Boys & Girls Clubs of America Appoints Two New Executive Vice Presidents
ATLANTA, Dec. 29 — Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing youth development organizations, has created two new Executive Vice President positions.
BGCA's Senior Vice President of Resource Development, Cynthia (Cyndi) Court, has been named Executive Vice President, Resource Development and Marketing. Diversified Nonprofit Services (DNS) President Kirk Dominick, a former BGCA staffer, has rejoined the organization as Executive Vice President, Club Services. Funding for these two new positions comes from the B.C. McCabe Foundation. Both Court and Dominick will report directly to BGCA President and CEO Roxanne Spillett.
Court and Dominick have more than 40 years of experience in the nonprofit arena. "Under Cyndi and Kirk's leadership, we will continue to position Boys & Girls Clubs of America as a true advocate for our nation's young people by illustrating the positive impact we are making in their lives every day," said Spillett.
Most recently, Court served as BGCA's Senior Vice President, Resource Development and was chiefly responsible for BGCA's Centennial Campaign (2005-2007) that raised some $228 million. Under her leadership, the development team increased overall giving, including corporate philanthropy; enhanced corporate relations and cause marketing; significantly increased the engagement of national trustees, and strengthened resource development operations. Court's team also executed a highly successful planned giving strategy, resulting in nearly $80 million in expectations for local Boys & Girls Clubs, and launched a national gift annuity fund as a service to Clubs.
With the added responsibility of overseeing BGCA's marketing efforts, Court will work closely with the organization's Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Evan McElroy, to create strategic messaging across all channels to illustrate the organization's effectiveness and support fundraising nationally and locally.
Before joining BGCA in 2002 as Vice President, Planned and Major Gifts, Court held executive positions at the Arthritis Foundation and Salvation Army where she consistently advanced the organizations' fundraising capacity. Court holds a B.A. in English and History and B. Ed., Middle/High School through New York University in Toronto, Canada. She is married with three children.
Dominick is a Club alumnus with more than 17 years of experience in the Boys & Girls Club Movement, including Chief Professional Officer of the Boys & Girls Club of Greenville, North Carolina. After nine years at the local level, Dominick joined Boys & Girls Clubs of America as a Regional Service Director in the Southeast, before moving into the organization's Government Relations department. Here, as a Senior Director, he led a team of state alliance executives that grew state funding from to $30 million.
Dominick left BGCA to broaden his nonprofit experience base by accepting the position of President, Diversified Nonprofit Services (DNS) a for-profit consulting firm headquartered in Greenville. Dominick helped create a new vision, strategy, performance targets, business products and work plans to support the company's successful expansion.
Dominick holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice form East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. He is married with two children.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has been changing and saving young lives, providing hope and opportunity for kids who need them most. Today, some 4,300 Clubs serve 4.8 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Known as The Positive Place for Kids, Boys & Girls Clubs can be found all across the country and on U.S. military bases throughout the world. Clubs provide young people ages 6-18 with guidance-oriented character development programs conducted by trained, professional staff. In communities large and small, Clubs positively impact lives and help young people reach their full potential as productive, caring citizens. Key Boys & Girls Club programs emphasize leadership development; education and career exploration; community service; financial literacy; health and life skills; the arts; sports, fitness and recreation; and family outreach. In a recent Harris Survey of Club alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their life. National headquarters are located in Atlanta.