Quarterly Newsletter

March 2023


Great Futures Start HERE.

Upcoming Events

Youth of the Year Celebration - Tuesday, April 4

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Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich will name its 2023 Youth of the Year, the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich member can achieve, at its annual dinner on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. This celebration will also name the inaugural recipient of the David Ogilvy Award for Character, Kindness, and Integrity, and honor the 2023 Champions of Youth award winners, Jannell Bakrow and Annette Wilson.

Greenwich’s Youth of the Year program was established in 1969 to recognize club members who give back to their Club and community.  

This year, six stellar applicants are hoping to be named the 2023 winner: Omar Badr, Jada Brewington, Nargis Hussaini, Jake Phillips, Dina Quevedo, and Jesse Sanchez. 

Tickets can be purchased for this special celebration by clicking here.

Gracious Giving Event - Tuesday, April 18

Please join us for an exclusive shopping experience with Timo & Violet at the Field Club of Greenwich on Tuesday, April 18 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

This luxury brand that offers sustainable, whimsical and heirloom-quality baby products has generously offered to donate a percentage of the proceeds to support our mission.

Benefit Launch Party - Wednesday, April 19

Please join us for our Annual Benefit Launch Party on Wednesday, April 19 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Serpentine Jewels where we will reveal this year’s exciting theme!


Co-Chairs: Lizzie Boswell, Mary Dillow, Susannah Heyworth, Kathryn Shaw


Kindly RSVP: [email protected] by April 5

Annual Benefit - Friday, September 8

Save the date for our 2023 Annual Benefit, Friday, September 8, 2023!

Creative cocktails, delectable bites and lively music provide the backdrop for our largest fundraiser of the year. As always, it will be a fabulous night with great friends.

Highlighting Our Programs

Camp BGCG - GREAT Summers Start HERE!

With three great camp options — Clubhouse Camp, Camp Simmons and Teen Camp — kids ages 6-15 can choose their source of FUN this summer at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich! Each program is licensed by the State of Connecticut.

Weekly Sessions, June 26 - August 18

$195 per child, per week * Early bird discount of $25 off per-week through March 31.

Click here to register.

ZAC Foundation Water Safety Camp

The ZAC Foundation is joining with Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich and local first responders to host a four-day water safety camp, April 11-14 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The water safety camp is available for all students in grades 1-3, both Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich members and non-members. After the end of the daily camp, all registrants are welcome to participate in regularly scheduled activities until 5:00 p.m.

More than 20,000 kids across the country have participated in the award-winning ZAC Foundation Water Safety camps in recent years, including hundreds in the Greenwich area.

Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

Program Events

College Night Panel

In January, a panel of 12 college students spoke at the Club where teens and parents absorbed advice and anecdotes about campus life, finances, food service, roommates and much more. The panelists were moderated by Boys & Girls Club scholarship committee and Board Member, Patricia Santonocito, who encouraged attendees to stay involved at the Club and apply for scholarship funds to defray the cost of college or technical school. The event was part of a robust offering of college prep services available to Club teens.


What an amazing day we had at our 17th annual Swim-A-Thon raising over $17,500 for our aquatics programs! BGCG swimmers filled the pool, swimming more than 1,400 laps. Thanks to sponsors and donors, our community’s youth will continue to have fun learning the aquatics fundamentals. SPECIAL RECOGNITION to swimmers Mikey, Daniela, Nina and Alexa who raised a combined $5,150! SPECIAL THANKS to our sponsors: Cardinal Capital and The ZAC Foundation!

Barracudas Swim Team

BGCG’s Barracudas competitive swim team participated in the Fairfield County/Westchester Swim League Championships to finish off the 2022-2023 season in Yonkers, NY. 35 swimmers competed against six league teams, placing 3rd overall! Team member, Neville Warburton, was named “8 under High Point Champion” with a perfect score of 60, winning first place in freestyle, backstroke and the individual medley. Way to go, Barracudas!

BGCG Meets with our Local Leaders

CEO Advocates at the State Capital

In February our CEO, Cristina Vittoria, joined the Connecticut Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs leaders to advocate for the Neighborhood Youth Center line item in the State Education Budget. This funding has supported core Club programming in the areas of Academic Success, Health & Wellness and Leadership Development for thousands of local youth. BGCG, along with the Connecticut Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, looks for the continued support of our legislature. While at the State Capital, Cristina also had the opportunity to meet with State Senator, Ryan Fazio.

Local Officials Visit the Club

The BGCG community was honored to have State Representatives, Hector Arzeno and Rachel Khanna, join us for a tour of our vibrant Clubhouse. It was a great opportunity to discuss all of the enrichment programs we offer to the youth of Greenwich. Our kids enjoy getting to meet our local elected officials and tell them about our focus on academic success & enrichment, character development and healthy lifestyles. The BGCG community is always grateful for the support of our local elected officials!

Ways to Support Our Mission

Tax-Smart Ways to Give to BGCG

Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich continues to be a place that creates opportunities for all youth to explore their passions and learn new skills. None of our work would be possible without the steadfast support of our loyal donors. Your support helps BGCG provide opportunities that shape the futures of thousands of Greenwich youth. Here are some ways to both give and save: 

Donate Cryptocurrency

Join the Star Society

Engage in Planned Giving

Participate in Corporate Engagement

Donate Gifts of Stock

Please consult your tax advisor before making your gift. All gifts will count toward the 2022-2023 Annual Fund, which runs through June 30, 2023. Please contact the Development Office with questions. Thank you very much for your support! 


Community Outreach

Keystone Club Partners with Brunswick for Midnight Run

After running a clothing and toiletries drive, members of BGCG’s Keystone Club joined Brunswick School students to distribute the items to the homeless of New York City. On a single-digit temperature Friday night in February, the teens gathered at the Clubhouse where they organized the voluminous donations and packed food before getting into vans and heading into the city where several stops were scheduled of approximately 15 minutes each, starting at 9:30 p.m.

“People are waiting for us at each stop,” explained Amy Kerekes, teacher and Director of Community Service at Brunswick and BGCG alumna. “We talk to people and hear all of their personal stories. A lot of them are just down on their luck.”

The effort supported Midnight Run, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding common ground between the housed and the unhoused.

"The evening made such an impact on the teens, that they immediately asked to participate in another Midnight Run event," said Deelia Wadsworth, Education & Volunteer Coordinator at BGCG.

In Loving Memory of Winston Robinson

Winston was a Club alumnus and proud Club parent who could be found volunteering at the Annual Thanksgiving Feast and Pancake Breakfast. He was an avid supporter of the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich and will be remembered as a well-liked and genuine friend. Winston’s caring nature will be sorely missed, and we will be forever grateful for his impact on our organization and community.

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