In 2002, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America established the Boys & Girls Clubs in Indian Country, Inc., a Fund to sustain the future of Boys & Girls Clubs in Indian Country. Boys & Girls Clubs of America is the parent organization of the subsidiary. The Fund was created to make a profound difference in the future lives of a group of children who have long faced many difficult challenges. It is not considered fundraising as usual, this is a generation-changing mission that will keep on giving to future generations of Native American children. The Fund will make a lasting difference and everyone who generously helps will be blessed with the knowledge that they have made a profound difference.
As of February 2005, a review of the Native American Sustainability Fund reveals an amount of over $8 million. Major contributors include BGCA Board Reserves; the Case Foundation; Allstate; individual donors including two members of the Board of Governors; and the National Indian Gaming Association. The ultimate goal is that, in partnership with others, this Fund will reach a $100 million level – carrying on the legacy for years to come and reaching ahead to seven generations of Native American youth.
BGCA Board of Governors Steps Up!!
Two BGCA Board of Governors have just made a significant personal contribution to the Native American Sustainability Fund. Wayne Allen and Rick Goings each contributed $500,000 to the Fund! These personal gifts, totaling $1 million, helped the Fund nearly reach the $10 million mark. BGCA is committed to building the Fund to $100 million which will be used to help support the operations of local Native American Clubs in the future. On behalf of Native American youth across the nation – THANK YOU! Wayne and Rick for your generosity!