GREAT Futures Start Here!

Hello Readers,

My name is Taylor Weis, I am a senior at Ohio Wesleyan University. I am fortunate to be serving as the fundraising/development fellow for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbus. I have a history with the Boys and Girls Clubs (BGC) as I interned with BGC of Alachua County in Gainesville, Fl this past summer. As an intern I worked directly with the kids on a daily basis teaching fitness classes every morning, teaching the program SMART girls, coaching the baseball team, and many other fun activities. I had a wonderful experience there and really fell in love with the organization.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbus provide affordable after school and summer programming to youth ages 6 through 18. Our Clubs offer a safe and positive environment for kids to spend non-school hours, and also provides various extra-curricular activities. Our mission statement is “To empower young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.”

As the fundraising/development fellow I will be working with the director of development, the CEO, and the board to set up the policies and plans behind their endowment fund. I spent my first few weeks learning in depth information and history about the Boys and Girls Club of America. I also spent time learning about Boys and Girls Club of Columbus in particular, through reading and interaction. I got the opportunity to visit and tour all seven of the Columbus Club locations, meet the Club staff, and interact with the kids. After the introduction phase I started intensive research regarding my project. Some of this research includes gift acceptance policies, investment policies, spending rules, and policies for accepting bequests.

I am very thankful for this promising opportunity to help develop such a substantial organization that makes a profound impact on youth in the Greater Columbus Community!

Stay tuned for more updates on my work and experience!

-Taylor Weis

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1 Response to GREAT Futures Start Here!

  1. Good Afternoon Taylor,

    My name is Louis and I am the Client Relations Specialist for Tee Originals, a fundraising-based apparel company in Columbus, OH.

    Our website allows users to design and sell custom apparel, at no cost to them. Our business model is centered around providing individuals and groups with an opportunity to raise funds for causes and events that they are passionate about.

    We would like to see if there is any way we can help you realize your goals. We encourage that you check out our website as we might be a great platform for helping you raise funds to support your cause.

    We also wanted to inquire about the possibility of partnering as we are convinced our interests align with your core values of the Boys and Girls Club of Columbus.

    If you would like to learn more about how Tee Originals can help you, or set up a conference call with us, please let me know. I’d love to schedule something with your organization.

    Have a wonderful week,

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