: getting kids safely from school to our Clubs every afternoon. Offering reliable and safe transportation to our families is a critical component to making our programs work for youth. The Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest absorbs all of the associated costs with the transportation program. Cost: $10,000 per bus, $100,000 annually.

CEO Statement

Our organization is dedicated to making sure every child that passes through our doors has the chance to become a responsible and productive member of the community.

One of the keys to making that happen is that our programs are designed to keep kids in school, on track, engaged and to graduate from High School.

The National Statistics for Boys & Girls Club members is a 93% graduation rate vs a 75% average and 50% for kids from challenging economic circumstances.

An investment in our Club is an investment in giving our kids the chance to be part of the 93% graduating class.

At $25 per year our club is providing a critical service in the community.  47% of our club members come from single parent households.  These parents need our clubs so their children can be engaged in a safe, secure program after school.

A recent study for all of the Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey analyzed the economic benefit of a dollar invested in a club.  The economic benefit to the community was translated to fifteen dollars.

The benefits included those directly received by the child – including staying in school, graduating and becoming a solid tax paying citizen.  In addition, the benefits included the ability of the parent or parents to work as they were able to attend because of the very low cost of the club.

Our club partners with the Police Chiefs in the three primary communities we serve in MetroWest – Marlborough, Hudson and Framingham.  All three chiefs have been very strong supporters of our program as they realize the importance of our program in engaging the youth of the community.  They realize that every child that is at the club, is one that they are not concerned about in terms of issues in the community.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest serves over 750 kids a day which has increased over 50% since 2007.  We are a program focused organization that will use your investment wisely to ensure that the youth of MetroWest has a positive place to go to every afternoon.

Our kids thank you for taking the time to learn more about our Clubs.


Francis X. Hurley


Board Chair Statement

I have served as Board Chair of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metrowest for three years and have been on the board for over 10 years. 
My commitment to our organization comes from the outcomes I see every day with our kids.  The great success stories that I hear when I am in Clubs, or at one of our events, are the reasons I volunteer my time.

Our Board is very proud of our clubs and the work the staff does every day.

We have more than weathered the recent difficult economic stretch by increasing the number of kids we serve every day by 50% and at the same time balancing our budgets during this period.

We have Board oversight through our Board meetings, Executive Committee and various sub committees.  We receive a clean audit from Stow Business Association every year.

We make sure that every dollar invested with us is used to have the right impact on our youth through our programs in our MetroWest clubhouses.

Our Board believes strongly that the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metrowest is an organization serving a critical need and that is why we are happy to commit our time to help our kids.

I welcome you to join us in supporting this worthy cause.

Thank you for your time.

Patricia L. Davidson
Board Chair, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metrowest
Partner, Mirick & O’Connell, Attorneys At Law

Geographic Area Served


The Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest serves 3,500 children and youth each year from across 20 communities in the MetroWest region. Our Clubhouses are located in Framingham, Hudson and Marlborough.

Organization Categories

  1. Youth Development - Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined)
  2. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
  3. Youth Development - Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined)

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)



Youth Development Programs

BGCMW provides youth development education, prevention, athletic, and recreation programs to over 3,500 children and youth at 3 Clubhouses. The Clubs help youth of all backgrounds develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders.  We offer daily access to a broad range of programs in five core program areas (Character and Leadership Development; Academic and Career Development; Health and Life Skills, Sports, Fitness and Recreation; and The Arts) and several specialized initiatives.  All programs are designed to drive positive outcomes for youth and reinforce necessary life skills.

The annual membership of $25 provides youth, ages 7-17, access to all programs every day afterschool until 9:00 PM, and 8:00AM – 6:00PM during vacation weeks.  Youth need to participate in programs that provide the opportunity to develop skills needed for success.  BGCMW assists in reinforcing the knowledge and skills youth learn in school by integrating fun, educational activities throughout Club programs. 

Budget  $2,092,000.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served At-Risk Populations K-12 (5-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

Child Trends, an independent nonprofit, research center, issued a report noting regular participation in out of school activities is associated with positive outcomes in academic performance, increased social competence/problem solving skills, decreased dropout rate, and increased civic engagement.

80% of youth participating in BGCMW’s programs achieve the following short term outcomes:
• Become self directed and develop a positive attitude toward learning and school.
• Increase the time spent in physically active each day.
• Develop a belief in the importance of personal health and wellness.
• Be able to identify and resist peer and media pressures, and understand the physical and social changes taking place in their lives.
• Increase knowledge about alcohol, drugs and sexuality.
• Develop decision making skills for resisting social pressures and coping with the stresses of growing up.
• Develop and use leadership skills through leadership Clubs.
• Contribute to community through volunteerism

Program Long-Term Success  The priority outcomes for BGCMW’s programs are to provide a Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors.  The three key impact areas for long term success include:
• All members on track to graduate from high school ready for college, trade school, military or employment.
• Be an engaged citizen involved in the community, register to vote, and model strong character.
• Adopt a healthy diet, practice healthy lifestyle choices and make a lifelong commitment to fitness.
The level of impact the Clubs have on youth depends on the frequency of their participation and attendance.  BGCMW focuses on increasing individual member attendance to a minimum of 104 times per year (twice per week).  Research shows that youth that attend 52 times per year are more likely to demonstrate positive outcomes in the three key impact areas; youth that attend 104 times or more per year are likely to demonstrate an even larger number of positive outcomes. 
Program Success Monitored By 

BGCMW’s program outcome measurement is composed of two levels. Level 1 evaluation consists of process evaluation to determine if programs are being implemented as initially planned.  The level 2 process consists of data collection and data analysis. These outcomes are measured by pre- and post – surveys completed by youth, and participation rates.  Through this data collection we measure knowledge, attitudes and self-reported habits regarding specific activities. The results of the “outcomes monitoring” are used to assess the projects effectiveness relative to the specific activities.

Example of successful outcome monitoring for the academic enrichment component 2011-2012:
• 375 youth participated in the academic enrichment program
• A pre-survey was administered in October and the post-survey in May. 
• 70% participated a minimum of 3 days per week and 90% participated 2 days per week.
• 85% consistently completed homework as assigned.
• 80% expressed positive attitude toward school.

Examples of Program Success 
Filipe, age 14
Club member: 7 years
He comes to the Club every day participating in; homework program, SMART Moves/Passport to Manhood, Technology for All, Teen Center Leadership Clubs.  He depends on the Homework Program for his academics. In 2011, Filipe was struggling with his math homework, but the Learning Center staff helped him break through his frustration and start grasping the concepts. Filipe says that the staff helped him understand math when none of his teachers could get him to understand it.

In Filipe’s words; “The Club is a really great place because it teaches me to do my best and how to set goals for myself and how to work hard to achieve those goals. I know that the Club keeps me out of trouble and encourages me to put a lot of effort into everything I do.”

When asked what the best part of his day is, Filipe replied: “The Boys & Girls Club. It is a really special place that helps you expand your mind and lets you meet lots of new kids.”

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments



CEO/Executive Director Mr. Francis X Hurley
CEO Term Start Jan 2006
CEO Email
CEO Experience Current President, Francis X. Hurley came to BGCMW from the corporate world in 2004 as the Vice President of Finance and Benefits Administration and began his tenure as President in January, 2006.
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Mr. Ronald Young Jan 1994 Dec 2005
Mr. Ralph Grasso Jan Jan 1994

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms. Chris Duane Senior Vice President of Development --
Ms. Erin Harper Manager of Resource Development --


Award Awarding Organization Year
Community Impact Award United Way of Tri-County 2013
Community Impact Award United Way of Tri-County 2012
Community Impact Award United Way of Tri-County 2011
National Alumni Hall of Fame - Dan Travers, BGCMW Boys & Girls Clubs of America 2011
Community Impact Award United Way of Tri-County 2010
Family Strengthening Award Annie E. Casey Foundation 2004


Affiliation Year
Massachusetts Nonprofit Network 2008
AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) 2007
Boys and Girls Clubs of America 1944
Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
-- --


We partner with the following organizations:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest
St. Mark's School
United Way of Tri-County
Framingham Youth Development Collaborative
Local police departments in Framingham, Marlborough and Hudson

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 15
Number of Part Time Staff 24
Number of Volunteers 100
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 74
Hispanic/Latino: 20
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 50
Male: 50
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration No

Risk Management Provisions

Accident and Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance
Automobile Insurance and Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Blanket Personal Property
Boiler and Machinery
Commercial General Insurance
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Commercial General Liability and Medical Malpractice
Computer Equipment and Software
Day Care Center/Nursery School
Disability Insurance
Directors and Officers Policy
Employee Dishonesty
Fiduciary Liability
Improper Sexual Conduct/Sexual Abuse
Life Insurance
Medical Health Insurance
Special Event Liability
Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
General Property Coverage

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually


Board Chair Ms. Patricia L. Davidson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Mirick O'Connell - Attorneys at Law
Board Chair Term Mar 2011 - Mar 2015
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Michael Bilinsky, Jr. Framingham Cooperative Bank Voting
Mr. Paul Connor Dow Chemical Company Voting
Ms. Rosemary Corley Retired Voting
Ms. Linda Cox Occupational & Environmental Health Network Voting
Ms. Patricia L. Davidson Mirick O'Connell - Attorneys at Law Voting
Mr. George Ellis Self employed Voting
Mr. James Garvey St. Mary's Credit Union --
Ms. Kay Hodge Stoneman, Chandler & Miller, LLP Voting
Mr. Michael Kuza Middlesex Savings Bank --
Rev. Dr. J. Anthony Lloyd Greater Framingham Community Church Voting
Mr. James Patterson CPA Voting
Ms. Patricia Pazzaneze Retired Voting
Mr. John Petrin Town of Burlington Voting
Mr. Peter Rice Eastern Bank Voting
Ms. Donna Russo DCU Voting
Mr. Richard Sherr The TJX Companies, Inc. --
Mr. Ken Vonasek Retired Voting
Dr. Jerry M. Wortzman MetroWest Medical Center Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 10
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 5
Caucasian: 85
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 33
Male: 67
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Board Development / Board Orientation
  • Capital Campaign
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014
Projected Income $2,139,050.00
Projected Expense $2,139,050.00
Form 990s

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

2011 Form 990

2010 Form 990

2009 Form 990

Audit Documents

2013 Audited Financials

2012 Audited Financials

2011 Audited Financials

2010 Audited Financials

2009 Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Revenue $2,146,665 $2,150,844 $2,070,680
Total Expenses $2,308,490 $2,183,284 $2,163,026

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
-- -- $370,174
Government Contributions $137,850 $123,508 $84,828
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- $20,000 $36,535
    Local -- $51,500 $12,938
    Unspecified $137,850 $52,008 $35,355
Individual Contributions $532,349 $526,010 $203,075
Indirect Public Support $197,105 $231,441 $240,761
Earned Revenue $973,782 $963,897 $899,028
Investment Income, Net of Losses $244 $275 $102,410
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $305,335 $305,713 $170,404
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Program Expense $1,795,615 $1,749,725 $1,725,802
Administration Expense $249,538 $263,175 $251,138
Fundraising Expense $263,337 $170,384 $186,086
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.93 0.99 0.96
Program Expense/Total Expenses 78% 80% 80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 22% 14% 17%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Assets $3,070,460 $2,988,910 $2,881,761
Current Assets $411,286 $339,232 $218,031
Long-Term Liabilities $763,105 $708,208 $731,921
Current Liabilities $364,861 $315,832 $253,866
Total Net Assets $1,942,494 $1,964,870 $1,895,974

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --

Financial Planning

Endowment Value $334,581.00
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 3.00

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign Purpose Currently in the middle of a $10,000,000 capital campaign to renovate our 90 year old Clubhouse in Marlborough, MA.
Campaign Goal $10,000,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates Jan 2013 - Dec 2014
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $471,375.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 1.13 1.07 0.86

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 25% 24% 25%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above is per the organization's IRS Form 990s. Revenue breakout detail was obtained from the Schedule B documents for fiscal year 2011. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.


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