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BGCE Annual Report 2012
Transcript of BGCE Annual Report 2012
To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
The Boys & Girls Club of Elgin officially opened its door to 100 youth in 1993, to provide alternative prevention programs for the area’s at-risk youth. The Club began its small operation out of a 2,000 square foot city owned and renovated residential house located at 355 Dundee Avenue. The capacity of this facility quickly became inadequate as membership grew. After years of preparation and a feasibility study, the board of directors decided to move forward with a capital campaign to build a new facility.
In 2006, the organization embarked on a $3 million dollar capital campaign which was successfully completed in 2007. This campaign raised funds to support the construction of a brand new 15,000 square foot facility, establishment of an endowment fund and to support increased program costs. Since opening the new Clubhouse, membership has more than doubled.
Now serving over 350 local youth a year, the Boys & Girls Club of Elgin has also partnered with the school district to serve at-risk schools that have been unsuccessful in meeting state requirements. The Club serves members at two area middle schools with education programs that work to prepare young people for success in the classroom. Through its traditional programs at its 6 service sites, and outreach efforts the Club has served 3,000 different children.
Message from Our Executive Director and Board President
Member Family Setting Count
For Your Support & Your Commitment
How We Accomplish Our Goals
Adrian loves to spend time with his friends when he’s at the club. In fact, it’s what he likes most about the club. Adrian loves to spend time in the gym when he’s at the club, but even he needs a break sometimes. When he’s not in the gym, Adrian can be found in the computer lab where he likes to play cool math games! When Adrian grows up, he wants to be a basketball or soccer player.
"The Boys & Girls Club of Elgin means so much
to me. The staff makes the club fun and trustworthy.
The club helps me to remain focused on my goals.
By having staff that actually care about my future; I am committed to my plans for the future. I love the fact that I can come to the club and have somebody to talk to about my problems at home. When I tell the staff something, they do not share my information. The club has helped me to realize who my true friends are, who I can trust, who I am, and what I can do in my life. I am a sophomore in high school and once finished, I am going to college. The Boys & Girls Club will help me as I prepare to make the decision which school is best for me. I want to be remembered as a helpful and independent woman. With the help of the Boys & Girls Club, I know I will be."
"The club helps me because it keeps me out of trouble and helps me to meet new people. It's a good place for teens and kids to just be themselves and hang out with other people their age. I really like the field trips, too! On one trip last year, I began to realize more of who I wanted to be and started to make goals for myself. It made me want to try harder in school and go to college to make something of myself. The Boys and Girls Club makes it easier to realize what's right or wrong and they help you to succeed and follow your dreams. It's easy to do--once you put your mind to it."
Monserat Ponce thoroughly enjoys the club because it’s a place in which she can have fun, and because it allows her to spend time with her friends whom she loves. When she is at the club, her favorite areas to be are the computer lab and the art center. When she grows up, Monserat wants to be a doctor so that she can help people. She says, “Being a doctor will help me do what I love most: helping people.”
At the center of our mission are three priority outcomes:
Good Character & Citizenship
In order for us to attain our three priority outcomes, we ensure that five key elements encompass everything we do:
Opportunities and Expectations
Safe & Positive Environment
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." -Dr. Seuss
Thank you for your generous heart. With your support, the Boys & Girls & Club of Elgin has served more than 1,500 local youth in 2012!
In the pages that follow, you will see a great deal of data, but we want you to remember as you read
through all the accomplishments of the club, none of if it would have been possible without you and your dedication to the mission.
We want you to continue to be a part of the great things that are happening at the Club, but please understand,
we aren't primarily interested in your financial investment.
We want you to touch a life by volunteering at the Club.
Whether you come 1 time or 52 times in a year, we know that your life
will forever be changed if you take the time to come inside our doors.
If you haven't done so already, please be our guest!
Many opportunities await you. Whether you spend time reading to an elementary student,
help with an art project, or play a game of chess with a child-
there is a place for you-and there is a need for you to help make a difference in the life of a child.
These simple acts help make things better.
Your support helps makes things better.
Thank you for investing in a cause that brings hope to so many.
Josh Campanelli Cathy Malkani
President Executive Director
Average Member Household Income
Government Grants $775,571.00
Other Grants $4,696.00
Individual Contributions $98,138.00
Corporate Contributions $ 114,055.00
Foundations & Trusts $121,883.00
Special Events $ 69,823.00
Membership Dues $12,701.00
United Way $50,201.00
Facility Rental Fees $4,080.00
Other Income $63.00
Total Income $1,258,868.00
Management & General Services Expenses
Goals Moving Forward:
Sustained & Enhanced Child Safety
Accrue 1,000 Volunteers
More Members, More Often
Sustained & Enhanced Program Planning
Positive Sprouts: Gardening Club
Thanks to the generous support of our donors, our members were able to work on earning their green thumbs this year.
Fruits, vegetables, and yummy spices are in abundance, and good times are being had all around!