ATLANTA (July 3, 2012) -- Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) has named Julie Teer to the position of senior vice president of Resource Development, effective August 1.
As the leader of the Resource Development department based at BGCA National Headquarters in Atlanta, Teer will direct all of the national organization's corporate, foundation and individual fundraising, and lead the team responsible for providing resource development services to local Clubs, including individual and planned giving, and major gifts. She will report to BGCA President and CEO Jim Clark.
“We are enormously excited to welcome Julie to the Boys & Girls Clubs family, and fortunate to have attracted a leader and fundraiser of Julie's caliber," Clark said. "Her impressive experience and credentials will serve well as Boys & Girls Clubs of America embarks on an ambitious agenda to positively impact the lives of more children in need. Julie will play a critical role in enabling BGCA to access the significant resources needed for a successful outcome."
BGCA has launched a new six-year strategic initiative, the Great Futures Impact Plan, which focuses on helping Club members achieve academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. Research-based strategies include increasing the number of visits to Clubs by members, and the number of hours spent per visit; more targeted programs in areas such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), early literacy, summer learning loss, and homework help; increased partnerships with schools and other community-based organizations; and continuing emphasis on all aspects of child protection and safety. To support the plan, Teer's team will lead BGCA's efforts to significantly increase the collective budgets of the national organization and all its local affiliates over the next six years.
Prior to joining BGCA, Teer served as vice president of development for Susan G. Komen For The Cure. She also founded her own successful fundraising consultancy, and has worked extensively in the national political arena, serving in key senior roles on presidential and senatorial campaigns. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Teer was named in the "Best of New People" feature by Boston Globe Magazine.
"I am honored to join an organization that is working on the front lines, addressing the major issues facing so many young people today," said Teer. "No group has done more to help children in need than the Boys & Girls Clubs. The organization's new impact initiative will make a real difference for this generation of youth and those to come. I am proud and excited to become part of the BGCA team."
About Boys & Girls Clubs of AmericaBoys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org), founded in 1906, leads a nationwide federation of more than 1,100 local affiliates, which operate nearly 4,000 facilities serving almost 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native American lands throughout the country. Children and families of the U.S. Armed Services receive Club programs and support through some 390 BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers located on U.S. military installations worldwide.
Boys & Girls Clubs provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and 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. Almost 300,000 adults serve the Clubs as professional staff, program volunteers and board members. The collective revenues of the national organization and all local affiliates in 2011 totaled $1.54 billion. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. More information is available at http://bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.
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