The Boys & Girls Club of Hartford announced today it has received a generous gift of $750,000 from Bank of America. The donation will support a capital campaign initiated by the club to open a facility in the city’s south end. The facility would serve more than 1,500 children with much-needed afterschool services and programs.
The gift is part of Bank of America’s longtime commitment to Greater Hartford and to the Boys & Girls Club of Hartford, who has hosted Bank of America’s 80 Student Leaders since the program’s inception in 2004.
“This gift is an additional investment in youth development above and beyond our annual grantmaking,” said Joe Gianni, Market President of Bank of America for Greater Hartford. “Bank of America is committed to the Hartford community and strongly supports the work of the Boys & Girls Club and its mission to enable vulnerable young people to realize their full potential as caring, productive and responsible citizens.”
The Boys & Girls Club of Hartford is the city’s premier youth development organization, serving more than 10,000 youth annually through programs focused on academic enrichment, character and leadership development, and healthy lifestyles. Nearly one in every three children in Hartford Public Schools benefits in some way from its programs, partnerships and initiatives.
“None of what we do would be possible without the commitment and generous support of corporate partners like Bank of America,” said Sam Gray, President & CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Hartford. “Thanks to them, the club is helping to increase graduation rates, lower crime rates and rates of teen pregnancy. This gift enables us extend the reach of our life-changing programs and offer more young people a chance at a bright future.”
Bank of America actively supports community organizations and programs that advance economic mobility, particularly in the areas of workforce and education, community development and basic needs. The company supports these efforts through direct donations, by giving employees paid time off to participate in volunteer opportunities, and by matching employees’ charitable gifts.
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The Boys and Girls Club of Hartford: Through membership and community outreach, they serve more than 10,000 youth annually through programs focused on academic enrichment, character and leadership development and healthy lifestyles. Today, nearly 160 years after their first club, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford still builds the values, character and skills our youth need to succeed in in the 21st Century. They provide academic assistance, leadership development, access to technology and exposure to colleges and careers to build GREAT Futures. For more information, visit www.bgchartford.org.