After having never won a MAC award before, we got our first one in 2012 with a bronze award for advertising. Last year, 2013, we received a gold award for advertising with the publication of our first ever tabloid. This year, our efforts to use the national “blue door” brand in unique and creative ways … Continue reading Third Award in Three Years!
Our 2014 Stars for Tomorrow Youth of the Year awards banquet at Snap-on Incorporated was a huge success! Over 250 supporters gathered to pay tribute to Ronnie Nieves, our 2014 Youth of the Year. The Kenosha Noon Optimist Club has supported the Kenosha Youth of the Year program for many years and this year was … Continue reading Stars for Tomorrow Youth of the Year Event a Success!
The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha had a very successful year in 2013. That is true from both a programmatic perspective as well as financial. We were faced with some extreme challenges at the beginning of the year. My staff here really stepped up and performed within the constraints of a very difficult budget … Continue reading Year-End Campaign Very Important This Year
Looking in from the outside it might appear that Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha has everything we need. We have this great new building that opened in 2011. We serve nearly 8,000 children from all walks of life. Local governmental units, including the City of Kenosha, Kenosha County, and the Kenosha Unified School District, … Continue reading Boys & Girls Club Still Needs Your Help
Dave Barnes used to send me jokes about the Packers… funny, good-natured stuff that only a close friend who happens to be a Vikings fan would dare send to a green and gold fanatic like myself. Unlike much of the Vikings vs. Packers fan rivalry, which is pretty intense, Dave always found a way to … Continue reading David Barnes Will Always Be Part of Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha
Ron Stevens, Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha Associate Director, has been named the new CPO replacing Wally Graffen, who was selected for a regional position with Boys & Girls Club of America this past month. Ron Stevens began his involvement with the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha organization in 1985 when he became … Continue reading Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha Names Ron Stevens as New CPO
Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha has been going through major changes for the past couple of years. In June of 2011 we opened the doors of our new 80,000 square foot community center. This state-of-the-art building has been recognized throughout the Boys & Girls Club movement as one of the finest structures nationwide. We … Continue reading Big Changes at Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha
Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha is honored to announce that Executive Director Wally Graffen has been selected by Boys & Girls Club of America to serve as a Regional Service Director. Graffen’s leadership has had an enormous impact on the Kenosha Club and the entire Kenosha community. During his reign, the Club has grown … Continue reading Wally Graffen Selected to Join Boys & Girls Club of America
People invest in programs that work. That is not my opinion. That is a statement that reflects years of donations to nonprofits not only here in Kenosha, but nationwide. People want to know that their money is going to be used effectively and efficiently. The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha is a great example … Continue reading Programs That Work
By Jen Fisher, President, Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha As President of the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, I have known for a long time that we have some of the best programs in the nation. Our dedicated program staff is able to use the great resources available through the Boys & Girls … Continue reading Making Kenosha Proud