Because every child deserves a great future.
The Great Futures Endowment Campaign is all about leaving a legacy to the Boys & Girls Club, so that the next generation of young people continues to have hope for their future. Your planned gift, with a 2:1 match by the Norman C. Skalicky Foundation, will ensure that the Boys & Girls Club will be there for kids 100 years from now, with caring adult staff as mentors providing opportunities and experiences to set youth on a path to achieve their dreams.
The Norman C. Skalicky Foundation has issued a $5 million gift to support Boys & Girls Club’s Great Futures Endowment Campaign with a 2:1 match. Boys & Girls Club must raise $2.5 million by December 2019.
You can help secure our children’s great futures for generations to come with your legacy gift.
Two ways to give:
- Cash gifts
- Planned gifts
A planned gift can come in the form of a bequest in a will, a transfer of stock, an insurance policy, a charitable gift annuity and more.
How will your gift make an impact?
Your investment in the Great Futures Endowment Campaign will enable the Boys & Girls Club to invest in our staff who are the difference makers in our community. It will ensure a livable wage for staff, professional development to prepare them to provide a quality Club experience for every child who walks through our doors, and up-to-date technology and equipment to deliver positive outcomes for youth.
Boys & Girls Club’s Great Futures Vision Statement:
We will close the opportunity gap for the kids and teens who need us most, preparing them to be the problem-solvers, innovators and leaders who shape our world. We will do this by providing a world-class Club experience for all youth, with nationally proven programs to support Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Good Character and Leadership and nutritious meals served daily.
Call the Boys & Girls Club to schedule a tour of a Club today.
Thank you for your commitment to our community’s young people and to helping Great Futures Start Here at the Boys & Girls Club.
Ismail is the future.
When Ismail Ali started attending the Boys & Girls Club, he just went because it was a place where he could hang out with friends and play basketball. At the time, he had no idea where it would take him.
“My friends and I went to the Club because we all live in apartments,” said Ismail. “If it weren’t for the Club, we probably would have been doing negative things.”
After Ismail graduated, he got a job at the Southside Club as a youth development staff. “Christine saw something in me that I didn’t see myself,” said Ismail. He said that the Southside Unit Director, Christine Kustelski, was like family to Ismail. She encouraged him to go to St. Cloud Technical & Community College. Then, she even wrote a letter of recommendation for him to attend Saint John’s University.
Today, Ismail is a senior at Saint John’s University, and he plans to get his master’s degree in either education administration or public policy. Ismail wants to affect change and make a difference in the world, just as Christine is making a difference in his neighborhood at the Club.
Janeel is the future.
Janeel has been a member of the Roosevelt Club for 6 years. Janeel used to struggle in school a lot. At first, she argued with staff when they encouraged her to do homework with them. But over time, she realized what a difference it made. Now she’s thankful for Buddy and Sylvia for giving her the support she needs, and that she’s getting all A’s her senior year of high school!
After high school, Janeel hopes to go into child development and one day open a daycare to serve children, as the Boys & Girls Club has served her.