The Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac invites YOU to make a difference by joining us for our fourth annual “SPELL for Great Futures” team spelling bee event presented by our great friends at Society Insurance. This year’s fun and thrilling “Superheroes” themed event is set to take place at 5:30pm on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in the Johnsonville Boys & Girls Club gymnasium shared with the Fond du Lac Family YMCA. The spelling bee is a fundraising event that involves the participation of business leaders in and around the Fond du Lac community as well as our Club members. Business leaders are randomly teamed up with Club members via lottery selection to compete in this one of a kind event. A large portion of the event’s success depends on corporate sponsorships and business leader participation. That said, we would like to thank all of this year's event sponsors (listed above), in advance, for their partnership and continued support of our youth. Your sponsorship and/or participation helps to ensure the success of this event and directly impacts our academic programs!
The Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac currently serves over 1,500 children in the Fond du Lac community. Our Club provides a safe, caring environment for children to learn, grow and reach their potential through our academic programs. Our overall goal, provided in strong partnership with the Fond du Lac School District, is to help our members find success in the following areas:
- Grade Progression
- School Attendance
- Reading and Math Proficiency
- Summer Learning Loss
- Expectations of Success
Our Formula for Impact indicates that children who participate in our programs regularly will achieve positive results in these areas, building a strong academic foundation for the future.
Please contact Tiffany Heim at email@example.com or 920-924-0530 ext. 352 with any questions!
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The 9th Annual Reach for the Stars Dinner and Auction was truly an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind evening for the organization’s donors and supporters. The event is held each February to benefit the Boys & Girls Club’s summer programs provided to youth in the Fond du Lac community. Presented by Grande Cheese and hosted at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, Reach for the Stars included a classy dinner, exciting auction packages, an unforgettable program, mind-blowing entertainment and inspiring speech from the Boys & Girls Club’s 2017 Youth of the Year, Autumn Smet.
As she spoke about her experiences, Smet stated that she started attending the Club just last year and quickly became acquainted with most of the members. Smet takes a lot of pride in being a good role model at the Club, and is also demonstrating her leadership skills as an employee working in the Teen Center at the snack bar. The Boys & Girls Club has not only been a fun and safe place for her to go after school with her younger brothers; it has become an incredible opportunity for her to shine.
Over 250 people attended the event, and guests were also treated to a special Alumni message from the Club’s 2010 Youth of the Year Brittany Hernandez. Hernandez spoke candidly about her past experiences as a Club kid and how the organization has contributed to her success as a young adult. Coupled with numerous sponsorships from local businesses, Reach for the Stars raised over $80,000 in support of summer programs. This event marked the largest single fundraising event in the history of the organization, with an 11 percent increase in both attendance and funds raised over last year’s event.
A significant portion of the proceeds raised at the event stemmed from the summer scholarship promotion, initiated when doors to the dining room opened and a large group of Club kids paraded in, each carrying bunches of blue and purple balloons, to encourage guests to help “lift our youth to new heights”. This resulted in a grand total of 134 sponsored memberships for the upcoming summer program. Of the overwhelming support, Tiffany Heim, Director of Resource Development for the Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac stated, “When you work behind the scenes to plan and execute an event that effectively conveys the vision and mission of the Club, it becomes incredibly evident just how much our community cares about the future of each and every one of our youth. The generosity is absolutely astounding. We are extremely proud to be at the forefront of our community’s commitment to helping our kids reach their full potential.”
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!