Get to Know Us

All kids deserve a great future.

But too often, the tools and experiences they need — the building blocks of success — are out of reach. The good news? Kids can count on Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Ohio.

We are a team of educators, parents, Club alumni, community leaders, and everyday citizens. We give our time, energy, and resources to help the kids who need us the most.

We are more than an organization. We are a movement.

About Us

History

We began in 1948 as the Westside Boys Club, serving the Franklinton and Hilltop communities. Today, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Ohio have eight Clubs that support more than 4,000 children and teens in Columbus, Marion, and Newark.

Mission

Our mission is to enable young people to reach their full potential.

What We Do

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Ohio offer safe spaces for kids ages 6 to 18 to learn and grow both socially and emotionally — through comprehensive, affordable afterschool and summer programming. In all that we do, we focus on Academic Success, Good Character and Leadership, Healthy Lifestyles, and Socio-Emotional Health.

Members

Each kid comes to us with a unique set of strengths, circumstances, and needs. Our members are accepted, acknowledged, and supported regardless of race, ethnicity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, and religion.

Community

Our donors and advocates provide critical resources to our staff, so they in turn can give kids the tools they need to be healthy and successful. Together, we show our kids that they are capable, worthy, and deserving of great futures.

Thank you to our Board of Directors!

2021 Board

Jonica Armstrong
Community Volunteer

Raj Bellani
Denison University

Chris Boyd
Merrill Lynch

Bob Brokaw
Fifth Third Bank

Bryan Carson
Huntington Bank

Dr. Melissa Crum
Mosaic Education Network

Rhea Cunningham
Feazel

Randy Dupler
Dupler Office

Tony Garrison
Bath & Body Works International

Phil Goldstein, Secretary
Community Volunteer

David Hatcher
The Champion Companies

Stephanie Infante
Lindy Infante Foundation

Laurie Kamerer, 2nd Vice President
Denison University

Catherine Kennedy
Community Volunteer

Johnathan Northup, 1st Vice President
Huntington Bank

Sandra Rich, Immediate Past President
Nationwide

Mike Schott, 3rd Vice President
Harold C. Schott Foundation

Ryan Trierweiler
Safelite AutoGlass

Sarah Wallace
First Federal Savings

Steve Weis, President
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

Lifetime Trustees

George Arnold
H.R. Gray

Kimberly L. Henderson
Community Volunteer

Renee Hawkins
AEP

Mark Johnson
Deloitte

Tani Mann
The Dispatch Printing Company

James (Randy) Randolph, Treasurer
Community Volunteer

Anthony Reilly
Ascend Advisory Group

Gene Smith
The Ohio State University


Great futures start with a community that cares.
We hope you’ll join us!