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Jordan Hickman, age 10, works on his homework in the Coudert Clubhouse computer center. We designed our new clubhouse, which opened in June 2010, to feature digital technology throughout.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg attended the 2011 Decorator Show House President’s Preview, presenting an award to designer Jamie Drake. Here the Mayor engages with members of the Coudert Clubhouse Choir which performed.


You know him as a judge on “So You Think You Can Dance”, but Nigel Lythgoe is also the Executive Producer of “American Idol” and the founder of “Dizzy Feet Foundation.” In the latter capacity Nigel has teamed with PBS’ “Angelina Ballerina” to give dance scholarships. On his November 18, 2010 visit to a K-Company performance, Mr. Lythgoe announced two $2,500 scholarships for Kips Bay club members to be awarded in June 2011.

Erica Strubbe-Montalvo, Assistant Performing Arts Director, has named Jhane Hughes (front row, left) and Imani de Jesus (front row, center) as the scholarship winners. Jhane, age 9, has been in our dance program for 3 years and wants to pursue ballet. Imani, age 11, has danced at “The Bay” for 4 years and favors ballet and hip-hop.

MISSION STATEMENT 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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President's Message

MILESTONES I’m writing on the day after the President’s Preview -- the elegant evening which inaugurates the yearly East Side rite of spring that is the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Decorator Show House! Our signature event, our single largest fund raising activity, is an enormous undertaking. Each year, astonishingly, it all comes together. It does so through the love and labor of hundreds of patrons, volunteers, designers, and staff members. Add thousands of visitors, and the annual miracle is complete. I thank each and every one of them. My association with “The Bay” - as generations of youngsters have fondly called their Club - began 31 years ago. With that span of time logged, I find myself thinking about some of the many milestones, expressed numerically, that speak to our longevity, our accomplishments, and our challenges as well. Let me share with you just a few of the milestones that I reflect on in my fourth year of guiding the voluntary leadership of this institution: 96 — years in the mission of improving lives of youngsters, ages 6 to 18. 41 — years in the Bronx, having relocated from the Manhattan clubhouse on East 52nd Street in order to serve a much larger pool of youngsters. 39 — years of the Decorator Show House, recognized as the finest in the nation. 10 — years that we labored to build our new Frederic R. & Margaret Coudert Clubhouse, adding to expenses, despite reductions in charitable giving and government funding. 12,000 — annual club members enrolled at 10 locations throughout the Bronx. I know that you, who have taken a few minutes to read this message, care deeply for the positive development of children and young people in our city. You can join me, and 24 active and 12 honorary trustees, by getting involved. No one in the charity world ever recalls rejecting a check, but your participation will generate so much more satisfaction. Contact me at 212-867-8873 or to discuss what you and I can do together – even at the trustee level. May that call be a milestone in your life, and for thousands of current and future club members.

Paul H. Ross President of the Board of Trustees

kips bay boys and girls club be great - At the club Dear Friends of “The Bay,� You've seen Boys & Girls Clubs of America's slogan, "Be Great," adorning bill boards along with an image of a youthful Denzel Washington, our national spokesman, who attended the Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon as a youngster. It is a perfect message because it captures, in just two words, the opportunity that awaits every child who comes to us. I trust that the images and comments that follow in this section of the annual report will convey to you that Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club truly is the safe and positive place where more than 12,000 youngsters this year can strive to be great. I invite you to help. On the back page you will find my phone and e-mail. I am always happy to speak with you and to welcome you as a partner. Thank you for coming to "our house." Daniel Quintero Lucile Palmaro Clubhouse April 2011


Kimberly Tejada (l.), Breanna Garcia, Owaoma Okwu-Uwa and Onyeka Uwa are on the team that creates the Coudert Clubhouse newspaper, KIDS PRESS. Youngsters select, research and write stories, take photos, create the layout on computer, copy and collate, and distribute KIDS PRESS.


No American of the 20th Century exemplified greatness more than Jackie Robinson, who broke baseball’s color line in 1947. His story is one that every youngster should know. That is why we were delighted to welcome his daughter, Sharon Robinson (left), and Gina Hemphill of MLB network (and daughter of track legend, Jessie Owens), who brought a baseball clinic to Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club on Jackie Robinson Day 2010.


Stephanie Batista (l.) and Tiffany Franco, both 11, spar under the watchful eyes of Sensei Norman Smith, our karate instructor for 25 years. Annually, more than 250 club members take karate instruction, 60% of them girls and young women.


When Aquatics Director Dwayne Lindo joined Kips Bay four years ago he found that our travelling swim team, the Kips Bay Makos, had been defunct for three years. That changed in a hurry. In year one 13 youngsters participated. Currently we have 61 enthusiastic Mako members. As this story was prepared, the team had just returned from a competition in Washington, D.C., where our boys placed first. Dwayne’s love of aquatics is deeply personal. When his mom died in her sleep in his 14th year, Dwayne found comfort in his local pool, even though he didn’t swim. But he quickly learned and was a life guard at 16, and soon after a Red Cross certified life guard instructor. Competitive swimming, he says, teaches discipline, self-confidence and the work ethic – all of which extend into other life arenas. Our pool is busy. In addition to the Makos team members, 375 youngsters take swimming instruction in an average year. More than 800 come for recreational swimming, including club members from our homeless shelter, Housing Authority and school sites, and summer day campers.

Aaliyah Casiano (l.), Carmona Johnson

VENuS IN ThE hOuSE Tennis superstar Venus Williams was a recent visitor on behalf of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Ms. Williams charmed and inspired youngsters and staff alike with warmth, graciousness and a message of hard work, healthy living and education as the keys to success. After Venus led young club members in exercises and took their questions, she patiently posed for pictures with any youngster who wished -- and that was every child in attendance. At right she engaged with a delighted youngster who had drawn Venus’ picture in anticipation of the visit. The Williams’ visit is a continuation of ongoing Kips Bay programming to combat the rising tide of youth obesity, which is much accentuated in our borough of the Bronx. We feature family fitness nights with healthy cooking demonstrations, speaker/mentors, farmers’ market visits, and our swimming-based exercise and nutrition education program called “ Get Fit/Get Light” . As our nation fights youth obesity Boys & Girls Clubs are on the front line. Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club is proudly among them.

Thank You So Very Much SUPER CHAMPION - Over $1,000,000 New York City Department of Youth & Community Development Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

CHAMPION - $500,000 - $1,000,000 New York City Council New York City Housing Authority

PLATINUM - $100,000 - $499,999 Boys & Girls Clubs of America Charles Hayden Foundation Mrs. Frederic R . Coudert City of New York Department for the Aging New York City Department of Education New York State Department of Health The Paul Singer Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Manuel A Villafaña

GOLD CIRCLE - $50,000 - $99,999 Anonymous The After School Corporation Benjamin Moore & Company

The Clark Foundation French - American Aid for Children

HELP USA Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Mott

SILVER CIRCLE - $25,000-$49,999 The JP Morgan Chase Foundation LAN Doctors Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.

New York Design Center- Jim Druckman New York Yankees Foundation

Richard J. Fasenmyer Foundation Paul H. Ross

BENEFACTORS - $10,000 - $24,999 ABC Carpet & Home American Express Publishing - Ed Kelly Mr. & Mrs. Michael Aglialoro Ms. Sarah L. Boles Charles Pavarini, III Design Consolidated Edison Company Crown Janitorial Products DavosPharma - Barry Robins de Coizart Charitable Trust

Mr. & Mrs. Armand J. Del Medico Elle Décor Mrs. Thomas Mellon Evans Facility Fund Mr. & Mrs. Henry Fownes The New Yankee Stadium Community Liz O’Brien Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust

Robert K. Smits Scalamandre - Louis Renzo Sims Metal Management, Inc. Daniel W. Dienst Turkey Hill Dairy Turn 2 Foundation Washington Square Fund

Thank You So Very Much PATRONS - $3,000 - $9,999 Lawrence B. Benenson Blaylock Robert Van, LLC Mr. & Mrs. Mario P. Borini Bunny Williams Incorporated Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation The Coca-Cola Company Steven L. Boyd Ms. Cynthia Coudert & Mr. Brian Morris Crain & Ventolo Associates Cullman & Kravis, Inc. deCoizart Charitable Trust Drake Design Associates, Inc. Mark Fabry Fairmount Insurance

Panda Gate Gilt Group Mr. & Mrs. Paul S. Goldstein GOYA Foods, Inc. GTL Construction, LLC The Henry Laird Smith Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Dennis S. Hersch Mr. & Mrs. Gregory A. Hersch Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman K.E.B. Pest Control, LLC- Edwin Beltran Mr. & Mrs. Michael T. Keough Kohler Interiors Arthur L. Loeb Mr. & Mrs. Francois J. Maisonrouge Mathew Patrick Smyth, Inc.

McMillen, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Curtis O. Minnis, Sr. Ms. Debralee Nelson & Mr. Christopher Grimm New York Road Runners Club One King Lane PNC Bank Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP Robert Stilin, LLC Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Rogers, Jr. Hon. Leslie Crocker Snyder TD Bank Veranda Magazine Velvet Touch Young & Rubicam

FRIENDS - $1,000 - $2,999 @Properties Andrew W. Raquet Interior Design, Inc. Artistic Tile, Inc. - Lauren Cherkas Artistic Tile, Inc. - Nancy Epstein Asprey New York Barbara Ostrom Associates Barclays Capital, Inc. Bed Bath & Beyond The Brass Center Yvonne K. Brown Brunschwig & Fils, Inc. T. Olivier Peardon CA, Inc. Canard, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Ward W. Carey Linda K. Carlson Celebrity Moving Citadel Security Agency Coca Cola Bottling Company Sandra Coudert Craig Van Don Brullee/Furniture Duce Construction Estate of Lisa P. Hyde F.S.I. of New York, Ltd Antonia M. Grumbach GSB Consulting, LLC

Hudson Bay Environments, Inc. Jim Thomspon Thai Silk Company John L. McHugh Foundation Christian Juarez Kenneth Alpert Associates Kim Eng Securities Kohler Distributing Company Koonyeung Young Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Loening LOM Property Consulting Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Lopopolo Susan Lynch Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Mackie Ms. Gigi Mahon Mario Buatta, Inc. Mrs. Frederic Martens Martin Albert Interiors Martin Printing Oba McMillan Montague H. Hackett, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Gary Moyer NJK Holding Corporation Mr. & Mrs. Jay A. Novak Pair & Cahoon, Inc. Paulson & Co, Inc. Petrocelli Financial Servcies, LLC

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Quintero RM General Contractor Corp. Ronald Bricke & Associates, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Royce Sacco Carpet Corporation Tomasita Santiago Mr. Mark Santo Domingo Mr. & Mrs. Leo Schlinkert Frances Schultz Mr. Andrew Schwartz Barbara Schwartz Charles D. Schwartz Mrs. Charlotte Schwartz Shelly Tile, Inc. Mr. Michael L. Siden Stark Carpet Corporation The Stuart Foundation Tepper Galleries, Inc. Town & Country United Way of New York Verizon Foundation W.B. Mason William Hodgins Incorporated Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Williams YMCA Retirement Fund

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Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club announces the

frederic R. & Margaret Coudert clubhouse OPENED JUNE 2010

We thank the Trustees of the Frederic R. Coudert Foundation:

Margaret Coudert Cynthia Coudert Sandra Coudert May the lives of the children who enter this building, now and for generations to come, be enhanced. May they learn, within these walls, that the highest measure of service is to pass along, freely and joyfully, all the good that they found here, in their families and in their community.

WITHIN THESE COUDERT CLUBHOUSE WALLS The magic is in the wonder and aspirations of children, in the hopes of their families, in the commitment of professional staff who mold lives, in the passion for Boys & Girls Clubs of donors, and in the living symphony of all that together make Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.

Staff member Michelle Vasquez inspects Book Club selection with Bryan Infante (center) and Osiris Guzman. Book Club, a requirement of the education department, is our unabashedly retro paean to the horizon-expanding pure joy of reading.

Performing arts instructor Marisa Vural leads her improvisation class in warm-up stretching exercises in the Coudert Clubhouse’s lively performance space. Multi-lingual Marisa has performed at Avery Fisher Hall and taught children at Harlem Children’s Zone before coming to Kips Bay.

Trustees Paul H. Ross, President Mrs. W. Ward Carey, Vice President Cynthia Coudert, Vice President James P. Druckman, Vice President Michael Aglialoro Steven L. Boyd Gary P. Crain Armand J. Del Medico Daniel W. Dienst Mark E. Fabry

Scott A. Gress, Vice President Curtis O. Minnis, Sr., Vice President/Secretary Debralee Nelson, Vice President/Treasurer

Brian E. Flaherty Jeffrey Pipes Guice Gregory A. Hersch  Edward F. Kelly Ketty Pucci-Sisti Maisonrouge Mrs. Charles H. Mott

D. Nicholas Radford Caroline Cummings Rafferty H. Barry Robins Michael L. Siden Matthew Patrick Smyth The Hon. Leslie Crocker Snyder

Honorary Trustees Mrs. E. Albert Berol Mario P. Borini Mrs. Thomas M. Evans Mrs. Henry Fownes

Montague H. Hackett, Jr. Harry Hinson Arthur M. Rogers, Jr. Dennis Smith

John R. Suydam, Jr. Manuel A. Villafaña Mrs. Manuel A. Villafaña Mrs. John G. Winslow

Women’s Committee Miss Lorinda J. Laub, Co-Chairman Mrs. Victoria Lindgren, Co-Chairman Mrs. Seymour W. Bernstein Mrs. Philip J. Bowers Mrs. William J. Brennan, Jr. Mrs. W. Ward Carey Mrs. J. Robert Collins, Jr. Mrs. David Condo Mrs. Kathryn M. Deane-Krantz Ms. Jacqueline Didier Mrs. Patrick Duval Mrs. Jon J. Fields Mrs. Brian E. Flaherty Miss Mary B. Gallagher

Mrs. Philip C. Gorrivan Ms. Susan Zises Green Mrs. Robert LaBadie Mrs. Nancy Lesher-Whaley Mrs. J. Michael Loening Ms. Stephanie Loomis Mrs. Frederick W. Martens, Jr. Ms. Mia Mayer Mrs. John L. McWilliams, IV Mrs. Charles H. Mott Mrs. John S.B. Oler Mrs. Ingrid Henrichsen O’Neill

Ms. Jodi Sandman Mrs. Andrew Solomon Ms. Katherine Stephens Mrs. Timothy J. Stone Mrs. Nancy Stratford Mrs. Leith Rutherfurd Talamo Miss Stacy E. Waggoner Mrs. Jeannette Warner-Goldstein Mrs. Marilyn White Ms. Jan Alane Wysocki

Board of Managers Edwin Beltran, President Nick Albano, Vice-President Ron Lawson, Treasurer

Eileen Cruz-Minnis, Secretary Scott Fowler Curtis O. Minnis, Sr.

Jim Stone Jonathan Williams

Senior Staff Daniel Quintero, Executive Director Yvonne K. Brown, Operations Director Harold Maldonado, Senior Director of Program Development Yolonda Brisbane, Unit Director – Lucile Palmaro Clubhouse Jose Rodriquez, Director of Community Based Sites Renard Cardona, Unit Director – Frederic R. & Margaret Coudert Clubhouse

Tony Santiago, Director of Foundation and Government Giving Jennifer Skoda, Director of Marketing and Special Events Yvette St. Just, Director of Administrative Affairs Robert K. Smits, Legal Counsel

summary oF inCome and eXpenses For year ended september 30, 2010


IncoMe SourceS


$406,794 3,846,153 841,245 485,386 738,210 422,215 99,136 6,839,139


1% Corporations 6% Camp Fees & Other

6% Special Events

11% Rentals, Interest & Dividends

7% Individuals

12% Foundations

57% Government Grants

ProGraM SerVIce eXPenSeS


3,693,302 1,103,194 438,124 537,876 257,051 323,559 6,353,106

SuPPorTInG SerVIceS:

5% Senior Center

8% Social Recreation & the Arts 7% Sports, Fitness & Health 58% Education 17% Career & Character Development



1,096,006 1,024,797 2,120,803




4% Camp

12% Fundraising & Public Relations

13% Administration

$31,847,440 75% Program Services

The accounts of Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Inc. for fiscal year 2010 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

Please consider a Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club named gift

Paul H. Ross (l.), Manny Villafana, Elizabeth Villafana, Daniel Quintero.

Honorary Trustees Manny and Elizabeth Villafana appear at the May 2010 dedication of the “Manny & Elizabeth Villafana Game Room” in the Coudert Clubhouse.

Your named gift will build our endowment. It will not only help to keep a growing Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club financially healthy, but also insure that our doors are open and our staff responsive to over 12,000 children each year. Won’t you consider the opportunity to have your name or a loved one’s name memorialized at Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club?



Executive Director’s Message

buILdINg Our chILdrEN There are more than 12,000 children we will serve this year at the club that will be exposed to programs ranging from job readiness training, educational enhancement services, youth empowerment training along with drug prevention services, and a large dose of healthy lifestyles and healthy living. Our mission continues to be to improve and enhance the quality of life for all young people 6-18 so they can realize and achieve their potential for growth, development and attain the skills necessary to succeed. Recently I had the good fortune of taking part in Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club’s Youth of the Year Program. Here we judge youngsters in various empowerment categories and the winner represents the organization at a National Youth of the Year competition. One young lady was asked what Kips Bay meant to her and she stated: “Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club is more than just a club to me. It’s more like a home away from home my second family! Becoming a member at this club was like entering a huge family of acceptance, understanding, and reliability. I know that as long as I’m a member I will always have a safe place to go to after school. “This club is amazing, it’s a safe haven for everyone to attend, it offers programs and opportunities to help keep us motivated, on the right track, off the streets, and focused on our futures. I have never been part of such an amazing organization that has cared so much for me, and has offered me once in a lifetime memories, and opportunities. There are not enough words to express how grateful I am to my parents for signing me up at the club. I absolutely love this Boys & Girls Club; it has created the best memories in my childhood. I’ll always remember it!” What a testimonial! It reminds me of what the Pulitzer Prize winning educator Robert Coles said: “We must form the character and sharpen the awareness of youth during those critical early years when moral and character development can be influenced most. In educating our children in basic character development we can teach them to be as compassionate as they will be successful. If we don’t do this, all the prosperity in the world isn’t going to produce a worthwhile human being.” Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club plays a prominent role in sending such valuable lessons. Over the past 96 years we’ve been able to produce positive contributors to society and have paved the way for thousands of children in New York City and the Bronx. As a former member and present Executive Director, I’ve experienced firsthand how Kips Bay impacts the life of a child. Today, I gratefully salute the Board of Trustees, committees and you, our donor public, who, with your generosity and labor, continue to support an organization that’s been serving youth since 1915. I thank you on behalf of our more than 12,000 members for helping to keep Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club alive and in place now and for years to come.

Daniel Quintero Executive Director

A young Daniel Quintero playing baseball at Kips Bay.


Please Contact Us DANIEL QUINTERO, 718-893-8600 x240, PAUL H. ROSS, 212-867-8873, TONY SANTIAGO, 718-893-8600 x242,

1930 Randall Avenue • Bronx, NY 10473 • 718-893-8600x245 •

2010 Annual Report  

Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club 2010 Annual Report

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