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Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Inc.

 200 High Street, Suite 3B
 Boston, MA 02110
[P] (617) 994-4700
[F] (617) 994-4701
www.bgcb.org
[email protected]
Becky Crawford
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INCORPORATED: 1893
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 04-2103922

LAST UPDATED: 07/31/2017
Organization DBA Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years Yes

Summary

 

Mission StatementMORE »

Our mission is to help young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders.
 
We do this by providing: 
  • a safe haven filled with hope and opportunity
  • ongoing relationships with caring adults
  • and life-enhancing programs

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders.
 
We do this by providing: 
  • a safe haven filled with hope and opportunity
  • ongoing relationships with caring adults
  • and life-enhancing programs

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2017 to June 30, 2018
Projected Income $25,353,260.00
Projected Expense $26,229,553.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Education Program
  • Leadership Programs
  • Sports & Fitness Programs
  • The Arts
  • YouthConnect

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Overview

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders.
 
We do this by providing: 
  • a safe haven filled with hope and opportunity
  • ongoing relationships with caring adults
  • and life-enhancing programs

Background Statement

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) has been enriching the lives of children and teens from challenging economic, social, and family circumstances for nearly 125 years. BGCB's outstanding history in the community began in 1893 when its first local Club, the Bunker Hill Boys' Club, opened in Charlestown.  The Roxbury Club (now Yawkey Club of Roxbury) followed in 1910, and the South Boston Club opened in 1938. In these early years, the "Boys Club" focused on activities such as carpentry, printing, and painting.  In 1981, girls became full Club members at all BGCB locations and the organization's name changed to reflect this advancement.

 

BGCB's service network has grown significantly over the last two decades. The original Chelsea Club (now Gerald and Darlene Jordan Club/Kraft Family Youth Center) opened in the Innes Housing Development in 1993, and the Blue Hill Club/George Robert White Youth Development Center in Dorchester opened in 1995 in response to spikes in neighborhood youth violence. Our YouthConnect program, which places licensed clinical social workers in Boston police districts, was founded in 1996, and in 2000, BGCB opened its first Shared-Space Club located in a public school. Our newest Club, the Mattapan Teen Center, opened in the former branch library building in Fall 2014 as our first Club dedicated to meeting the needs of local teenagers. The organization's growth is largely attributed to the tremendous support we receive from our exceptional stakeholders, including more than 200 program partners, 1,500 volunteers, and generous individual and institutional donors, contributing 80% of BGCB's annual operating budget.

 

Today, BGCB has 8,000 Club members and, in total, we serve 16,000 young people, ages 6 to 18, annually in our 11 Clubs, and through our programs and partnerships in Boston and Chelsea.

Impact Statement

Every difference we make in the life of a Club member has the potential to lay the foundation for healthier communities empowered by strong, diverse leadership, a well-educated workforce, and prosperous businesses and families.

 

We are proud of BGCB's impact on our members, and invite you to review the results of last year's programming in our 2016 Impact Report at http://www.bgcb.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2016_Impact.pdf.

 

Our Goals and Accomplishments include:

 

Academic Success: A key goal for all members is to stay in school and graduate from high school ready for college, military, or employment. 100% of our high school seniors graduated last year with a plan in place for their futures, and 88% began college last Fall. 96% percent of BGCB members expect to graduate high school, while 87% expect to go to college, compared with Boston Public Schools' 71% graduation rate.

 

Healthy Lifestyles: Our goal is for all members to adopt a healthy diet, practice healthy lifestyle choices, and make a lifelong commitment to fitness. Our members show great improvement in rates of exercise, healthy food, and reduced substance use. While only 23% of state adolescents engage in 60+ minutes of physical activity daily, 57% of BGCB members achieve that recommended level of physical activity. Nearly 80% of Club members eat fruit twice a day or more, compared with only 37% of the state's adults.

 

Good Character & Citizenship: Our goal is for members to become engaged citizens involved in the community, model strong character, and make constructive social and community choices. Youth who volunteer just one hour or more a week are 50% less likely to abuse alcohol, cigarettes, become pregnant, or engage in other risky behaviors. BGCB's commitment to developing our members' Leadership skills works, as 55% of respondents to our annual member survey said they had volunteered at their Club at least once a month, compared to 25% of Massachusetts adults who volunteer.

Needs Statement

BGCB depends upon private contributions for roughly 80% of our annual operating budget. Garnering consistent annual support is crucial to our ability to continue to meet the evolving educational, social and emotional needs of the youth we serve. Unrestricted gifts allow us to use the money where it is needed most, but gifts may be designated to support a specific Club or program, or our targeted efforts.


CEO Statement

I am honored to serve as Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston's Nicholas President and CEO, and to lead this highly effective organization through an important period in its history.
 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston owes so much to our founders and the stewards of our mission through the decades. Today, we benefit from an exceptional reputation for our life-enhancing programming, caring staff, and welcoming facilities; a reputation that was developed and nurtured by staff and Board members who served our organization before us. We take very seriously our responsibility as the caretakers of this legacy.

 

We are deeply inspired by the productivity of so many of our Club alumni who have made life-long commitments to serving the community. We are grateful for the ongoing generosity and dedication of our Board members from the Local Advisory Boards, Board of Trustees, Board of Directors, Senior Advisory Board, and Artemis Circle. We are excited about the energy and desire to give back that our Friends Council members and Trustees Emeriti are bringing to the organization.

 

I am so proud to work with our dedicated youth development staff who bring their creativity, passion and teamwork to answer the question “How can I help this child today to have a brighter future tomorrow?”

 

As we prepare to celebrate 125 years of service to Boston, we continue to focus on the kids, families and communities who need us - and you - the most.

Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
City of Boston- Charlestown
City of Boston- South Dorchester
City of Boston- North Dorchester
City of Boston- Mattapan
City of Boston- Roslindale
City of Boston- Roxbury
City of Boston- South Boston
City of Boston- Jamaica Plain
City of Boston- Citywide (Indiv. neighborhoods also listed)
BGCB's service network extends across Boston and in Chelsea and includes 11 Clubs. 

Specifically, these Clubs are located in following neighborhoods:

  • Charlestown
  • Dorchester
  • Jamaica Plain
  • Mattapan
  • Roslindale
  • Roxbury
  • South Boston
  • City of Chelsea
In addition, our Youth Connect program places social workers in five police districts throughout the city, which include B-2 (Roxbury), C-11 (Dorchester), B-3 (Mattapan), D-4 (SouthEnd/Lower Roxbury), E-13 (Jamaica Plain). YouthConnect also works in three citywide units: the School Police Unit, the Youth Violence Strike Force(YVSF Gang Unit), and the Domestic Violence Unit. 

Organization Categories

  1. Youth Development - Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined)
  2. Human Services - Children's and Youth Services
  3. Public & Societal Benefit - Leadership Development

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

Yes

Programs

Education Program

Our Clubs' Education Program uses 5 key components: homework help & tutoring, high-yield learning activities, incentives, parental involvement, and collaboration with schools, all designed to strengthen academic success.

 

We provide Power Hour homework help/tutoring to 1,600+ youth every day, in addition to a wide variety of high-yield learning activities, including science, technology, and literacy activities, all supplementing and reinforcing members’ school-time learning.

 

Teens receive focused supports in our Life After the Club strategy to help them envision and prepare for their futures. Teens attend staff-led multi-day college tours, participate in career exploration and preparation activities including job shadowing, resume writing workshops, and mock job interviews, and learn about requirements for various careers so they can plan their high school course of studies.
 
 
Our Computer Clubhouses provide hands-on STEM programs from coding to robotics and 3-D printing.
Budget  $26,229,554.00
Category  Education, General/Other Afterschool Enrichment
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success  Members will consistently complete homework and receive tutoring and supports as needed. This "homework first" approach will lead to good grades in school and a positive attitude towards their ability to success academically.
Program Long-Term Success  A key goal for all BGCB members is to stay in school and graduate from high school ready for college, trade school, military, or employment.
Program Success Monitored By 

BGCB implements a range of evaluation tools to measure the impact of our programs, including annual member surveys, bi-annual family surveys, alumni surveys, focus groups, and program specific pre- and post-testing.

BGCB measures the following indicators to determine whether members are on track to achieve positive results in each of our priority outcome areas:

These are the outcomes measured for our Education Programs:

-Average daily attendance in Power Hour, a BGCA homework program that is part of the evidence-based Project Learn strategy
-Percent of high school senior members with a post-Club plan
-Percent of Club seniors who graduate high school
-Percent of members who feel what they learn in school will be useful in the future
-Percent of teens who can vision what a successful future looks like for themselves
-Percent of teens acquiring/achieving certain skills or milestones
Examples of Program Success 

96% percent of BGCB members expect to graduate high school, while 87% expect to go to college, putting them on track to earn more than double the salary of people without a degree. 83% of our seniors who graduated high school in 2016 began college in the Fall, while nearly 100% of the class of 2017 who applied to college were accepted. Additionally, 40% of BGCB members expect to earn a Masters or other professional degree beyond college. These expectations among our members are striking since only 19% of the Boston census area adults hold advanced degrees, while only 70.7% of all Boston Public School seniors graduated in 2015.


Leadership Programs

To help young people cultivate good character and citizenship, BGCB's leadership program ensures our members have opportunities to support and influence their Clubs and communities, develop a sense of civic responsibility, sustain meaningful relationships, and respect their own and others’ cultural identities. Leadership programs include:

- Keystone Club, for ages 14 to 18, is designed to positively impact participants in academic success, career preparation, and community service. 

- Torch Club, ages 11 to 13 helps members create activities in service to Club and community, education, health and fitness, and social recreation.

- Young Leaders program enables 13- to 14-year-old members to be junior counselors at our Summer Camps. They receive stipends for camp tasks and attend trainings focused on career exploration, conflict resolution, and community involvement.

- Junior Staff program hires Club teens to work as role models for young members and assist full-time staff.


Budget  $26,229,554.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success 

All of these enriching programs are helping members develop skills, a positive self-image, and a desire to help others. At each Club, BGCB’s leadership programs are led by our professional, full-time Teen Directors and Masters-level, licensed social workers. By participating in BGCB’s targeted programs and activities, members are making significant progress toward achieving positive outcomes.

Program Long-Term Success 

76% of respondents to our annual member survey said they had the opportunity to be a leader at the Club and 69% of teen members said they engaged in community service

92% of members said they like meeting and getting to know people of other races, and 84% of members said the Club helped them get along with different types of people

BGCB’s leadership programs are a valuable community resource; they provide young people with a foundation of skills, relationships, and opportunities to which they might otherwise not have access to, and are increasing their ability to plan for and achieve success in their post-Club lives. In addition, these critical programs are empowering young people to develop the skills and knowledge needed to become responsible citizens and positive forces in their communities.

Program Success Monitored By 

BGCB implements a range of evaluation tools to measure the impact of our programs, including annual member surveys, bi-annual family surveys, alumni surveys, focus groups, and program specific pre- and post-testing.

BGCB measures the following indicators to determine whether members are on track to achieve positive results in each of our priority outcome areas:

Good Character and Citizenship

· Frequency of teens volunteering in the community

· Frequency of all members volunteering at the club

· Members concern for other people

· Members concern for the community

· Members’ leadership acumen

· Members’ conflict resolution skills

Examples of Program Success 

Jose, age 18, has been a South Boston Club member for 10 years. The site's recent renovation created a commercial kitchen now under the direction of a Culinary Director. Jose began working there to help prepare Club meals. The experience has opened his eyes to his future.

 "At first, I didn't even know how to use a knife," says Jose. "Now I love to chop fruits and veggies. The staff is like family to me, They make sure I'm doing well, both at the Club and at home. And it was because of their encouragement that I decided to join the Club's Junior Staff."

Becoming a Jr. Staff member meant he had to create a resume/cover letter, apply for the Jr. Staff job, and interview for the position. Jose now plans to attend the culinary school at Johnson & Wales U.

"If it weren't for the Club," he says, "I wouldn't have landed my 1st job or visited Johnson & Wales. The Club taught me important life skills, including how to make a resume and the proper way to dress for an interview."


Sports & Fitness Programs

Sports, Fitness & Recreation: BGCB’s programs encourage all members—boys and girls, both those athletically inclined and those talented in other areas—to engage in daily physical activity, make healthy nutrition choices, employ good decision-making skills, and avoid risky behaviors.

Daily opportunities for physical activity are offered in our gyms, aquatics centers, and throughout the Clubs. These programs teach skills to support life-long well-being, healthy habits, positive use of leisure time, stress management, and social skills, while having active fun in a safe environment. Members can participate in team or individual sports, dancing, swimming, outdoor adventure, yoga, rock wall climbing, and even meditation or fitness classes and clubs.
 
Budget  $26,229,554.00
Category  Recreation & Sports, General/Other Athletics & Sports
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years) At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success  One critical skill our large Clubs teach is swimming and water safety. 

We're proud to report that 356 members learned to swim this past year at our Clubs, a 44% increase over the previous year. Since setting our goal to teach every member to swim five years ago, a total of 1,796 members have learned this life-saving skill.

Program Long-Term Success  Our goal is for all members to adopt a healthy diet, practice healthy lifestyle choices, and make a lifelong commitment to fitness. All our staff work to promote mental health, self-esteem, and resiliency, critical antidotes to many of the risks and challenges our members face in their lives. BGCB's Health360 Initiative, our comprehensive health and wellness strategy, encourages members of all abilities to engage in daily physical activity, make healthy nutrition choices, employ good decision-making skills, and avoid risky behaviors.

 

Since launching Health360 agency-wide last year, our members have shown greater improvement in rates of exercise, healthy eating, and reduced substance abuse. While only 23% of Massachusetts adolescents engage in 60+ minutes of physical activity daily, 57% of BGCB members achieve that recommended level of physical activity. Nearly 80% of Club members eat fruit twice a day or more, compared with only 37% of the state’s adults.
 
Program Success Monitored By 

BGCB implements a range of evaluation tools to measure the impact of our programs, including annual member surveys, bi-annual family surveys, alumni surveys, focus groups, and program specific pre- and post-testing.

BGCB measures the following indicators to determine whether members are on track to achieve positive results in each of our priority outcome areas:

Healthy Lifestyles

· Number of days members report getting 60 min+ of physical activity

· Percent of members eating 2+/fruit per day

· Percent of members eating 3+/vegetables per day

By tracking these items, BGCB monitors members’ behavior and attitudes. The data are used to guide each Club in refining its offerings by choosing a mix of targeted programs that best meet the individual needs of each member. With our focus on continuous improvement, BGCB compares results across Clubs, by demographic group and over time, to analyze trends, highlight and replicate best practices and create programmatic or infrastructure interventions to support member development.

Examples of Program Success 

The results may be best demonstrated by the experience of Sammy from Chelsea, the 2015 Youth of the Year at the Gerald and Darlene Jordan Club.

Sammy says “the club has helped me overcome many challenges like learning how to swim and get over my fear of drowning.”
 
Sammy did not just learn to swim – he is now a lifeguard in the pool helping other children learn to swim. A dedicated member of the Swim Team, Sammy also enjoys the Snorkeling and Scuba-diving clubs. He has even learned to surf!

The Arts

Whether through visual or performing arts, BGCB’s Arts programs are designed to stimulate a variety of learning styles and emphasize creative discovery.

 
Members can explore photography, ceramics, jewelry, art appreciation, painting, fabric arts, and digital design, as well as many types of dance, theater, and creative writing.
 
Our Music Clubhouses provide one-on-one music lessons, group practices, performances, and the resources to record and mix the music members create.
Budget  $26,229,554.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success 

Younger age groups rotate through the Art Room and Music Clubhouse daily, exposing members to a variety of media, artists, techniques and instruments for creative expression as well as opportunities to learn about different cultures through art and music. Teens can choose their creative activities including one-on-one music lessons, art appreciation, dance, digital design, and more. Members participate in one exhibit, show, reading, performance, or publication each season, allowing them to showcase their work and learnings. Members also attend art- and music-related field trips, including those that expose them to art and design-based or performance-focused career opportunities.

 

By learning to play an instrument or compose an original song, members learn self-discipline, build self-confidence, gain leadership experience, develop technology skills, exercise their creativity, express themselves, and develop a life-long appreciation for music. This fun programming is also an effective tool for attracting and retaining teens.

Program Long-Term Success 

The Arts at BGCB are designed to give members opportunities based on three key aspects of The Arts:

· Art Appreciation – learning about the arts throughout the ages and throughout the world.

· Art Creation – creating works of art in a wide variety of media.

· Art Performance – self-expression through movement.

Our Art Directors collaborate with other Club staff and programs to integrate the Arts into all areas of our core outcomes.

Program Success Monitored By 
With our focus on continual improvement, BGCB implements a range of evaluation tools to measure the impact of our programs, including annual member surveys, bi-annual family surveys, alumni surveys, focus groups, and program specific pre- and post-testing. A primary metric used across all programs is daily attendance as members rotate through our different program areas and activities.
 
One of the most striking reflections of the success of our Arts program can be seen in the art our members create. Our Edgerley Family South Boston Club has recently created productions of The Lion King and Annie, both starring Club members as actors, singers, dancers, and with music and sets  created by our members. Our young musicians perform throughout their neighborhoods - at Porch Fest, local road races, and at our Music and Art showcases.
Examples of Program Success  Dawn, an alumna of our South Boston Club, graduated from Berklee College of Music, and completed her externship in Music Therapy at the Club. Growing up in foster care, Dawn says she never had much to call her own, except music. At the Club, Dawn now works with many children from unstable, low-income households, and aims to teach them that music can provide the sense of consistency they need. One Club father, a single parent following his wife’s overdose death, described Dawn as “the most vital and important female figure in my twin boys’ lives.” Since the boys Matt & Mark have had the opportunity to work with Dawn – one plays bass guitar, the other keyboard – “they have grown, developed, and displayed a sense of confidence in every area and facet of their lives...Dawn has a patience, tenderness, and complete devotion to them and their needs along with every single child she meets or works with.” Matt and Mark continue to perform with the Club’s Harmaniacs band.

YouthConnect

YouthConnect is an innovative program of the BGCB in partnership with the Boston Police Department. YouthConnect places licensed clinical social workers in police stations to provide voluntary prevention, intervention and advocacy services to high-risk and proven-risk youth and their families who are arrested or getting involved with the criminal justice system, and those who have already been identified as worrisome by police officers. We primarily serve clients in Boston’s “hot spot” neighborhoods, which are experiencing the highest rates of criminal activity and gang violence. Our clinical model is holistic and allows our social workers to create customized individual treatment plans that include referrals, clinical case management, advocacy, counseling, and parental guidance. All YouthConnect services are home or community-based, free, voluntary, are not time limited, and are driven by the individual’s needs, rather than mandates or insurance.

 

Budget  $1,088,222.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Children & Youth Services
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success 

YouthConnect’s objectives are for clients to exhibit fewer high-risk factors, take ownership of their decisions, engage with key community resources, be better equipped to make positive life choices, and be on track to a more hopeful future. Specific goals include:

  • Provide mental health and advocacy services to referred youth and families as deemed appropriate by YouthConnect social workers.
  • Build additional supports for young people so they have a safety net of caring professional adults.
  • Enhance family stability and supports.
  • Coordinate services for families between varied social service agencies and juvenile justice providers so that roles and responsibilities are clear, duplication is minimalized, treatment strategies are appropriate and cultural competency is maintained.
  • Reduce high risk behaviors that are associated with arrest and incarceration.
Program Long-Term Success 
By taking the time to build strong relationships with youth, YouthConnect’s clinically-trained social workers provide flexible, creative support services to police-identified young people. Understanding the complexity of these clients and using a holistic, comprehensive approach, staff work with families on an individualized basis and focus on prevention and intervention strategies. Our community-based, clinical model encourages partners such as BPD to trust and collaborate with YouthConnect,which leads to a greater likelihood of a positive future outcome for participating youth. 

 

In addition,YouthConnect’s innovative clinical model allows social workers not only to assist a wide-range of at-risk and high-risk youth, but to truly make an impact on the entire family. YouthConnect also works directly with siblings and parents/guardians to address their concerns and needs. We know that sometimes the most effective intervention is to enhance the supports of the caregiver so he/she, in turn, can improve the stability of the entire household. 

 
 
 
Program Success Monitored By 

Our community-based, clinical model encourages partners such as BPD to trust and collaborate with YouthConnect, which leads to a greater likelihood of a positive future outcome for participating youth and long-term reduction in community violence and crime. YouthConnect also works to improve the long-term success of families by addressing multi-generational issues that impact this work. For this reason, YouthConnect specifically is designed to provide services to parents/guardians, teens, and younger siblings. We know that sometimes the most effective intervention to help a young person is to assist his/her parent or guardian in obtaining what he/she needs. This will inevitably have a positive impact on the teen’s social and emotional health and help stabilize and support the entire family – now and in the future.

Examples of Program Success 

The most recent study sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found significant changes in YouthConnect clients, including a 58% drop in weapon carrying, 64% decrease in aggressive behavior, and a significant 71% decline in victimization.

 

YouthConnect has become a national model for urban areas dealing with youth delinquency and violence - fostering similar youth outreach efforts in US communities like Albuquerque, NM.  In April 2012, YouthConnect's Executive Director, Andrea Perry, was recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change for Youth Violence Prevention.  Additionally, YouthConnect's leadership has trained law enforcement, social workers, and youth-serving agencies from locally and abroad on best practices and strategies used when working with youth in the juvenile justice system. 


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr. Josh Kraft
CEO Term Start July 2008
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Josh Kraft, Nicholas President and CEO, is in his 26th year of serving youth at Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. Prior to accepting his current role in 2008, he was the Founding Executive Director of BGCB’s Gerald and Darlene Jordan Club in Chelsea. For 15 years, he led the after-school program from the basement of a public housing development, until the current state-of-the-art building could be built. Josh serves on the boards of Beaver Country Day School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital as well as the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, is an Overseer for the Museum of Science and Lasell College, and is also a volunteer soccer coach in Newton. He received his Bachelor’s from Williams College, and his Master’s in Education and Social policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Becky Crawford Executive VP, Development

Becky Crawford, Executive Vice President of Development, joined Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston in 2010, serving first as the Director of Individual Giving until assuming her current role in 2015. She now leads the team of 19 professionals in fundraising activities that generate more than $18 million annually from individual, corporate, foundation and government funding sources. Becky works closely with the CEO and the Boards of Directors and Trustees, as well as with Committees including Board Governance, Campaign & Major Gifts, Development & Marketing, the Corporate Leadership Council, the Friends Council comprised of young professionals and the Artemis Circle for women. She also managed the implementation of BGCB’s Opening Doors comprehensive fundraising campaign that launched in July 2012 and raised nearly $130 million, exceeding the Campaign goal of $125 million. Becky has more than 25 years of non-profit management experience. Prior to joining BGCB she was the Director of Individual Giving at the New England Aquarium, worked at the Boston Symphony Orchestra managing development communications and the Boston Symphony annual fund and as Director of Marketing at Boston Ballet. She has a BS in Journalism and BA in Spanish from the University of Kansas and also studied media management at the graduate level.

Patricia Gannon Executive Vice President, Finance & Planning

Patricia (Trish) Gannon, Executive Vice President, Finance & Planning, Chief Financial Officer, joined BGCB in 2006. Gannon provides strategic leadership for the organization and direct oversight of all financial functions, ensuring long-range sustainability as well as fiscal stability for the agency's programs and Clubs. She manages a range of activities to support the financial, facility and technological functions of the agency, including relationships with auditors, vendors, and insurance companies. Formerly, Trish served as VP for Fiscal Affairs and CFO of Merrimack College, where she provided strategic direction for a broad range of operations. She spent 10 years in senior leadership positions at the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, formerly Massachusetts Industrial Finance Agency, and began her career as Assistant to the CFO at Boston's Children's Museum. Driven by a lifelong passion for the not-for-profit sector, Trish has served on boards and committees for several nonprofit organizations. She holds a B.A. in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross and an M.P.A. from Suffolk University.

Michelle Perez Vichot Executive VP, Operations

Michelle Perez, Executive Vice President, Operations, began working at BGCB in 1999. Prior to her current role, Michelle was Executive Director of the Gerald and Darlene Jordan Boys & Girls Club, in Chelsea, a position she held for eight years. Michelle joined the Jordan Club staff as the Club Social Worker in 1999 and was then promoted to Director of Operations. Under her leadership the Jordan Club has benefited from an array of innovative programs, expanded partnerships and increased involvement in the Chelsea community. Michelle has worked as a clinical social worker in a variety of settings, serving both youth and families, including working at New York City’s Grand Street Settlement where she led the summer camp. She received her B.A. in Psychology and Elementary Education from Curry College and earned a Masters in Social Work from New York University. In May 2011, she completed the Certificate Program at Boston University’s Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership.

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Junior NBA Program of the Month National Basketball Association (NBA) 2017
Positive Club Climate Initiative - one of a handful of Clubs nationwide selected to pilot the Positive Club Climate program in conjunction with Yale School of Emotional Intelligence Boys & Girls Clubs of America 2017

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
Massachusetts Nonprofit Network 2012
United Way Member Agency 1993
Boys and Girls Clubs of America 1906
Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

BGCB works with more than 200 program partners agency-wide, including colleges and universities, local schools and community centers, other non-profits, local businesses, and public agencies. Whether we are working with the Boston Police Department, Partners HealthCare, Boston Public Schools, or the Museum of Fine Arts, collaboration strengthens all aspects of our operations and enables us to provide members with access to a diverse range of affordable opportunities.

The following list represents some of BGCB’s larger and more formal partnerships that are essential to our success:

· Music & Youth Initiative and Berklee College of Music; 

· Museum of Fine Arts;

· Northeastern University;

· Massachusetts General Hospital;

· Boston Police Department;

· Boston Public Health Commission;

· Boston Public Schools and Community Centers:;

· Generations, Incorporated provides trained literacy volunteers who mentor Club members in grades 1-3 to help them become fluent readers.

MIT, Northeastern University, Harvard University, Simmons College, and other schools give BGCB access to volunteers, mentors, service-learning partnerships, capacity building support, and professional development.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 168
Number of Part Time Staff 116
Number of Volunteers 1,700
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 78
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 120
Hispanic/Latino: 45
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 26
Other (if specified): 13 multi-racial
Gender Female: 175
Male: 109
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 Yes
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration Yes

Risk Management Provisions

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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

Governance


Board Chair Ms. Dana Smith
Board Chair Company Affiliation community volunteer
Board Chair Term Oct 2013 - Oct 2017
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Maureen Alphonse-Charles City Year, Inc. Voting
Andrew G. Arnott John Hancock Investments Voting
Anita Beckenstein Community Volunteer Voting
Jeffrey C. Bloomberg Gordon Brothers Group, LLC Voting
Michael E. Bronner Digitas and Upromise, Inc. Voting
Emily Brown Community Volunteer Voting
Joseph P. Campanelli Flagstar Bank Voting
James Canfield McCall & Almy Voting
Miceal Chamberlain Bank of America Voting
Lilian W. Cheung Harvard School of Public Health Voting
Laurence Chud Harvard Medical School Voting
Robert B. Cleary Jr. Colliers International Voting
Stephanie Connaughton Community Volunteer Voting
Michele Courton Brown The Efficacy Institute Voting
Jonathan G. Davis The Davis Companies Voting
William A. Earon Coastal Capital Advisors, LLC Voting
Sandra M. Edgerley Community Volunteer Voting
Corinne L. Ferguson Community Volunteer Voting
Karen M. Firestone Aureus Asset Management LLC Voting
Mike Gordon Vinik Asset Management LLC Voting
Vicary M. Graham BNY Mellon Voting
Lawrence D. Greenberg Alydar Capital Voting
Donna K. Hazard Community Volunteer Voting
Joseph L. Hooley State Street Corporation Voting
Ogden Hunnewell Nordic Properties, Inc. Voting
Durant A. Hunter Ridgeway Partners LLC Voting
Bruce Jacobs Westfield Capital Management Voting
Melissa Janfaza Community Volunteer Voting
David E. Johnson Bain & Co. Voting
Darlene L. Jordan Gerald R. Jordan Foundation Voting
Marilyn T. Keane Community Volunteer Voting
Brian J. Knez Castanea Partners Voting
Michael A. Krupka Bain Capital Partners Voting
Richard D. Lassen Deloitte Voting
Elena M. Matlack Community Volunteer Voting
Holly McGrath Bruce The Highland Street Foundation Voting
Christopher J. McKown Iora Health Voting
Edvaldo Morata Eneas Voting
Janice Morris Fidelity Investments Voting
Brian T. Moynihan Bank of America Voting
Elizabeth Nabel Brigham & Women's Hospital Voting
John Nadas Choate, Hall, & Stewart LLP Voting
Farhad Nanji Highfields Capital Management Voting
Thomas J. Niedermeyer Jr. The Office of TJN Voting
Saul J. Pannell Wellington Management Co. Voting
Randy Peeler Berkshire Partners LLC Voting
Bryan Rafanelli Rafanelli Events Management Voting
Bernadette T. Rehnert Community Volunteer Voting
Laura C. Reynolds Community Volunteer Voting
Peter Riehl Bain Capital Voting
Paul J. Rooney EBS Insurance Brokers, Inc. Voting
Jack Sebastian Goldman Sachs Voting
Greg A. Shell GMO LLC Voting
Robert J. Small Berkshire Partners LLC Voting
Dana Smith Community Volunteer Voting
Susan Florence Smith Christie's Voting
Troy L. Stanfield Castanea Partners Voting
R. Gregg Stone III Kestrel Management, LLC Voting
Michael J. Swenson Goldman, Sachs & Co. Voting
Richard A. Voke Law Office of Richard A. Voke Voting
Herbert S. Wagner III The Baupost Group Voting
Damian Wilmot Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc Voting
Frank V. Wisneski Wellington Management Co. Voting
Stephen Woodsum Summit Partners Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 54
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 1 Middle Eastern
Gender Female: 21
Male: 34
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Audit
  • Board Governance
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive
  • Facilities
  • Finance
  • Human Resources / Personnel
  • Investment
  • Marketing
  • Program / Program Planning
  • Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $22,113,584 $25,385,683 $32,756,815
Total Expenses $25,014,897 $22,489,290 $21,871,042

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $1,284,221 $1,170,840 $1,369,390
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $1,284,221 $1,170,840 $1,369,390
Individual Contributions $17,525,237 $15,540,303 $21,572,713
Indirect Public Support $596,248 $621,462 $615,248
Earned Revenue $1,021,815 $1,018,663 $1,059,081
Investment Income, Net of Losses $-807,498 $76,779 $6,001,675
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind $453,967 $587,803 $449,224
Other $2,039,594 $6,369,833 $1,689,484

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $19,488,676 $17,067,175 $16,737,679
Administration Expense $1,924,438 $1,863,955 $1,712,040
Fundraising Expense $3,601,783 $3,558,160 $3,421,323
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.88 1.13 1.50
Program Expense/Total Expenses 78% 76% 77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 19% 21% 15%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $106,301,568 $108,664,134 $103,892,010
Current Assets $23,201,694 $26,214,465 $33,959,791
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $5,959,242 $5,420,495 $3,544,764
Total Net Assets $100,342,326 $103,243,639 $100,347,246

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value $48,905,000.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage(If selected) 4.5%
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates July - June
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 3.89 4.84 9.58

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per the organization's audited financials.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available. Please note, the total revenue amount for all fiscal years above includes non-operating activities such as capital campaign contributions and expenses, pension liability adjustment, loss on disposal of buildings and equipment, change in donor intent, net realized gains on investments, net unrealized losses on investments, etc. Please refer to the Statement of Activities pages in the audited financial files above for further detail.

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