ALUMNI & FRIENDS
Remember. Reconnect. Re-Engage
It is the mission of the Alumni & Friends Club to provide a meaningful opportunity for Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington alumni and friends to join together and serve as goodwill ambassadors in the community while assisting the Club with vital fundraising, cultivation, engagement, and volunteer activities.
Honoring the Past…
Since the organization’s inception in 1956, thousands of lives have been positively enhanced at Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington. Establishing the Alumni & Friends Club gives a familiar home for those who have been a part of the Club’s movement over the past 60+ years. A unique aspect to the Alumni & Friends Club is that membership is open to all affiliations within the Club – meaning Volunteers, Board/ECY/Auxiliary Members, Staff and former Club Members/Parents are all welcomed to join the Alumni & Friends Club!
…Passing the Torch
Joining the Alumni & Friends Club means you have a vested interest to ensure the sustainable future of the Club. It is the responsibility of Alumni & Friends Club members to symbolically “Pass the Torch” to the next generation of Club enthusiasts by giving back – not just financially, but by serving as a role model for current Club members. No matter your profession today, we are all connected to the Club in some fashion or another. Joining the Alumni & Friends Club and passing the torch is the true measure of giving back to something greater than yourself.
It is the vision of the Alumni & Friends Club to REMEMBER the Club’s beginnings by honoring its enduring legacy; to RECONNECT with former members/parents, staff and volunteers; and to RE-ENGAGE with the Club to ensure its viable future.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN THE ALUMNI & FRIENDS CLUB?
It’s A Way To…HELP.
The Club reaches more than 500 kids each year. You will have unique opportunities to safely volunteer at the Club
while helping the organization thrive in a variety of beneficial ways.
It’s A Way To…INSPIRE.
By symbolically passing the torch, you serve as an inspiration to kids and fellow Alumni & Friends Club members by giving back and believing in the Club’s mission. Never underestimate the power of inspiration.
It’s A Way To…RECONNECT.
For nearly 70 years – thousands of kids, staff, donors and volunteers have walked through the doors of the Boys & Girls Club. By joining the Alumni & Friends Club, you are reconnecting with the Club’s mission of empowering all youth, especially those who need us most.
It’s A Way To…GIVE.
Your $20.00/year Alumni & Friends Club membership fee will go towards programming initiatives at the Club
while also funding potential scholarships and awards in the future.
AM I ELIGIBLE TO JOIN THE ALUMNI & FRIENDS CLUB?
More than likely! If you have had any connection to the Club since its inception back in 1956, you are eligible to join the Alumni & Friends Club!! If you can relate to any of the descriptors below, you belong in the Alumni & Friends Club! Not sure where your affliation fits? No problem – click here to email Shane Wilkinson, Resource Development Associate!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ALUMNI & FRIENDS CLUB | STEERING COMMITTEE
Jeff Baldwin | Executive Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington
Shane Wilkinson | Resource Development Associate, Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington
Tom Atkinson | Former Club Member (Lincoln Street) & Former Unit Director (Crestmont)
Mike Bauer | Former Club Member (Lincoln Street)
ALUMNI & FRIENDS CLUB | ACTION COMMITTEE
Stacy Bruce | Board of Directors Member, Club Volunteer & Donor
Bart Epler | Club Donor
Britt Rust | Club Parent, Volunteer & Donor
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