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Thankful for your continued support . . .

Message from Executive Director, Mike Wurm  

Fall is upon us and the leaves are beginning to turn. This always evokes thoughts and feelings about friends and family and all we have to be thankful for at the Boys & Girls Club. This past year we have been able to accomplish some amazing things. We had hoped to see 300 kids a day at the new Pennington Facility, and there were days this past summer we saw between 500-600 kids. With the addition of the new property, we are well on our way to serving over 13,000 youth, which is up considerably over last year’s total of more than 12,000.

AwardsBanquet_1200x1200_PostImageWhile the opening of the William N. Pennington Facility created a great deal of excitement at the beginning of the year, we still have so much to accomplish before 2014 closes. My favorite event of the year, the Annual Awards Banquet, is just around the corner. This year’s Male and Female Youth of the Year are as incredible as any we have had in the past. The kids are poised to tell their stories about the obstacles they have overcome in their lives and how the Club and our community have helped put them on a path to success. We will also be honoring this year’s Distinguished Service Award winner, which annually goes to the organization’s top volunteer. This year’s recipient is Nick Rossi. Nick is part of a multigenerational Nevada family, runs the successful LP Insurance Services business, and supports many great causes in Northern Nevada, including the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. He joins a very prestigious list of those who have won this award in the past.

While people support the Boys & Girls Club year-round, the beginning of December also marks the beginning of our Holiday Help program. If you want your support to go directly to kids and families, then Holiday Help is the program for you. We are currently looking for individuals that want to be matched with families in need over the holidays. Last year, we were able to help hundreds of kids and families, and this year we hope to help even more. If you want to adopt a family at Christmas, call Kathleen Vanderziel at (775) 360-2450. Your support again is greatly appreciated.

If you want to make an impact in person, once again we are partnering with Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill to offer our annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Donald W. Reynolds Facility on Wednesday, November 26. If you want to volunteer your time to help serve more than 1,500 meals to those in the community that are in need of a Thanksgiving meal, then call Anne Studebaker, Volunteer Coordinator, at (775) 360-2449. Call soon, as there are limited volunteer spots available.

And finally, we are also running our annual It Just Takes One campaign. Currently, Board members are in the community asking individuals to give generously to this year’s campaign. Our goals are lofty, but there are still many more kids that we can serve. So as you reflect and give thanks for the things in your life, perhaps you can make a little room to help a child in need at the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. You will be glad that you did!


Another successful Jack T. Reviglio Cioppino Feed and Auction

BGCTM_cioppino_2014_00344The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows held their 34th Annual Jack T. Reviglio Cioppino Feed and Auction, February 22, 2014. The sold-out event with approximately 1,650 attendees featured hundreds of silent and live auction items. With everyone’s support the Club was able to net more than $900,000 which is nearly 15 percent of the annual operating budget.

Thank you to all of the event sponsors, donors, attendees, volunteers, board, YLC and staff. The funds raised will help thousands of local children in our community!

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A reason to give

Donor Profile: Sandy & John Raffealli

By Kristen Kennedy, Director of Resource Development  

Sandy Pearce and John Raffealli, both from different parts of the country, met in Oklahoma in 1969, when they were poverty workers for Volunteers in Service to America. Sandy was born and raised in the west and graduated from University of Nevada, Reno. John, an eastern fellow, graduated from Fordham University in New York City. Both their early careers were for non-profits with John teaching and coaching in a junior high school and Sandy running a women’s resource center and rape crisis center.

After ten years in Oklahoma City and the birth of their only child, Lydia, they came to Reno where John joined Sandy’s dad, Bill Pearce, in the car business. Sandy went to work in banking but eventually joined her father as well. The tradition has continued with Lydia and her husband, Matt, now working with them in the dealership.

As local business people, the Pearce, Raffealli and now Meyer families have always felt the need to be part of the community and to give back wherever and whenever possible. “Our business success is intertwined with the health of everyone in our community,” says Sandy. “For that reason we have been involved with many organizations in the community whose goals are the health and vitality of all our citizens.”

The Raffealli’s inherited their support and commitment to the Boys & Girls Club from Bill Pearce who was a strong supporter of the organization for many years. “Continuing his support has helped us to foster an organization whose goals we strongly support: a safe, nurturing environment where children and families can reach their potential,” says Sandy. “Along the way we have made some terrific friends whose commitment to the Club we greatly admire. We are proud of the legacy we are able to continue.”

It’s time to Tee it up

Join us Friday, August 23, 2013 for Microsoft Licensing’s 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows at the Resort at Red Hawk. The event features a “Welcome Party” the night before the tournament with great tee prizes for each player. Don’t wait to register, only 128 players in this year’s tournament field.

Various sponsorship levels are available including $350 per player or $1,200 foursome. For more information contact Allyson Freedland, (775) 331-5437 ext. 208 or

Click here to register or for more information