MANCHESTER, NH (July 22, 2019)
— The Boys & Girls Club of Manchester recently announced the public phase of their capital campaign, More Kids, Brighter Futures aimed at renovating facilities and creating new space to help more youth. St. Mary’s Bank was among the first to kick-start the campaign with a $30,000 donation.
“It was no surprise to see St. Mary’s Bank as one of our first contributors,” said Diane Fitzpatrick, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester. “They have been a long-time friend and valuable partner of the Club. In addition to financial support, they have helped guide us through our renovation and have taught our kids financial literacy.”
The capital campaign funds will go towards renovating Camp Foster and adding 5,000 square feet of multi-purpose program space while preserving outdoor recreation space at the Union Street Clubhouse. St. Mary’s Bank funds directly supported the addition of a stone fireplace and entrance gate.
“The work the Boys & Girls Club has done in our community is remarkable.” said Ron Covey, President and CEO of St. Mary’s Bank. “Camp Foster is impressive and I’ve seen firsthand how happy the kids are to be there to learn, play, and just be kids.”
The Boys & Girls Club of Manchester is currently the largest youth-serving organization in Manchester, NH and reaches 4,000 children, ages 6-18, per year. With more local families facing the challenges of poverty, the Club has seen an increased need for their services. The organization’s goal is to serve 6,000 kids by 2020 – a 30% increase.
More Kids, Brighter Futures
has generated $5.2 million to date and has begun its public phase to raise the last $650,000 by December 31, 2019.
Photo caption: (left to right) Ron Covey, President and CEO of St. Mary’s Bank, Diane Fitzpatrick, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester and kids of Camp Foster gather around the fireplace sponsored by St. Mary’s Bank.
About Boys & Girls Club of Manchester
Photo caption: (left to right) Ron Covey, President and CEO of St. Mary’s Bank, Diane Fitzpatrick, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester and kids of Camp Foster gather around the fire pit to roast Marshmallows.
The Boys & Girls Club of Manchester is one of the 53 founding organizations of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The Manchester Club was incorporate in 1907 and currently has an annual membership of more than 2,000 boys and girls. The organization operates programs at three sites throughout the greater Manchester area. For more information visit, www.BeGreatManchester.org
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (http://www.bgca.org
) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, 4,600 Clubs serve 4.7 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta.
About St. Mary’s Bank
Founded in Manchester, New Hampshire, in 1908, St. Mary’s Bank is the first credit union in the nation. It makes progressive financial products and services available and affordable to consumers and businesses. Members enjoy excellent service, competitive rates, low fees, and state-of-the-art banking services. Headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire, St. Mary’s Bank has locations in Manchester, Hudson, Londonderry, Milford, and Nashua, with mortgage centers in Concord, Portsmouth, and Nashua. For more information, call 1-888-786-2791.