K I P S BAY B OY S & G I R L S C L U B
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December 19, 2008, 3:00 pm...going to the Boys & Girls Club...in the snow.
3:00 pm...a place to go
(l. to r.) Daniel Davila, Diamond Bayron, Briana Johnson, Joseph DeShields, Demi Torres, Tierra Hollins
The annual Youth-of-the-Year Program is an important event in our program year, serving as a character and
leadership building experience for the participants, and inspiring hundreds of younger club members to utilize their
Kips Bay years to be the best that they can be. The program is an expression of a youth-development strategy that
we employ throughout our curriculum -- to continually give opportunities for accomplishment and to recognize it in
ways small and impromptu as well as formally. Here are the finalists for the 2009 program. Joseph DeShields was
selected as Club Youth of the Year, who will represent Kips Bay in the state and national program.
The mission of Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club is to improve and enhance the
quality of life for all young people, ages 6 to 18, with special emphasis on
those who need us most. Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club exists to assist as many
young people as possible to realize and achieve their potential for growth
and development, and to attain the skills necessary to live and succeed in
a complex world.
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& STILL-GROWING YEAR!
In 2008 Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club completed its 93rd year of operation and 39th
year at its flagship Lucile Palmaro Clubhouse. Our membership of young people
totaled nearly 13,000, enrolled at eight sites in the Bronx and Camp Sebago in
Harriman State Park.
Kips Bay continues to make an enormous difference in the lives of many more
young people than we might have imagined a short ten years ago. At each service venue our professional staff sets a
high standard for after-school activities and fosters an environment rich in mentoring. On a daily basis we say to each
youngster: “Welcome, participate, make new friends and learn about yourselves, leaving as more capable, competent and
talented members of our vibrant society.”
When I first visited the clubhouse, there was a wood-working shop; it is now a dance studio. We have added a swimming
pool, the Bronx’ only ice skating rink, a gymnasium/performing arts hall, and even an air-supported dome for year-round
sports. Our programs offer more diversity and opportunity than ever in our history. Sports and social recreation are just
the beginning. Our scholarship awards now help 78 outstanding club members attend private high schools and colleges.
Our remarkable summer employment program places more than 1,000 teens. We sponsor both on-line and in-person
college visits. With the benefit of a 2008 federal grant secured by Congressman Joseph Crowley, we offer a pilot anti-obe-
sity program we call “Get Fit, Get Light.”
In late 2009 we will open a second clubhouse in the West Bronx Heights, an area of great need whose residents are eager-
ly awaiting a state-of-the-art Boys & Girls Club facility. In recognition of the generous support of the family of our recent-
ly deceased President of the Board of Trustees, Fritz Coudert, we are proud to name the new West Bronx facility the
“Frederic R. and Margaret Coudert Clubhouse.”
Looking ahead, our challenges are many and varied. Some of our traditional funding from municipal sources has already
been reduced. Foundation gifts are understandably down. The new Coudert Clubhouse will add to annual membership
by 3,000 youngsters and require one million dollars in annual operating costs.
I thank each of our professional staff members led by our Executive Director, Dan Quintero, for their dedication. I also
thank my colleagues on the Board of Trustees, supporting organizations and individual donors for their partnership, their
financial contributions and their confidence that our programs make a difference!
Thank you all.
Paul H. Ross
President of the Board of Trustees
TOUGH TIMES...BEST OF TIMES
Dear Friends of Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club:
Yes, it’s tough. Fundraising from foundations, corporations, individuals, government -- all
down. But you knew that. If endowments are down, or sales, or a family’s income is
diminished or worse, charitable giving is affected.
What is to be done? In November of 2008 our finance committee met to reduce the
newly adopted FY 09 budget by 8%. We froze vacancies and that has reduced expens-
es further. We have reduced retirement contributions for staff, and reduced program-
ming hours for youngsters. More is on the table.
What has changed? In the most fundamental way, nothing! We are still the positive
place for kids. Youngsters still pursue a sports passion, get help in math, learn to
swim, enjoy a hot dinner while waiting for a working parent to come home, or join the
K-Company and perform at the circus…
At Kips Bay it is the Best of Times. And we ask for your partnership…again.
THANK YOU PAUL SINGER FAMILY FOUNDATION
(l. to r.) Daniel Quintero, Annie Dickerson, Paul Ross, Margaret Hoover, Tony Santiago
Annie Dickerson, VP Singer Family Foundation, presents Daniel Quintero, Executive Director of Kips
Bay Boys & Girls Club, with a munificent first-time gift of $50,000 on behalf of philanthropist Paul
Singer. Paul H. Ross, President of the Kips Bay Board of Trustees, jointed Quintero in welcoming
Dickerson and Margaret Hoover to the flagship Lucile Palmaro Clubhouse.
ALL-STAR “FANFEST” HELPS KIPS BAY
Kips Bay’s standing with Major League Baseball was demonstrated at this year’s All-Star game celebrations, promoted
through the City as “Fanfest.” Fifty (50) of our youngsters stepped off the red carpet parade of All-Stars in mid-town, and
our playground at the Palmaro Clubhouse was replaced compliments of Major League Baseball.
SUMMER DAY CAMP 2008
Summer Day Camp remains a valuable
staple of our wide-ranging youth program.
Our camp offers working parents the
assurance that their youngsters will be
safe, supervised and stimulated from (as
early as) 7:30 am to (as late as) 7:00 pm,
while provided with breakfast, lunch and
snack. One technique that makes Day
Camp work is the groups we form, which
quickly bond and stay together for the
whole summer, and are attended by the
same Summer Youth Employment worker.
This group posed during an afternoon arts
and craft class.
“GET FIT, GET LIGHT” PROGRAM LAUNCHED
We call it “Get Fit, Get Light,” and it is our new obesity prevention program funded with a Center for Disease Control and
Prevention grand sponsored by Congressman Joseph Crowley. The program combines vigorous exercise in “life-long”
sports with instruction in nutrition and healthy living habits. The national crisis in youth obesity is greatly accentuated in
the Bronx, as shown in data from the Family Weight Management Program of nearby Jacobi Medical Center, which
helped us to design the program.
RICK GOINGS & TUPPERWARE BRING ICE-T TO KIPS BAY
Rapper and “Law and Order” star Ice-T recently
visited Kips Bay, courtesy of Rick Goings and
Tupperware Corporation. Goings, Tupperware
CEO and outgoing Chairman of Boys & Girls
Club of America, frequently visits clubs with
celebrity role models. Ice-T sat in on a session
of “DJ Academy,” a new entrepreneurial teen
program, in which 25 participants learn about
the music industry and write and record their
own songs. On this occasion, six lucky teens
sang their own songs for Ice-T to critique.
Touring the Palmaro Clubhouse, Ice-T came
upon a group of club members from St. Joseph’s
School for the Deaf (photo left) who taught him
to sign “I love you.” Children from St. Joseph’s
have attended Kips Bay programs for 25 years.
Ice-T and youngsters from St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf.
A R O U N D T H E L U C I L E PA L M A R O C L U B H O U S E
Bronx’ only ice
thanks to the
Association for a
and uniform dona-
tion from their
“Goals & Dreams”
Dancing with the Stars
Pajama day on Valentine’s Day Move over, Minnesota Fats
Photography: Edgar Pineda
K-Company at the Circus Kips Bay Mustangs
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH
SUPER CHAMPION - $500,000-$1,000,000
Mr. & Mrs. Frederic R. "Fritz" Coudert
New York City Department of Youth & Community Development
Charles Hayden Foundation
CHAMPION - $100,000-$499,999
The After School Corporation New York State Department of Health
City of New York Department for the Aging The Pinkerton Foundation
GOLD CIRCLE - $50,000-$99,999
Benjamin Moore & Company French - American Aid for Children O'Connor Capital Partners
Boys & Girls Clubs of America HELP USA The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation
The Clark Foundation Montague H. Hackett, Jr. Turn 2 Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York Major League Baseball Charity United States Office of Juvenile Justice
Electrolux Major Appliances Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Mott
SILVER CIRCLE - $25,000-$49,999
The Bodman Foundation Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. Paul H. Ross
Crain & Ventolo Associates New York Design Center-Jim Druckman Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust
Filomen M. D'Agostino Foundation Corp. NYS Office of Children & Family Services Washington Square Fund
BENEFACTORS - $10,000-$24,999
Architectural Digest Mrs. Thomas Mellon Evans New York State Alliance of Boys & Girls Club
AXA Foundation Mark E. Fabry Promesa Foundation
Best Buy Children's Foundation First Republic Bank Ronald McDonald House
Ms. Sarah L. Boles Mr. & Mrs. Henry Fownes Mr. Arthur M. Rogers, Jr.
Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation Frederick C. Horner Trust SCO Family of Services
Charles Pavarini, III Design GE Commercial Finance Seth Sprague Education & Charitable
Charlotte Moss Interior Design GOYA Foods Foundation
DavosPharma - Barry Robbins K.E.B. Pest Control, LLC - Edwin Beltran Sims Metal Management Ltd. -Daniel W. Dienst
de Coizart Charitable Trust Mr. & Mrs. Curtis O. Minnis, Sr. St. Joseph School For the Deaf
Dienst & Dotter Ray Negron Travel+Leisure - Ed Kelly
Domingo Magazine The New Yankee Stadium Community Fund
PATRONS - $3,000-$9,999
Artistic Tile, Inc. Cullman & Kravis, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Loppolo
Avery Boardman, Ltd. The Dillon Fund Mr. & Mrs. Francois J. Maisonrouge
Baker Knapp & Tubbs Elle Décor Mario Buatta, Inc.
Lawrence B. Benenson Extra Bases Metropolitan Home
Mr. & Mrs. Mario P. Borini Fairmount Insurance Profiles
Cablevision Gagne' Development Co. RBC Dain Rauscher
Canard, Inc. Scott A. Gress The Robert Allen Group
Mr. & Mrs. W. Ward Carey GTL Construction, LLC Harry Slatkin
Celebrity Moving Mr. & Mrs. Dennis S. Hersch The Stuart Foundation
Century Case Goods House Beautiful TD Bank
Cetra/Ruddy Incorporated JD Audio & Video Design, Inc. United Way of New York
CIBC World Markets Corp. Mr. Peter L. Keane UPS Foundation
Clarence and Anne Dillon Dunwalke Trust Kraft Hardware Inc. Velvet Touch
Crown Janitorial Products Anthony Lawrence-Belfair Mr. & Mrs. A. Manny Villafana
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH
FRIENDS - $1,000-$2,999
All American Collectibles Alyssa Bliss-Greenberg Puerto Rico, U.S.A. Imports, Inc.
Mrs. Ectra Nippert Ames Antonia M. Grumbach Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Quintero
Angelica Healing Barsanti, Inc. Regina Caterers, Inc.
AP Interiors Henry Laird Smith Foundation Related
Barbara Ostrom Associates Estate of Berenice Berke Hetkin Richard Mishaan Design
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Bauer H.O.P.E. for Youth Foundation RM General Contractor Corp.
Bed Bath & Beyond Hudson Bay Environments, Inc. Robert Couturier, Inc.
Blair Design Associates, Inc. James A. MacDonald Foundation Ropart Asset Management, LLC
BP Architects Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Rosita & Philippe Weissberg Center
The Brass Center Industry of New York, Inc. Safeway Construction Ent., Inc.
Bronx Kids, Inc. John L. McHugh Foundation Salsa Caterers, Inc.
Yvonne K. Brown Mr. & Mrs. Randy Jones SB Schonfeld Fund Advisors, LLC
Bulkley Dunton Publishing Group Kenneth Alpert Associates Scalamandre
C. Stasky Associates Kim Eng Securities Schering-Plough Research
Carole Gratale, Inc. Koonyeung’s Corporation Mr. & Mrs. Charles Royce
Ciriello Manufacturing, Inc. Stephanie Krieger Sara Story Design
Citadel Security Agency Dr. Jeanne K. Lawrence Frances Schultz
Ms. Janice Z. Clark Lee Angelakis Sempra Metals Services Group -Brian E.
Mr. Michael Clark Linda Ruderman Interiors Flaherty
Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lindgren Shelly Tile, Inc.
Cly-Del Manufacturing Company Arthur Loeb Stark Carpet Corporation
Coca Cola Bottling Company LOM Property Consulting Stephen Miller Siegel Architects PC, Inc.
The Cozen O'Connor Foundation Lona Design, Inc. Tepper Galleries, Inc.
Creative Source Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Luter Tri-Ling Contracting Corporation
Crown Trophy Susan Lynch UFT Bronx Office
Darren Henault Interiors Manhattan Shade & Glass Co. United Brotherhood of Carpenters &
David Kleinberg Design Associates Clare Elizabeth McKeon Joiners of America
David Netto Design The Meehan Group United Health Service, Inc.
Dessins, Inc. Merrill Lynch VBArchitect
Donghia Furniture/Textile, Ltd Mikimoto America, Ltd Verizon
Duce Construction Danielle Ann Millican Verizon Foundation
Duke Farms Foundation Mr. Salvatore E. Moore Walker Zanger
Duralee/Techstyle Multifabrics, Ltd. Mr. & Mrs. Gary Moyer W.B. Mason
Ms. Teresa Dziedzic Nancy P. Durr Living Trust White Fleishner & Fino, LLP
Eve Robinson Associates, Inc. Pfizer, Inc. William McIntosh Design, LLC
Fanuka Custom Cabinets Philip Gorrivan Design Young & Rubicam
Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, LLC P.L. Wire Tech, Inc. Mrs. Maryann C. Zacharia
F.S.I. of New York, Ltd PNC Bank
PLEASE REMEMBER US IN YOUR WILLS AND TRUSTS
FREDERIC R. “FRITZ” COUDERT
The Bridge Builder
An old man, going a lone highway,
Came, at the evening, cold and gray,
To a chasm, deep and wide,
Through which there flowed a sullen tide.
The old man crossed in the twilight dim,
For the sullen stream had no fears for him,
He turned when he reached the other side,
And built a bridge to span the tide.
"Old man," cried a fellow pilgrim near,
"Why waste your strength with building here,
Your journey will end with the ending day,
Frederic Coudert, President of And you never again will pass this way,
Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club,
You have crossed the chasm deep and wide.
passed away on December 5,
2008. He gave this institution 46 Why build you the bridge at the eventide?"
years of pure passion. He was
enormously generous, his spirit The builder raised his old gray head:
unconquerable. "Good friend, on the path I have come,
There followed after me today
He was truly the “Bridge Builder” A youth whose feet will pass this way.
immortalized in Will Allen This chasm which has been naught to me,
Dromgoole’s poem which hangs in To that youngster may a pitfall be.
the Palmaro Clubhouse lobby, a
He, too must cross in the twilight dim,
tribute to an earlier generation of
Kips Bay voluntary leadership, Good friend, I am building this bridge for him."
which inluded Fritz as a young
man. -Will Allen Dromgoole
Our new Clubhouse is gratefully
named for Fritz and Margaret
EVALUATING OUR WORK
A time of economic downturn, when donors and government funders must make hard decisions
regarding where they put their dollars, accentuates our burden to demonstrate that Boys & Girls
Clubs both enhance young lives and have long-term positive effects. For us the gold standard
in arguing for the value of our work is demonstrated in the three national alumni surveys con-
ducted for Boys & Girls Clubs of America by Louis Harris Associates, most recently in 2007.
Alumni reported that Boys & Girls Clubs continue to have both immediate and long-lasting
impact on their lives. Among the key findings:
1. Up 5% from 1999, 57% of alumni said their Club literally saved their life.
2. Overall, 91% are satisfied with their adult life.
3. 61% became more committed to their education because of Boys & Girls Clubs.
4. 28% would have dropped out of high school if not for their Club.
5. Nationally, 21% of African-American males do not graduate from high school,
while only 2% of Boys & Girls Club African-American males do not finish.
6. 34% of African-American Boys & Girls Club alumni earned a 4-year degree,
compared to the national rate of 16%.
7. 51% achieved a higher level of education than they thought possible because
they were inspired by their Club participation.
We believe that these results would be fully mirrored in a sample of Kips Bay alumni based
upon our observations, what our current Club members and alumni tell us, and the fact that
Kips Bay is universally recognized as one of the premier clubs in the national network.
Nevertheless the responsibility to continually assess and refine our outcomes is always pres-
ent. Accordingly, beginning in early 2008, Kips Bay began to work with consultant John La
Rocca of The Rensselaerville Institute to increase our skills in measuring outcomes from spe-
cific activities. We began with the pilot obesity-prevention initiative referenced elsewhere in
this annual report. With Mr. La Rocca’s assistance outcomes were identified and projected
outcomes were established. In the first pilot cycle of 60 participants we found that: 41%
achieved a satisfactory level of nutrition knowledge, 30% modified their eating behavior in
healthy ways, 67% exercised vigorously for 45 minutes twice a week for 8 weeks, and 83%
lost at least 2% of their starting weight. This outcome quantification will continue as an ongo-
Numbers of participants in activities also help to tell our story. For example, in program year
2008 1,013 teens were placed in summer jobs, 52 youngsters participated in the Bronx’ only
hockey instruction program, about 800 enrolled in some component of the baseball program,
1,400 got help with home work, 32 talented youngsters were members of the K-Company
touring dance and vocal troupe, and 78 (triple the number from 4 years ago) received our
scholarships to private high schools and colleges to cite just a few participation statistics.
Paul H. Ross, President
Mrs. W. Ward Carey, Vice President Montague H. Hackett, Jr., Vice President
Ms. Cynthia Coudert, Vice President Curtis O. Minnis, Sr., Vice President/Secretary
Scott A. Gress, Vice President Debralee Nelson, Vice President/Treasurer
Mario P. Borini Mark Fabry Mrs. Charles H. Mott
Steven L. Boyd Brian E. Flaherty Olivier Peardon
Gary Crain Jeffrey Pipes Guice Nicholas Radford
Daniel W. Dienst Gregory A. Hersch Barry Robins
James P. Druckman Ed Kelly Michael L. Siden
Mrs. Thomas M. Evans Ms. Ketty Pucci-Sisti Maisonrouge Hon. Leslie Crocker Snyder
Mr. E. Albert Berol Arthur M. Rogers, Jr. Manuel A. Villafana
Mrs. Henry Fownes Dennis Smith Mrs. Manuel A. Villafana
Harry Hinson John R. Suydam, Jr. Mrs. John G. Winslow
Peter L. Keane
Mrs. Victoria C. Lindgren, Chairman
Mrs. John L. McWilliams, Vice-Chairman
Miss Lorinda J. Laub, Co-Chairman
Mrs. Michael Nash Ambler Mrs. Philip C. Gorrivan Miss Jodi Sandman
Ms. Valerie Bannon Ms. Susan Zises Green Miss. Kimberly Simonton
Mrs. Seymour W. Bernstein Ms. Victoria Dayton Hansen Mrs. Andrew Solomon
Mrs. Philip J. Bowers Ms. Deborah Kanabis Ms. Laurel Southworth
Mrs. William J. Brennan, Jr. Ms. Natasha Kazmer Ms. Katherine Stephens
Mrs. W. Ward Carey Mrs. Robert LaBadie Mrs. Timothy J. Stone
Mrs. John W. Chappell Mrs. John L. Lesher, Jr. Mrs. Nancy Stratford-Jones
Ms. J. Robert Collins, Jr. Mrs. J. Michael Loening Mrs. Michael J. Sullivan
Mrs. David Condo Ms. Stephanie Loomis Mrs. Herbert W. Swain, Jr.
Mrs. Kathryn M. Deane-Krantz Mrs. William B. MacRae Mrs. Leith Rutherfurd Talamo
Ms. Susan DeAngelis Mrs. Frederick W. Martens, Jr. Ms. Valerie N. Urry
Ms. Jacqueline Didier Ms. Mia Mayer Miss Stacy E. Waggoner
Mrs. Patrick Duval Mrs. Neil A. McConnell Miss Allison P. Wagner
Mrs. Thomas M. Evans Mrs. Charles H. Mott Ms. Matsi Walsh
Ms. Elizabeth Fallon Mrs. John S. B. Oler Mrs. Jeannette Warner-Goldstein
Ms. Fran Fields Mrs. Ingrid Henrichsen O’Neill Mrs. Matthew Webster
Mrs. Jon J. Fields Miss Maria Parasugo Mrs. Marilyn White
Mrs. Brian E. Flaherty Miss Frances Pildes Ms. Jan A. Wysocki
Mrs. Henry Fownes Ms. Kelly Piper
Miss Mary B. Gallagher Mrs. Joseph Sambuco
Board of Managers
Edwin Beltran, President Fernando Brinn Jim Stone
Nick Albano, Vice-President Debbie Del Franco Danixa M. Vega
Ron Lawson, Treasurer Scott Fowler Jonathan Williams
Eileen Cruz-Minnis, Secretary Curtis O. Minnis, Sr. Dee Wingfield
Daniel Quintero, Executive Director
Yvonne K. Brown, Operations Director Jose Rodriquez, Director of Community Based Sites
Andrew McFall, Deputy Operations Director Tony Santiago, Foundation & Gov. Director
Harold Maldonado, Senior Director of Program Development Jennifer Skoda, Special Events Director
Yolonda Brisbane, Unit Director Yvette St. Just, Director of Administrative Affairs
Lynn Galvin, Director of Sponsorships & Corporate Relations Robert K. Smits, Legal Counsel (pro bono)
SUMMARY OF INCOME AND EXPENSES
FOR YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2008
R EVENUE : I NCOME S OURCES
5% Camp Fees & Other 2% Corporations
4% Rentals, Interest & Dividends 17% Special Events
SPECIAL EVENTS: $1,737,863
GOVERNMENT GRANTS: 3,176,666
INDIVIDUALS: 2,387,941 Individuals
RENTALS, INTEREST, DIVIDENDS: 441,371
CAMP FEES AND OTHER SUPPORT: 549,322
CORPORATIONS: 185,101 32% Government Grants
TOTAL: 10,078,664 16%
E XPENSES : P ROGRAM S ERVICE E XPENSES
8% 5% Senior Center
CAREER AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: 1,176,674 8%
Social Recreation & the Arts
SPORTS, FITNESS & HEALTH: 496,522
SOCIAL RECREATION & THE ARTS: 567,012 7%
CAMP: 557,579 Sports, Fitness & Health
SENIOR CENTER: 372,433
Career & Character
S UPPORTING S ERVICES : E XPENSE D ISTRIBUTION
FUNDRAISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS: 1,021,520 11%
TOTAL SUPPORTING SERVICES: 2,091,190 Public Relations
TOTAL EXPENSES: $ 9,200,710
ENDING NET ASSET BALANCE: $ 25,173,751
77% Program Services
The accounts of Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Inc. for fiscal year 2008 have been examined
by Loeb & Troper, L.L.P., Certified Public Accountants. Detailed figures are available upon
request including figures on Investments and Capital Improvements. Annual operating
deficits, if any, are addressed with transfers from endowment resources.
Debralee Nelson, Treasurer
In 2008 the New York Yankees and Major
League Baseball supported Kips Bay with a
generous capital gift of $75,000 for our new
Coudert Clubhouse, now under construction
one mile north of Yankee Stadium in the West
Bronx Heights. A second gift of $15,100
came via the “New Yankee Stadium
Community Benefits Fund.” At left Dan
Quintero thanks Randy Levine in the now
“old” Yankee Stadium “Great Moments
Join us for this year’s Yankee game event in
the magnificent new stadium. Tickets: 718-
893-8600 x245 Corporate Sponsorship
Randy Levine (left) President, New York Yankees, and Daniel Quintero at 2nd
annual Yankee Stadium Evening.
ANGEL IN AMERICA
A quarter century ago Angel Feliciano played
with Daniel Quintero on the Lehman College
baseball team. A young man from the tough
Hunts Point section of the South Bronx, Angel
went on to a 20-year career on Wall Street
where, he says, “God blessed me.” Wanting
to use his expertise (technology) to help needy
kids, Angel joined the non-profit Per Scholas
computer recycling organization, where he
reconnected with Dan at Kips Bay. Angel then
joined ASI System Integration Services, on
the condition that he could make computer
donations to Bronx children. At left, Angel
makes a fall 2008 visit with a donation of 20
computers. Mr. Feliciano denies that Dan is
holding pictures from those college days.
Daniel Quintero (left) Angel Feliciano
Executive Director’s Message
ONWARD & UPWARD
It is with great angst that I address you this year with the acknowledgement that
we are all not doing as well financially as we have in the past. That being said,
our experience during the tough economic times is that our services are needed
much more, and the demand becomes greater.
While we have taken steps as an organization to retool, retrench, and tweak how
we deliver our services, we’ve been fortunate thus far not to downsize what we
consider one of our most valued resources: our staff.
As we move forward, we are in the midst of concluding the construction on our new West Bronx site, while also imple-
menting many new and needed programs. These include: Obesity Prevention, Media Arts Workshops, and Passport to
Manhood. So while we have been fiscally conservative, we are still on the cutting edge of program development and meet-
ing the needs of our children.
In the 2009 program year we anticipate between 13,000 and 14,000 children. These children would not be able to take
advantage of our very comprehensive and diverse services, e.g., job readiness, citizenship and leadership programs, den-
tal services, technology, SAT Prep, and college readiness programs — along with our physical education and recreation
programs — were it not for our loyal institutional and individual donors. So many of you join us every year to take part in
and appreciate the biggest and best Show House in the nation. We are deeply grateful. Your attendance and ongoing
support of our organization is important. The work we do is life changing for youngsters 6 through 18 and we cannot
accomplish it without you.
So now more than ever we ask for your help to help our children. Please consider donating time, resources, and rela-
tionships to our shared mission. Times are hard but together we can develop this city’s youth so they can be prepared
for the challenges of tomorrow. The Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club rests on the shoulders of so many individuals...just like you.
On behalf of the over 13,000 children in our programs, I thank you.
Daniel Quintero playing baseball at Kips Bay.
Invest With Us
In Boys & Girls Clubs we often say that the most important thing that we, as administrators,
must insure is that, every day, each child who walks through the door is met by an adult pro-
fessional who cares.
For Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, this is an enormous responsibility, given that 2,200 youngsters
walk through our doors every day...more than 13,000 unduplicated Club Members this year.
This is our promise to you when you invest your dollars and your time with Kips Bay: We will
provide an environment, beginning with a talented and dedicated staff, that nourishes and
guides every child and young adult.
Social Recreation director Danny Rivera exemplifies the commitment we live by every day:
Each child who walks through the door is met by an adult professional who cares.
Daniel Quintero, 718-893-8600 x240, email@example.com
Paul H. Ross, 212-867-8873, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony Santiago, 718-893-8600 x242, email@example.com