Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County receives national excellence award in fundraising
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County received the 2020 Major Gifts Program Award during the 3rd Annual Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Resource Development Awards for Excellence in Fundraising virtual celebration on May 27.
“This award honors one outstanding Major Gifts Program from 4,300 Boys & Girls Clubs across the nation that has led to serving more kids with greater impact,” said Amy Sexton, Senior Director of Resource Development Club Consulting at Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County’s advancement philosophy involves every single team member of the organization from the Board of Directors to the youth development professionals, and has resulted in thousands of children and teens having life-changing opportunities to achieve their full potential.”
Since 2014, Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County’s operating budget grew from $4 million to $7 million, with more than 30 percent of revenue coming from individuals whose transformational support has led to the development of award-winning programs designed to help youth excel in school, become leaders, adopt healthy habits and plan for a successful career after high school graduation.
“With unwavering support from the community, our organization has become one of the top-performing Boys & Girls Clubs in the nation,” said Bill Sadlo, President/CEO at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County. “While 2020 marks our 50th year as a leader in youth development, we are positioned to make an even greater impact on families across Sarasota and DeSoto Counties for years to come. This award is a wonderful indication of our area’s culture of philanthropy, and we would not be able to serve those who need us most without such a loving, caring community.”
Recent organizational accomplishments include opening a sixth location and the only Boys & Girls Club in DeSoto County, the Louis and Gloria Flanzer Boys & Girls Club; strengthening safety and security efforts; and congratulating two outstanding Club members including Leonela Tase Sueiro for being named the 2019 Florida Youth of the Year and 2019-2020 Southeast Youth of the Year, as well as, Marguerite Andrich for securing the 2020 Florida Youth of the Year title.
For more information, visit bgcsarasota.com.
ABOUT THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SARASOTA COUNTY: Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County has been a leading youth-serving organization in Sarasota County and its surrounding area since 1970, and provides enriching after-school and summer programs to thousands of youth, ages 6 to 18, in Sarasota, Venice, North Port and Arcadia. The organization’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need services the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The programs are designed to empower youth to excel in school, become leaders, adopt healthy habits and create plans for success after high school graduation. For more information, visit bgcsarasota.com or call 941-366-3911.