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This second issue of The Club Insider marks my ninth month on the job here as President & CEO and I am pleased to report a few of our most exciting highlights from the past few months.   We have completed a 3-year organizational strategic plan that will serve as our north star so that […]


Can you share a little bit about ECC and your mission? Executive Council Charities is a 501(c)(3) Arizona nonprofit corporation dedicated to helping youth in our community. Our goal is to provide grants to programs and nonprofit organizations focused on helping youth in Arizona overcome adversity and reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible […]


Tell us what you have been up to since graduating high school. After graduating high school in 2014 I served a two-year proselyting mission for my church in Oklahoma. Soon after returning in the summer of 2016, I enrolled at Arizona State University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering. After my freshman year […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale receives Now is the Moment grant award from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ (September 15, 2021) – On Monday, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (BGCS) was among 71 organizations selected to receive funding through the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust’s Now is the Moment Grants Commemoration, a single-day investment in Maricopa County’s nonprofit community. The grant was presented to BGCS as a complete surprise […]

Thunderbirds Charities awards $50,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale to support local youth

Grant will fund programming for youth and training for staff Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (BGCS) was awarded $50,000 from Thunderbirds Charities—the charitable giving arm of the Thunderbirds, host of the Waste Management Phoenix Open—to support community youth academically and emotionally. The grant will help the youth development organization combat the negative impacts […]


Ivan Gilreath to take the helm as BGCS President and CEO

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (BGCS), a youth development organization serving thousands of kids and teens at nine locations in and around the north Valley, announced that Ivan Gilreath will fill the role of President and Chief Executive Officer beginning Monday, Feb. 1. “The BGCS Board of Governors is excited to begin this […]

For the Kids – Donor Spotlight: Q & A with David Cohen

How did you first become involved with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale? I was asked to serve on the building committee for the Thunderbirds Branch in Grayhawk in the late 1990s to assist with the construction of that clubhouse. Soon thereafter, I was asked to join the board and served as chair of […]

Where Are They Now – Alumni Spotlight: Q & A with Lizzie Erickson

Lizzie Erickson, a former Vestar Branch Youth of the Year, recently graduated college and has reached out to help build an Alumni Club for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. Tell us what you have been up to since graduating high school. I finished senior year a few weeks ahead of high school graduation […]