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Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Foundation completes donations to funding campaign

The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito recently received the fifth and final donation from the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Foundation to complete the Share the Dream Capital Campaign.

“Thanks to many board members and other dedicated donors, the BGC Foundation, was able to contribute $1.3 million over the past three years to the Operating Club for the completion of the Harper Branch Capital Campaign,” said Eric Nelte, foundation president.

“The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito is extremely grateful to the Foundation for its incredible generosity and philanthropic gifts in support of our mission and the kids we serve,” stated Marineke Vandervort, executive director. “The Foundation has provided significant support to further our mission and helping us deliver greater impact to the more than 5,700 registered members each year. We are blessed to have such strong partners in our journey.”

In addition to the recent funding received by the Foundation, the Foundation gave a $1 million gift to kick-start the Share the Dream Capital Campaign. The Share the Dream Campaign renovated the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Lomas Branch, now the Harper Branch in Solana Beach, and constructed the second swimming pool to help alleviate the wait list of youth swimmers at the branch. This pledge was a significant gift that helped the $9 million campaign get underway and become successful. The Harper Branch now serves hundreds of kids and teens every day in the after-school program, athletics, middle school sports, and Center for a Healthy Lifestyle, which helps mitigate childhood obesity. In addition, the RSD Swim Team has more than 500 youth swimmers on the team at this branch.

For information on the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Foundation, visit bgcsandieguito.org/home/foundation.

For information on Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito or for a tour, visit bgcSanDieguito.org or call 858-755-9371.


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