BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF GREATER NASHUA
Endowments are a strategic, long-term approach to ensuring sustainable funding and support of essential programs and services at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua. Listed below are opportunities for named endowments whose purpose will establish a foundation for the futures of every child who walks through the doors of our Club.
Nutrition Endowment: $3,000,000 provides $150,000 per year to fund the cost of the Club’s Food & Nutrition Program.
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua served nearly 44,000 meals in 2012. The Nutrition Program ensures that healthy meals which meet or exceed the standards of the USDA and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are provided to our members every day the Club is open, free of charge. Additionally, the Club delivers evolving programs that educate members on healthy eating habits and making good nutritional choices with the goal of fighting childhood obesity.
Transportation Endowment: $2,000,000 provides $100,000 per year for the Club’s transportation services.
This endowment provides accessibility to the Club by providing transportation to the Club after school and home in the evenings. Additionally, transportation is an integral element of the Club’s college preparatory program, community service projects, and much more. The endowment subsidizes transportation expenses including:
- Program travel and field trip expenses including Club athletics, community service projects, etc.
- Fuel and fleet maintenance
- Busing contracts
- Staffing, insurance and registration
Cultural Arts Endowment: $1,000,000 provides $50,000 per year for the Club’s creative art programs
This endowment provides essential resources which enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and an appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing. Examples include:
- Dance, theatre, music and recording arts, etc.
- Drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, pottery, woodworking, etc.
- ImageMakers: National Photography Program
- National Fine Arts Exhibit
Building and Maintenance Endowment: $1,000,000 provides $50,000 per year to maintain a safe and productive club house for our members as well as to purchase replacement equipment.
This endowment provides support for the necessary purchase of equipment and maintaining the existing facility to provide a safe, attractive, well-functioning building and program area that drives the young people of our community through our doors – and keeps them here.
Technology Endowment: $1,000,000 provides $50,000 per year to purchase, maintain and upgrade Club technology resources.
This endowment provides the resources needed to ensure the Club can provide, through the use of technology, relevant, practical and contemporary programs and services which aid our members in their pursuit of academic success and career exploration.
- Regular updates to hardware and software for both of the Club’s education and technology centers
- Regular maintenance and security updates of the Club’s systems
- Specialized software, materials and services to augment core program initiatives
Program Equipment Endowment: $500,000 provides $25,000 per year for teen program supplies and replacement of program equipment.
This endowment allows for ongoing program equipment replacement for the Club’s teen members, as equipment wears out.
- Audio-visual equipment for the stage and performance areas
- Equipment and services for the recording studio
- Fitness center equipment
- Games and recreational equipment such as ping pong and air hockey tables
Program Equipment Endowment: $250,000 provides $12,500 per year for clubhouse program supplies and replacement of program equipment.
This endowment allows for ongoing program equipment replacement for the clubhouse, which serves our 8-12 year-old members, as equipment wears out.
- Games and recreational equipment such as ping pong and air hockey tables
- Special event supplies
- Program supplies
Special Program Initiative: $250,000 provides $12,500 per year for support of critical issues identified within our community which our Club is uniquely positioned to address.
This endowment provides support for Board and staff directed program initiatives to address unique or critical needs of the community as they develop.
- Helping kids succeed and stay in school
- Helping young people make effective choices to stay away from drugs, alcohol and gang activities
- Outreach and family support initiatives
Staff and Professional Development Endowment: $250,000 provides $12,500 per year to support the cost of training and development for our professional staff.
This endowment provides support for training, professional development, continuing education and recognition for the development and retention of Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua staff. Our professional staff are the key to our success with our members. The personal attention and guidance provided by caring, professional youth development professionals means that the young people we serve have the opportunities they need for GREAT Futures!
Scholarship Endowment: $200,000 provides $10,000 per year for scholarship assistance.
This endowment provides support for Club members needing assistance with post high school education – whether that be a trade school, a two-year technical school, a four-year college or graduate level studies. Scholarships are awarded each year to the Club’s Youth of the Year winner and finalists to use for higher education.
Unmet Needs Endowment: $200,000 provides $10,000 per year for basic supplies and resources necessary to meet unmet needs.
This endowment provides special assistance to help Club members and their families most in need with basic social, health and welfare issues. Club staff discreetly identify pressing needs such as winter apparel and food assistance for members whose needs are dire and immediate.
Program Scholarship Endowment: $100,000 provides $5,000 per year in scholarships for our members to attend camp and for program support.
This endowment provides critical resources which subsidizes membership fees and allows members to attend the Club’s summer camp program, challenging them to develop new experiences, skills and friendships.
BGCN Program Endowment Opportunities
Program Endowment. $1,000,000 provides $50,000 per year toward the cost of staff and program supplies for a program department.
These endowments provide support for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua’s core program initiatives to address needs in the areas of:
Good Character & Citizenship
This endowment provides essential resources which ensure the existence of an array of character and leadership development programs which empower youth to support and influence their Clubs and the community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others’ cultural identities. Examples include:
- The Keystone, Torch and Junior Torch service and leadership clubs, Teen Council, Teen Girls Club, Los Amigos, etc.
This endowment provides the resources the Club needs to enable youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, apply learning to everyday situations, and embrace technology to achieve success in a career. Examples include:
- Project Learn
- Power Hour: Making Minutes Count
- Goals for Graduation
- Junior Staff
- Career Launch
- Partners in Education
This endowment provides the resources the Club needs to develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults and develop fitness, the positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social skills. Examples include:
- Smart Moves (Skills Mastery And Resistance Training)
- Smart Girls and Teen Girls Group
- Youth entrepreneurial programming, cooking instruction, health and prevention programs, independent living classes, and more
- Triple Play, a dynamic wellness program that demonstrates how to eat right, keep fit and form positive relationships for a healthy lifestyle
- Social Recreation, essential to the healthy development of children and youth and the program is the heart of the Club’s social experience for younger members
- Athletics including intramural sports such as basketball, wrestling, baseball, swim and synchronized swim teams, swim camp, junior lifeguard, swim lessons, open swim, etc.
Please contact us for more information about named endowment opportunities or to propose an endowment opportunity.
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua
Norman Bouthilette, Chief Executive Officer
One Positive Place
Nashua, NH 03060
603-883-0523 ext. 231