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BGCFV Exceeds $100K Matching Gift Challenge Goal

For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Greg Lemke-Rochon, Chief Executive Officer, (920) 750-5801, [email protected]

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE FOX VALLEY CELEBRATES COMMUNITY GIVING $100,000 Matching Gift Challenge Exceeds Goal

Appleton, WI (January 19, 2018) – The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley received $245,138 in response to a $100,000 Matching Gift Challenge made by three families in November 2017. By the Matching Gift Challenge deadline of December 31st, over 250 individuals, family and corporate foundations, corporations, and civic organizations responded to the Challenge, exceeding the goal by a substantial amount.

“This is a remarkable outpouring of generosity and goodwill from our community,” said Greg Lemke- Rochon, Chief Executive Officer. “These gifts allow the Boys & Girls Club to offer young people, especially those who need us most, a safe place to grow, connections with caring adults, and many life-changing opportunities.”

Gifts to the $100,000 Matching Gift Challenge will be used to support Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley’s programs and services to provide a noticeable, longstanding, and positive impact in the lives of thousands of area children and youth.

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley (www.bgclubfoxvalley.org) is a leading provider of youth development programs serving 12,000 youth each year and an average of more than 1,100 each school day. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley actively seeks to enrich the lives of young people, especially those most in need, and is dedicated to ensuring that our community’s youth have greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures.