Verve, a Credit Union, has pledged $1 million to the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh’s Capital Campaign, an ambitious building expansion and community center project that is currently underway.
“It is because of contributions like Verve’s that this project is off the ground and running,” said Tracy Ogden, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh. “We are beyond grateful for the generosity of our sponsors. The added space and resources will allow us to foster partnerships and collaborations across the Fox Cities and positively impact daily life for countless kids, teens, and families.”
The capital campaign includes classroom and program space expansions and renovations; a second gym; a new outdoor space consisting of a playground, courtyard, and all-purpose sports field; and a new administrative wing and community center to provide local agencies and organizations with opportune collaboration spaces.
“By making impactful giving a priority, we hope to encourage others to be attentive to the needs in our community and generous in responding to them,” said Kevin J. Ralofsky, President and CEO of Verve. “That’s the power of local giving—many groups working together to make a profound impact in the communities that we serve. We are proud to support the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh and the work they do in the Fox Cities.”
Verve’s $1 million donation will be distributed over the next five years, and their pledge moves the Club one step closer to its ultimate fundraising goal of $18 million. To learn more about the project, view an updated tally, or donate to the Whatever It Takes to Build Great Futures Capital Campaign, visit Donate | Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh (bgcosh.org).
Founded in 1937, Verve, a Credit Union, is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than $1.5 billion in assets and serves close to 65,000 members at 20 locations. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, or worships in 23 counties throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota and to employees of Kimberly-Clark Corp., Fox River Paper Co., the medical services industry, and the immediate family of any current member, or statewide to anyone in Wisconsin, Illinois, or Minnesota through ACC membership. Federally insured by NCUA.
About the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh: For over 50 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh has provided young people with a safe place to learn and grow and currently serves over 3,000 local youth through membership and outreach. The Club offers a dynamic learning environment that includes many age-appropriate programs, mentoring by caring adult professionals and outstanding facilities, all for an annual fee of only $25 per child. By providing safe facilities, caring adults, and engaging activities, we help each young person realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
For more information on the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh, please contact the Club at (920) 233-1414, visit the Club online at www.bgcosh.org or find the Club on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.
As always, the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh is a United Way Agency.