Boys & Girls Clubs Washington State Alliance- Who We Are

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  • A separate 501-c-4 non-profit corporation
  • Unites the independently operating Boys & Girls Clubs in the state of Washington
  • Provides a mechanism for joint decision making, communication, exchange of ideas, and cooperative action among Clubs in the state of Washington
  • Promotes public awareness of youth development and challenges facing today’s youth
  • Provides a mechanism for distribution of state funding to the member Clubs, and a liaison between the Clubs and state government


Why Are the Boys & Girls Clubs a good investment for the State of Washington?

  • Boys & Girls Club programs tie directly into helping the state achieve community goals
  • We stretch state dollars through matching funding, thereby easing state costs
  • Boys & Girls Club partnerships assist local communities in reaching educational goals in a highly cost effective manner
  • Youth in the Boys & Girls Clubs have fewer contacts with law enforcement, stay in school more often, and achieve better grades—all important benefits to our state, local communities and families


Alliance Leadership

President: Mark Starnes, Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

Treasurer: Brian Ace, Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties, Pasco, WA

Secretary: Heather Powell, Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County, Bellingham, WA

Government Relations: Noelle Hardt, Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Government Affairs Directors: Brad Boswell & Vicki Christophersen, Olympia, WA