It’s time to take a stand.
Across the nation and right here in the St. Louis area, kids and teens need additional resources and support to help them academically, socially and emotionally. Their hopes and aspirations must be a top priority. Read on to learn more about our plan to expand and focus our work on the kids and teens that need us most in North St. Louis County communities and schools. Join us as we put a stake in the ground in support of our kids.
A Letter from Campaign Leadership
We’re In because few issues are more important than building the next generation. Our children and teens want and deserve a bright future where opportunities and success are within their reach. If they are guided and given the tools necessary to become productive, responsible and caring citizens, they will positively impact our communities, our economy and our neighborhoods.
We’re In because the “A Place to Become” campaign will enable the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis to sustain three new school-based Clubs and build a state-of-the-art Teen Center in North County that will serve as a beacon of light for a community that has endured its share of negative reality. These efforts build on the work we’ve done in St. Louis for over 50 years. We’re In to help our children overcome barriers to success, helping them acquire the skills, abilities and knowledge needed to realize their full potential. We’re In and we are asking you to please join us!
Campaign Chair Chairman, Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging
Flint Fowler, Ph.D.
President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis
Honorary Campaign Chair Executive Vice President, Emerson (retired)
We’re on our way to $25 million.
Thanks to our donors and supporters, we’re well on our way to our goal of $25 million.
We put young people on a path to a great future.
“The free dental care changed my smile, but the programs changed my life.”
HERBERT HOOVER CLUB ALUM
“I’m in because as a working parent I know my child has a safe place to go after school.”
MICHELLE & ISIAH
FERGUSON MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUB MEMBER SINCE 2015
“I’m in because I needed a place to express my musical talents.”
BE GREAT: GRADUATE NORMANDY HIGH SCHOOL MEMBER SINCE 2015
OUR VISION & PLAN
A Place to Become
Your opportunity to change lives and impact the future of our region is here! Our three-pronged plan ensures that we can make an immediate impact while establishing a long-term presence for generations of kids and teens in North County.
BUILD A NEW 25,000 SQUARE FOOT TEEN CENTER $12.4M
With the power of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, we will create the optimal learning environment for out-of-school-time programming.
Four years operating costs: $3,840,000
SUSTAIN THREE NEW SCHOOL-BASED CLUB SITES $6.9M
Three new sites at schools in North County strategically fill existing gaps in after-school options for elementary and middle-school aged kids.
FUND ENDOWMENT, SUSTAINING CAPITAL AND CAMPAIGN EXPENSES $5.7M
We want to prepare all of our Clubs and the Teen Center for sustainable success, so we will create a fund for ongoing improvements to the physical structures plus operational needs.
An interior rendering of the Teen Center.
We serve communities that need us most.
The new Clubs and dedicated Teen Center will be located in areas of greatest need, removing barriers to participation and helping provide equality and opportunity for all young people.
Thank you to our generous donors.
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Drs. Gregg and Sue Berdy
Louis and Mary Bonacorsi
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Steven and Kelly Bloom
Vernon and Adrian Bracy
Lonza and Sadie Bufford
Mark and Kelly Bulanda
James and Janet Butler
Chad and Jen Call
Centene Charitable Foundation
Crawford Taylor Foundation
Dana Brown Charitable Trust
Mark and Vivian Darrell
Wendy and Paul Dyer
The Dunagan Foundation, Inc.
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
Daniel S. Farrell
Dr. Flint W. Fowler and June McAllister Fowler
Jeremy and Jane Garbutt
Juliana C. Goede
Clive and Melissa Grannum
Christopher A Harris and Leah Reynolds Harris
Michael and Lisa Hawkins
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
J. E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation
JSM Charitable Trust
Rusty & Julie Keeley
William and Amy Koman
Ken and Leslie Kotiza
Thom Kuhn and Family
Michael Rubin and Jackie Levin
Keith and Andrea Lueking
Maurice and Lorry Mahone
The Marian Foundation
Mary Ranken and Ettie A. Jordan Charitable Foundation
Scott and Patti MacDoniels
John and Anne McDonnell
John and Karen Meara
Bill and Katherine Meyer
Richard H. Miles and Patricia D. Whitaker
Paul and Laura Miller
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Missouri Development Finance Board*
Mysun Charitable Foundation
John and Jeannine Moroney
*Thank you to the St. Louis County Port Authority who was our sponsor for this request.
Richard and Elizabeth Nix
Robert and Casey O’Brien
Larry and Vicky Parres
Dave and Penny Queller
Reinvest North County Fund
Regional Buisness Council
Donald and Nancy Ross
Michael Rubin and Jackie Levin
Saint Louis Autodealers Association
St. Louis Community Foundation
Jerome J. and Susan D. Schlichter
Matthew S. Slater
Jerome and Michelle Smart
Social Venture Partners of St. Louis
Dave and Suzie Spence
Patrick and Peggy Sly
Brad and Michele Sowers
Terence H. Stern and Ruth L. Lederman
James and Laurie Theiss
Dave and Barbara Touchette
John and Linda Tracy
Tracy Family Foundation
The Trio Foundation of St. Louis
Trulaske Family Office
Michelle B. Tucker
Randy J. Uebinger
United Way of Greater St. Louis
W & M Restaurants Inc.
James and Nancy Wolfe
Please consider a gift to A Place to Become: The Campaign for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis.