Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Honors Individuals for Outstanding Service in 2014

December-Board-recognitionBoys & Girls Clubs of Porter County honored several individuals for their leadership, dedication and contributions to our organization and mission at the December Board meeting. The following Board members were recognized for their efforts in our annual “It Just Takes One” fundraising campaign:

Campaign Award for Securing Largest Increase in a Donor – Larry Moore
Most Innovative Campaign Fundraiser - Jeff Leetz
Top Campaign Fundraiser – Timothy Rice
Appreciation for Service as “It Just Takes One” Campaign Chair – Michael Simpson
Appreciation for Service as Resource Development Committee Chair – Todd Elliott

The following individuals were presented with the National Boys & Girls Clubs of America Service to Youth Award for their dedication and years of service to our kids:

Todd Elliott, Board member – 5 years of service
Bob Mahoney, Kidstop Staff member – 5 years of service
Andrew Wojkovich, South Haven Unit Staff member – 10 years of service

Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Medallion and National Silver Medallion are given to individuals for outstanding and extraordinary service to youth through Boys & Girls Clubs Movement. This year, Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County is pleased to recognize two Board members with the award:

Michael Simpson – National Medallion
David Hollenbeck – National Silver Medallion

Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Award of Merit is presented to a community member who has devoted and outstanding service to a Boys & Girls Club and/or organization. Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County isproud to announce the 2014 National Award of Merit recipient is Mark Chamberlain, CEO of Lakeside Wealth Management. Great Futures Start HERE thanks to the contributions of these individuals and others like them.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County:
For more than forty years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County ( has enabled young people to achieve GREAT futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Four Club sites and nine Kidstop locations throughout Porter County serves nearly 5,000 young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County provides a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. When school is out, our Clubs are in! Learn more about membership, volunteer opportunities, or how to make a tax deductible donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County by contacting your local Club at (219) 464-7282, or by visiting,, and Great Futures Start HERE.