Letter To Partners and Supporters

October 1, 2017


Dear Friend of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo,

The past year was filled with excitement and transitions here at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo. We welcomed a new leader in CEO, Chris Harris-Wimsatt, as his predecessor, Bob Ezelle, retired after 45 years of service. We introduced a new fundraising event, 100 Men Who Cook, which turned out to be the largest one day fundraising event in our clubs more than 60 years of existence. All while supporting more than 3,700 youth through our three community locations and summer camp.   

Our Boys & Girls Clubs continues to be a place where great futures are built with the support of our community. The number of youth who need our support and the scope of their gaps, continues to grow. We find ourselves asking how do we engage partners in a way that it has the greatest impact on our youth? The answer is simple: we ask. We ask how can we impact our community. What services and programs best suit their needs? We have tremendous young people from some of the most challenging of circumstances standing, waiting for an opportunity to shine. We ask you, as a friend of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo, how will you help them maximize their potential?

On this web page you will find information detailing partnership opportunities for events held year-round. These sponsorships mean more to our Club than just a check. They provide a lasting relationship that could provide youth a mentorship experience or an opportunity to showcase their speaking abilities. Perhaps you will help fund the next Vincent Van Gogh or University President. Maybe you will simply give a young person the opportunity to make something great of themselves and become a high school graduate, and future friend of the Boys & Girls Clubs.

Community partnerships are a catalyst to assuring and enhancing the quality of life of Kalamazoo youth. Thank you in advance for the difference you’re making in the lives of the youth in our community. We look forward to shining bright with you.


Chris Harris-Wimsatt                               
Chief Executive Officer                         
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo

Brian Mick
Board President
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo

What your support means to the Club

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo served more than 3,700 youth during the 2016 - 2017 Fiscal Year, and is FREE for youth members. This free membership provides youth
the opportunity to be engaged in multiple programs, the ability to attend
one of three units, and the Club's Summer Camp.

Your support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo demonstrates your involvement in the efforts to help young people succeed through the work of the Boys & Girls Clubs
and the partners with whom they cooperate and collaborate.

  • $575 - Cost for a youth to attend the BGC for a full year
  • $300 - Send a youth to Summer Camp for a full session
  • $175 - Allows one teen to participate in all teen nights for a year
  • $125 - Provides five youths a meal every day for a month
  • $75 - Allows a youth to participate in Summer Brain Gain
  • $40 - Cost for a youth to participate in Power Hour for a full year

Your support makes a difference and changes lives.

Thank you for making the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo THE positive place for kids!

Ways to Donate

Your donation allows us to make a positive difference for the young people of Greater Kalamazoo.  

You can donate by texting the amount you'd like to donate to: 269.281.5194

You can also use a credit/debit card or sign up for ACH/EFT donations
via our secure donation portal.

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Financial Annual Report for the 2016 - 2017 Fiscal Year

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