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.

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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 nine years the board has grown from 5 board members to 40, ranging in age from 23 – 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.



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 Members: 

Alex Alders
Kelly Almquist
JT Arseniadis
Laura Blomberg
Erik Borgstrom
Patrick Bowe
Sarah Calhoon
Tim Coen
Carrie Dahl
Hannah Ficks
Ryan Griffin
Erik Gorsuch
Jadd Halawani
Brock Howard
Drew Hutchens
Eric Johnston
Rachel Kelash
Kendall Kolinski
Maggie Lund
Kelli Lundberg
Dan McKeown

Jim Miley
Paul Murphy
Caitlin Ogawa
Stephany Osuji
Laura Preston
Rachel Raske
John Richards
John Rikess
Sam Rondorf
Nick Sacco
Brock Safe
Kyle Sanford
Tim Schober
Carryn Schram
Joe Shoulak
Catherine Smalley
Jillian Stahl
Leslye Suarez
Craig Swenson
Andy Weinert
Joe Winter
Alexandra Westman