BGCGS names interim director, schedules May 7 fundraiser

By Sarah Brown
Lebanon Local
Madison Yock has been named interim Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam executive director following the Jan. 4 resignation of former director Kris Latimer. The board of directors hopes to find Latimer’s replacement this summer.
“The search committee is working diligently to make sure we find the right person to carry the organization forward,” said Board President Jared Cornell.
Yock has been with the club for almost seven years, spending five as its director of operations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in child development and psychology from Oregon State University, and will receive her master’s in public administration from Penn State next year.
The club provides critical programs and services for Lebanon and Sweet Home children, including high-quality early childhood education, after-school programs, daily meals, youth athletics, summer camps, and workforce training and development.
“BGCGS has a unique opportunity to care for our community’s children from the age of 3 until they enter adulthood,” Yock wrote in an email. “We are dedicated to supporting our community’s children and helping them grow to realize their full potential.”
Currently, the club, which relies on donations, has been offered a $250,000 matching gift if it can raise the first $250,000 from the community by May 7. Its “High-$5” fundraising effort encourages people to contribute a minimum of $5 per month, or $60 for a year. Donors receive T-shirts, and those who donate $25 or more per month will also get free access to the BGCGS Annual Benefit Auction after-party and live concert featuring Fogline, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Cheadle Lake. The event includes games, food, drinks and a warm bonfire.
To donate, or to purchase tickets to the concert, visit the club’s Facebook event page at fb.me/e/2rWWN9INo.
For more information, call (541) 258-7105.