Board Leadership

At BGCTC, we are proud of how our community comes together to lead our organization. Our Board of Directors, Associate Board, and Women’s Association are one of the Club’s biggest forms of support and are always transforming and growing into exactly what our Clubs need at the moment.

2021-2022 Board of Directors

With the help of our devoted and generous leadership, we are able to serve youth within the Twin Cities.

  • Tom Ahern
  • Matthew Bauler
  • Kevin Berg
  • Paul Berg
  • John Bergstrom
  • Matthew Branson
  • Raymond Chiu
  • Greg Cook
  • Carrie Dahl
  • Mike Dimond
  • Steve Eastman
  • Jim Franklin
  • David Gale
  • Mike Gamble
  • Andrew Grey
  • Jenny Guldseth
  • Nick Gust
  • Amelia Hardy
  • Allyson Hartle
  • Bryan Hughes
  • Chad Jackson
  • Dan Kueppers
  • Allen Lenzmeier
  • Laura Lichtfuss
  • Jason Lipinsky
  • Rob Loftus
  • Kendall Mark
  • Bob Martin
  • Mike Martiny
  • Todd Phelps
  • Steve Pontius
  • Jenny Pringle
  • Tom Roos
  • Ryan Saunders
  • Megan Scheller
  • Tom Schnack
  • Judy Shoulak
  • Mark Stonacek
  • Robert Taylor
  • Melvin Tennant
  • John Thomas
  • Jim Yowan

Associate Board 

The Associate Board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities works to create awareness, promote volunteerism and raise funds through a new generation of supporters for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities. Through developing relationships with individuals and corporations new to the Boys & Girls Clubs movement, the Associate Board aims to create and improve opportunities for local youth and in return strengthen the competitiveness and vitality of the Minneapolis/St. Paul community.

Follow the Associate Board on Facebook for more information and updates! 

Who We Are:

The Associate Board started in 2009 with the purpose of fostering engagement, volunteerism, and financial support for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities through a group of young professionals who share a passion for our local youth’s development. Over the past eleven years, the board has grown from five members to 40, ranging in age from 23 to 39 years old, all with careers in different industries and organizations.  

Board Member Engagement:

The Associate Board provides an excellent opportunity for civic-minded professionals to involve themselves in their community, develop leadership skills and network with peers. Associate Board members host numerous fundraising and social events throughout the year as well as regularly scheduled group volunteer outings at Club sites. Established in 2009, the Associate Board has flourished as an accompanying entity to the existing Board of Directors and Women’s Association in promoting the growth of the Boys & Girls Clubs. Associate Board members work hand-in-hand with Board of Directors members on committees determining broad programmatic and development initiatives for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities, offering a unique role of action and influence.  

Meetings:

The Associate Board meets regularly 1-2 times each month to learn more about the Clubs, engage in volunteer opportunities, and brainstorm event and fundraising ideas!   

Associate Board Roster:

Interested in learning more? Contact Amy Kuehn at [email protected]

  • Alex Alders
  • Allyce Mohs
  • Andy Weinert
  • Bailey Willenbring
  • Brock Safe
  • Carrie Dahl
  • Chloe Mark
  • Churchill Hammond
  • Connor Tedstrom
  • Diane Zuendel
  • Eric Johnston
  • Erik Borgstrom
  • Erik Gorsuch
  • Gabrielle Mark
  • Greg Scharine (Secretary)
  • Isaac Schultz
  • Jadd Halawani
  • Jara Hoyt
  • Jeff Bartow
  • Joe Geistfeld (Vice President)
  • Joe Shoulak
  • John Rikess
  • JT Arseniadis 
  • Katie Mochoruk
  • Kelli Lundberg
  • Kelly Almquist
  • Kendall Kolinski 
  • Kyle Sanford
  • Laura Blomberg (President)
  • Laura Preston
  • Liz Thorson
  • Maggie Lund 
  • Matt Bergstrom
  • Megan Oftelie
  • Mike Lerdahl
  • Monterae Carter
  • Patrick Coleman
  • Peter Schultz
  • Rachel Raske
  • Sean Hicks
  • Sean Murphy
  • Sofia Levinson
  • Tim Coen
  • Trevor Wallace

Women’s Association

Since its founding in 1958, the Women’s Association has continued to serve as one of the greatest supporters of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities. Through fundraising events and individual donations, the Women’s Association has fostered relationships and helped fund the Clubs’ most basic needs.

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History

The Women’s Association began in 1958, headed by Tippy Schmitt with 8 or 10 women involved.  Within a few years, the association had 20 to 30 members.  Today, 60 years later, the Women’s Association of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities has almost 50 members.

The Women’s Association has always seen its purpose as funding the Clubs’ most basic needs. In the early days, they held white elephant sales and bought cars for the Clubs. They raffled needlepoint rugs that they made, raising as much as $15,000, and held golf tournaments, rummage sales, and Steak & Burger events. An annual bridge tournament continues to benefit the Voyageur Environmental Center, the Boys & Girls Clubs’ camp in Mound, MN. The women hosted movie premieres, attended by such note-worthy individuals as Richard Nixon.  In 1970, they started hosting Galas. For years they enlisted huge names in the entertainment industry, including Bob Hope, Carol Channing, Jay Leno and Luciano Pavarotti.  The Gala is recognized as one of the most successful fundraising events in the Twin Cities, and has raised as much as one third of the annual operating budget for the Clubs.

In 1999, the Minnesota Chapter of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives recognized the Women’s Association as an Outstanding Philanthropic Organization, in recognition of community leadership through exceptional contributions to philanthropy.

From meetings, to serving on energetic and fun-filled committees as well as social events celebrating birthdays or holidays, this group keeps the focus on making and keeping life-long friends. With generous spirits, huge hearts and dedicated passion the Women’s Association members work tirelessly to support the mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities.

2019 Membership Roster

Executive Committee

Treasurer: Deborah Cook

Corresponding Secretary: Jan Doudiet, Marlene Lawson, Carol Bendell

Standing Committee

Hospitality: Carol Burgess

By-Laws: Sandy Holzer

Historian: Beverly Johnson Anderson

Voyageur Camp Committee: Sandy Jackson

 

 

Members

Beverly Anderson Johnson

Connie Apple

Jan Apple

Barbara Michael Baker

Mary Belford

Carol Bendell

Sandie Berger

Delores Brooks

Terryl Brumm

Carol Burgess

Carin Caffarelli

Diane Carlson

Joan Cole

Deborah Cook

 

 

Jan Doudiet

Jane Emison

Mary Guillaume

Jill Hagen

Jan Hanson

Sandy Holzer

Sandy Hull

Rhea Isaacs

Sandy Jackson

Nancy S. Johnson

Tracey Knutson

Susan Lake

Marlene Lawson

Kathy Lenzmeier

Peggy Liemandt

 

 

Randy Lindquist

Maria Melken Malooly

Bonnie McCleary

Karen McNaught

Joan Mellen

Velia Melrose

Charlotte Oliver

Patricia Reid

Bunny Robinson

Jeanne Schnack

Carolyn Vincent

Lynn Morris Wiggins

Joann Wildman

Sue Zelickson

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