The St. Cloud Optimist Club hosted their annual Friend of Youth celebration on August 7, 2019, and recognized Matt and John McDowall & McDowall Company for their close partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota.
McDowall Company has been a long-time Friend of Youth and partner of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota, dating back to the 1970s, in the early years of the Club. A strong partnership and bond was built during the capital campaign for the Southside Boys & Girls Club, and McDowall Company has stepped up in a big way for each of our subsequent campaigns to build the Eastside Club and the Roosevelt Club additions. John and Cherie McDowall have been members of our Board of Trustees for nearly 20 years, and they have long supported the operations of the Club as Partners for the Future.
More recently, Matt McDowall has joined our Board of Directors and is actively involved in fundraising for our organization, because he believes in its power to positively impact the lives of thousands of children and youth on a daily basis. McDowall Company is invested in supporting the Boys & Girls Club’s career development programs and has provided multiple career exposure opportunities for our kids, in which they have toured the McDowall Company facility and learned how to build tool caddies as a take-home project. Matt and his staff continue to support career exploration opportunities for our youth to create pathways for their future.
Thank you, McDowall Company, for being such a great friend of youth!