Communities “Come Together” to Support the Children of Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County

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Collin County, Texas – November 6, 2017– The 2017 Chrysalis Ball was a huge success for the children of Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County (BGCCC).  The largest fundraising event of the year was held Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Frisco Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center for the 12th year in row.  Over 950 corporate and individual attendees and volunteers made this a memorable evening with their philanthropic passion for the mission of the Clubs.   The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs is “To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”   Mike Simpson, CEO of BGCCC explained.  “Our Come Together theme was adopted over eight months ago to signify the importance of parents, individual and corporate supporters, foundations and communities, all coming together with our BGCCC clubs to help our children understand with the right attitudes, confidence and support, they have great futures ahead of them.  

The evening was very successful for the children of Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County which has been serving the youth of Collin County and this North Texas area, for almost 50 years.  With all the growth in this area, both in corporate relocations and population growth, BGCCC will be serving more children than ever, and the mission will not change.

Capital One served as the title underwriter for the eighth year and led the largest group of underwriters and table sponsors to ever support the event.  A total of 20 underwriters and 82 table sponsors and large number of individual donors ensured a successful event by generating over $1,000,000 in revenue before expenses.   The highlight of the evening is always the welcoming of the attendees who walk a red carpet lined with BGCCC children showing their appreciation with loud cheers, high fives, pictures and asking for autographs.  This year, 15 young club members came on stage as future alumni and talked about what they wanted to be as part of BGCCC’s Great Future program.

Ken Moraif of Money Matters with Ken Moraif, again made a matching pledge challenge during the Sponsor a Child portion of the evening generating $339,000 during that portion of the evening.  A very successful live and silent auction added to the success of the evening.

This year Sanjiv Yajnik, President of Capital One Financial Services was honored with the Great Texan Award, which is given each year to a person who has gone above and beyond in support of Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County.  The Great Texan helps children with their enthusiasm, philanthropic commitment and vision on ways to improve the quality of life and education of these young people.  “During Sanjiv’s years as President of Capital One Financial Services, he has instilled a culture of giving back and serving North Texas communities.  Sanjiv and Capital One associates volunteer, mentor, tutor, and serve on non-profit boards.  Over the past ten years, Capital One has been responsible for millions of dollars provided to Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County but we thank Sanjiv for personally talking with our children, visiting clubs and showing his genuine concern to help youth achieve a better life”, expressed Mike Simpson, CEO of BGCCC.

“We cannot thank our corporate and individual supporters from the communities we serve enough for making our Chrysalis Ball a success.  They not only provide financial support, but also give thousands of hours of employee volunteer time.   With our successful Gala, we will be able to serve more children, invest in more buses to get children to the Clubs and offer scholarships to children in need. “said Bryan Sherman, President of the BGCCC Board of Directors.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County has announced that next year’s event will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Frisco Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center. BGCCC will celebrate their 50t Anniversary in 2018.

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County:

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County has been meeting the needs of children in Collin County since 1968.  The BGCCC’s mission is to “Enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens”.  The organization currently serves approximately 8,500 children each year through its after-school, summer and outreach programs.  

BGCCC serves 70 schools in Collin County and has 21 buses and vehicles which must transport the children to the Clubs. The organization has branches in McKinney, Plano and Frisco and currently operates an on-site school program at Shepton High School in Plano.

Visit the BGCCC website at:  http://www.bgccc.org

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