Local Boys and Girls Clubs Recognized for Outstanding Board Leadership

South San Francisco, CA   September 29, 2018  Submitted by Aubrey Merriman, Chief Executive Officer


Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Headquarters based in Atlanta, Georgia honored the Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County for achieving the GOLD Award Level of the League of EAGLES Award Program. This award is a key element of the national organization’s Great Futures 2025 Strategic Plan. The award recognizes local affiliate organizations for achieving 95% or more of the Board Governance Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) which defines the strength of the organizations board of directors. Recipients of the League of Eagles Awards, achieve a set of standards which provide an outcome-based assessment of the board’s responsibilities and impact on for the organization. This awards program measures six key elements of a “strong board of directors” which include 95% or more individual board members achieving the following standards:


Engagement. Engaged and attend board meetings
Ask. Ask others face-to-face for funding
Give. Give back by making a personal financial gift
Lead. Lead the organization to achieving strategic initiatives
Evaluate. Evaluate their individual board performance based on a personal plan
Serve. Serving actively on committees or task forces of the organization

Reaching this milestone is a significant accomplishment of which only 15% or less of the 1100- member organizations of the 160-year-old national youth development organization met in 2017. The award is a testimony of the dedication and commitment of the organization’s board and executive leadership to serving the youth of our community at the highest level. Bruce Wright, Board Chair of Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County member of the organization’s received the award during the Pacific West Regional Conference, which was held in Orange County, California from September 11-14.

“Good boards need only do a vital few things to help their organization thrive, but they must do them bravely, rigorously, and consistently. We are so please and inspired by this special recognition” shares Aubrey Merriman, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County.

For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County and their impact on 3,000 youth in our community log on to www.theclubs.org


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