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K I P S BAY B OY S & G I R L S C L U B

2007 ANNUAL REPORT


HAIL THE PIONEER

Hail the pioneer. The one who goes first, opens up possibilities…and encourages youngsters everywhere to dream: “I can be or do anything.” Such a man is William “Willie” O’Ree, the first black player in the history of the National Hockey League. Mr. O’Ree broke in with the Boston Bruins in 1958 and played professional hockey for 21 years. Nearly all of that time he played with very limited vision in one eye due to an injury early in his career. He is now the Director of Youth Development for the NHL. Recently he spoke at Kips Bay to a delighted audience. Introduced by Youth of the Year Qadry Harris (standing next to him), Mr. O’Ree told our youngsters to follow their dreams--no matter what.

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. visit us @ the new www.kipsbay.org


A TIME TO WONDER The milestone of a 75th birthday, a serious illness, the 20th Anniversary of the Annual Day Camp outing at our home in Oyster Bay, and completing 44 years on Kips Bays’ Board of Trustees…all of this since my last President’s Message in the Annual Report.

Above I’m surrounded by six of our young club members and the 4member crew of the Tall Ship Unicorn at the annual outing that Marge and I host on historic Oyster Bay. The young ladies, all from our program at MS 101, were taking part in a week-long maritime education and leadership course called Sisters Under Sail, which is led by an allfemale crew. After lunch it was back out to sea to complete the sail.

It leads a man to reflection on our mission and accomplishments, to gratitude for all of those who annually put together and support this, our signature event, and to wonder at the privilege of touching 14,000 young lives each year. And touch lives we do. Each time a young person walks through the door at any of our ten service venues and is greeted by an adult who cares, we are molding lives. Children and young people in our care are safe and they are supervised. And that’s just the beginning. Time at a Boys & Girls Club is productive time. At "The Bay" youngsters can become computer literate, learn to ice skate at the Bronx’ only ice rink, study dance or drama with professional artists, learn to sail a tall ship, perform community service, learn to swim, expand their horizons at our rustic camp in Harriman State Park, learn entrepreneurial skills at our teen-operated food services, visit colleges, get help with homework, participate in a skills and mentoring clinic with baseball great Roberto Alomar, or engage in any of scores of other constructive activities. By your direct gifts and attendance at our special events, you help to enable the mission of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. I thank you sincerely and assure you that you will continue to have the best and most exciting youth organization anywhere. Best wishes,

Frederic R. Coudert President


YO U R B OY S & G I R L S C L U B I N AC T I O N Dear Friends and Donors: We know that every year so many of you support our mission and activities with gifts, personal encouragement and voluntary efforts. For that, we thank you so much. Your support remains absolutely vital. Because we continue to grow — 14,000 youngsters enrolled at 10 sites in 2007. Because we continue to be largely privately funded — 62% of our budget in 2007. Because we continue to innovate — see our new program immediately below. Here, in pictures and captions, are just a few highlights from Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club from the past year. We hope you are proud to help make all this happen.

Congressman Crowley Awards Kips Bay $310,628 for Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention

(back row l. to r.) Daniel Quintero, Assemblyman Peter Rivera, Councilwoman Annabel Palma, Councilman Jimmy Vacca, Congressman Joe Crowley. Youngsters operate healthy snack canteen at P.S. 101.

In 2003 the U.S. Surgeon General reported that, in two generations, the percentage of overweight 6- to 17-year-olds had risen from 4% to 15%. Reaching out to the Family Weight Management Program of nearby Jacobi Medical Center, we learned that in 50,000 annual outpatient visits to the general pediatric clinic, 34% of youngsters were overweight. Obesity prevention was on our radar screen and we designed an approach that married encouragement of life-long sports and nutrition education. Our new obesity prevention grant from Congressman Crowley will give a big boost to those efforts.


Our Second Summer at Camp Sebago The summer of 2007 was our second at beautiful Camp Sebago in Harriman State Park. For “City Kids,” many from our homeless shelter and housing project programs, a visit to Camp Sebago means fresh air and hiking, swimming and boating, fishing and exploring the one-room nature museum. Nearly 950 youngsters made day trips to Camp Sebago in 2007, along with 70 others who stayed for 11 days. Unfortunately, this was less residential camping than we had hoped for. The limitation we encountered is needed physical plant repair. If you or your company can help with the renovation, we’d love to meet with you.

Baseball Great Roberto Alomar Conducts Clinic for Winter Instructional Baseball Program

(l. to r. back row) Daniel Quintero, baseball coordinator Robert Casellas, Roberto Alomar. Youngsters are one of twelve 10-and-under teams that participated in 2007/8 Winter Instructional Baseball. A lot of baseball people, ourselves included, think he was the best second baseman of all time. He's Robbie Alomar and he came to Kips Bay to conduct a baseball skills clinic. But his message went well beyond the game he played so well. He told the 90 youngsters in attendance: "Baseball is just a game; education is forever."


K-Company Rocks Shea Stadium on Latin Night

Goya Foods is a generous long-time contributor to the arts at Kips Bay. So when they ask K-Company to wear the Goya logo at an event, we are delighted to comply. Here they are on a beautiful late summer evening at Shea Stadium in September 2007. Of special note is the young lady in the white dress, Jocelyn Quiroz, age 12. In November 2007 at a Boys & Girls Clubs of America event in New York City, Jocelyn became the first winner of the “Major League Baseball Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Award,” presented by Mr. Aaron himself. A $2,500 scholarship will be used on Jocelyn’s behalf for singing lessons, costumes and transportation — all to help her “chase the dream.”

An Evening at Yankee Stadium Most of us at "The Bay" are major league New York Yankees fans. So our first fundraiser at the legendary "House that Ruth Built" was a special evening indeed. Thanks to the Yankees' Brian Smith and Brian Cashman for greeting our guests in the Great Moments Room prior to the game. Special thanks to major sponsors DavosPharma and the New York Yankees and to contributing sponsors: Bronx Kids Inc; Doonan, Graves & Longoria, James P. Druckman, Carmen Goldberg, GTL Construction, Marvin Hamlisch, Health Plus, K.E.B. Pest Control, Curtis O. Minnis Sr. and Progressive Home Health Service. Daniel Quintero, young fan, Brian Cashman


Rick Goings and Brooke Shields Bring “Chain of Confidence” to Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club

Rick Goings, the dynamic Chairman and CEO of Tupperware Corporation, is also the Chairman of Boys & Girls Clubs of American’s National Board of Governors. On October 29, 2007 we were delighted to welcome Rick and actress Brooke Shields to Kips Bay to promote Tupperware’s “Chain of Confidence” initiative. Goings brought actress and mother-of-two Shields to promote a Chain of Confidence Campaign for women supporting women in achieving their life goals and ambitions.

K-Company Plays the Garden K-Company, Kips Bay’s renowned touring dance and vocal troupe, performed three numbers during half time at a March 2007 New York Knicks game. The young woman in the white dress is Kips Bay alumnus, Asia Nitalino. Asia was a K-Company member during 2001-2003 and is now a member of the New York Knicks’ dance troupe. Asia also scored this year on Channel 11, winning a competition to perform with the group, Pussy Cat Dolls. Asia is one of many for whom K-Company was a springboard to professional success in the performing arts.

Photography by Edgar Pineda


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

CHAMPION - $100,000-$499,999 Charles Hayden Foundation Montague H. Hackett, Jr. New York City Housing Authority

State of New York The After School Corporation

The Pinkerton Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Manuel A. Villafana

GOLD CIRCLE - $50,000-$99,999 Bloomberg L.P. Boys & Girls Clubs of America Carnegie Corporation of New York Children's Aid Society Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation

The Hecksher Foundation for Children Disney Theatrical Productions, Inc. The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation Electrolux Major Appliances Turn 2 Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Mott The City of New York Department for the Aging The Clark Foundation

SILVER CIRCLE - $25,000-$49,999 AP Interiors Architectural Digest Benjamin Moore & Co. Charles Pavarini III Design Mr. & Mrs. Henry Fownes

French - American Aid for Children HELP USA & Affiliates Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. Metal Management - Daniel Dienst NYS Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs

New York City Board of Education Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust Studio at the Bay

BENEFACTORS - $10,000-$24,999 Ms. Sarah L. Boles Brunschwig & Fils Con Edison DavosPharma de Coizart Charitable Trust Dutch Craftsman - Ray Denniston Mrs. Thomas Mellon Evans

Mark Fabry First Republic Bank Joan Frost Katina Arts - Meyers, Ltd New York Design Center - Jim Druckman Robert Couturier, Inc. Paul Ross

St. Joseph School For the Deaf Leonard Stern The Christopher D. Smithers Foundation The Walt Disney Company Travel & Leisure - Ed Kelly

PATRONS - $3,000-$9,999 Albert Hadley Incorporated Barbara Ostrom Associates Lawrence B. Benenson Mr. & Mrs. Mario P. Borini Boy of Steel - Ray Negron Yvonne K. Brown Mr. & Mrs. W. Ward Carey Century Case Goods Christopher Peacock Cabinetry CMGRP, Inc. Coca Cola Bottling Company of New York Commerce Bank Compushine, Inc. Cynthia Coudert

Crain & Ventolo Associates, Inc. Crown Janitorial Products Douglas Hannant Fairmont Insurance Federated Investors Jean Fleischhacker Maureen Wilson Footer, ASID Susan Zises Green K.E.B. Pest Control, LLC - Edwin Beltran Karin Luter Mario Buatta, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Curtis O’ Minnis, Sr. New York Yankees Foundation Profiles

RBC Dain Rauscher Mr. Richard L. Ridge & Mr. Roderick Denault Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Roger, Jr. Rudin Management Charlotte Schwartz Sempra Metals Group-Brian Flaherty Smith Barney - Gregory Hersch Sprint United Management Company The Jeffrey Design Group, Inc. The Robert Allen Group United Way of New York Walker Zanger


THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FRIENDS - $1,000-$2,999 Adelson Galleries A/M Shapiro & Associates Mrs. Catherine Adler Affinity Health Plan, Inc. American Express Publishing Corporation Amy Lau Design, Inc. Anne Eisenhower, Inc. Antine Shin LLC Arthur Brett International Trading Company Avery Boardman, Ltd Sara Stowe Ayres Stanley F. Barshay Bulkley Dunton Publishing Group Janna Bullock Bunny Williams Incorporated Canard, Inc. Linda Carlson Carole Gratale, Inc. Charlotte Moss Interior Design, LLC Citadel Security Agency Jeffrey A. Cohen Sandra Coudert William G. Craig Crown Trophy Bronx, Inc. Cullman & Kravis, Inc. D’Amato & Lynch Danielle Roberts Interiors David Barret, Inc. David Kleinberg Design Associates David Netto Design Mr. & Mrs. Willem de Vogel Matt Deschamps Sara Dodd-Spickelmier Drake Design Associates Duce Construction Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Duval DWS Scudder Distributors, Inc. Educational Broadcasting Corporation Ehrlich, Gress & Co.-Scott Gress Elias Karmon Diamond Plus Eve Robinson Associates, Inc. F. Schumacher & Company Fanuka Custom Cabinets Mrs. Jonathan Farkas Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, LLC Ferguson, Aufsesser, Hallowell & Wrynn, LLP Mr. & Mrs. Paul S. Goldstein Goya Foods, Inc. Susan Zises Green

Mr. & Mrs. Peter Stephen Gregory Mr. & Mrs. David Gross Antonia M. Grumbach GTL Contruction - Guilio Monaco Mr. & Mrs. Frederick E. Guest II Jeffrey Pipes Guice Marvin Hamlisch Healing Barsanti, Inc. Health Plus, PHSP, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Herbert Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Hersch House & Garden House Beautiful Mr. & Mrs. Ara Hovnanian Mr. & Mrs. R. Davis Howe HWPR Mrs. Henry B. Hyde ICAP Intermedia Event & Conference Group James A. MacDonald Foundation James Rixner, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Stephen S. Jamison Japenese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of New York, Inc. Jed Johnson Associates, Inc. Joel & Lisa Benenson Foundation, Inc. John L. McHugh Foundation John Roselli Antiques, Ltd JP Morgan Karen McGarry Karp Mr. & Mrs. George Kaufman Peter L. Keane Kimeng Koonyeung’s Corporation Kravet Fabrics/Kravet Furniture, Inc. Laslo Designs Lorinda Laub Ronald Lawson Wayne Lee Lewis Mittman Company Liberty Chevrolet, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lindgren Arthur Loeb LOM Property Consulting Lona Design, Inc. Susan Lynch Mandelbaum, Salsburg, Gold, Lazris & Discenza McMillen, Inc.

Richard Menninga Mr. & Mrs. Gary Moyer Nancy Boszhardt, Inc. Nancy P. Durr Living Trust Nathan Egan Interiors Debralee Nelson Northern Trust Maurice C. Perkin Mr. & Mrs. Barton M. Perlbinder Peter DiNatale & Associates, Inc. PNC Bank Preissman-Beriro Foundation Progressive Home Health Services Benjamin L. Pruitt Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Quintero Real Cool Foods Regina Caterers, Inc. Richard Keith Langham, Inc. Richard Mishaan Design RM General Contractor Corp. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Royce Sabrina Balsky Interior Design Mr. & Mrs. Bob L. Schieffer France Schultz Mr. & Mrs. John Schumacher Andrew Schwartz Barbara A. Schwartz Scott Salvator, Inc. Shelly Tile, Inc. Sodexho Corporate Services Stephen Miller Siegel Architects PC, Inc Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Sullivan Susan K. Gutfreund, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Herbert W. Swain, Jr. Tanger Factory Outlet Center, Inc. The Corcoran Group The Fillit Group The Henry Laird Smith Foundation The Randall & Barbara Smith Foundation The Reba Judith Sandler Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Donald Tober Verizon Victoria Hagan Interiors W.B. Mason Co., Inc. Westover Asset Management, LLC - Paul Ross Jonathan Williams Mrs. Maryann C. Zacharia

PLEASE REMEMBER US IN YOUR WILLS AND TRUSTS


We are delighted to announce the naming of the future West Bronx Clubhouse

in honor of

FREDERIC R. COUDERT and

MARGARET COUDERT We thank you, Mr. Coudert, and the Coudert family for their devotion, leadership and generosity on behalf of thousands of youngsters over two generations.

MANY NAMED-GIFT OPPORTUNITIES REMAIN Won’t you consider the opportunity to have your name or a family member’s name grace our newest Clubhouse, where young lives will be molded and families assisted in the West Bronx for generations to come? Please contact Tony Santiago 718-893-8600 ext. 242 tony.santiago@kipsbay.org


SELECTED FY2007 PROGRAM STATISTICS • Total membership reached an all-time high of 14,691 girls & boys in FY07. This is an increase of 13.8% over FY06 when annual membership was 12,910. Since 1996, when Daniel Quintero became Executive Director and annual membership stood at 5,559, enrollment has increased by 164%. • In August 2007 6 girls, age 12 or 13, from our Unit at MS 101 participated as crew trainees in a 6-day ocean sail on the tall ship Unicorn. Called Sisters Under Sail and led by an all-female crew, the program develops leadership and maritime skills. • 179 club members out of 255 successfully completed the Learn-to-Swim program and earned certificates. • 68 club members received education scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to attend elite private high schools or prestigious colleges. • At the Lucile Palmaro Clubhouse 66 youngsters took formal ice hockey instruction, 177 participated in Pop Warner football, 224 played on a basketball team, 30 took professional karate instruction, and 930 participated in at least one component of the baseball program. • Across the organization 1,950 club members participated in Homework Help, a drop-in program, wherein any club member may work on homework with trained staff available to help. • 15 teens attended Kips Bay as part of their legal reentry program, acclimating back into society. • In 2007, 965 children attended a Kips Bay Summer Day Camp at one of 7 sites, including 2 homeless shelters, 2 public schools, the Lucile Palmaro Clubhouse, and 2 community centers of the New York City Housing Authority. • 950 youngsters made day trips to Camp Sebago in its 2nd summer of operation and 70 made an initial 11-day residential stay. • 211 youngsters attended one of 2 homeless shelter sites. • At the Lucile Palmaro Clubhouse 32 youngsters enrolled in the year-long Drama Program, 55 in the Dance Program, and 5 in the new Choral Group, including Jocelyn Quiroz (see “K-Company Rocks Shea Stadium” elsewhere in this report). 32 talented youngsters were members of our celebrated K-Company touring dance and vocal troupe, performing at/on Good Day New York, The Today Show, Telemundo, and stepping off the Puerto Rican Day Parade on Fifth Avenue. • 55 older teen members hold year-round “junior staff’ jobs. • 882 teens completed the important rite-of-passage Summer Youth Employment Program, which includes 21 hours of class instruction in job place behaviors, resume preparation, pregnancy prevention, and financial literacy.


Trustees Frederic R. Coudert, President Mrs. W. Ward Carey, Vice President Ms. Cynthia Coudert, Vice President Scott A. Gress, Vice President Mario P. Borini Gary Crain Daniel W. Dienst James P. Druckman Mrs. Thomas M. Evans Mark Fabry

Montague H. Hackett, Jr., Vice President Curtis O. Minnis, Sr., Vice President/Secretary Debralee Nelson, Vice President/Treasurer Paul H. Ross, Vice President Brian E. Flaherty Mrs. Henry Fownes Gregory A. Hersch Jeffrey Pipes Guice Ed Kelly Ms. Ketty Pucci-Sisti Maisonrouge

Mrs. Charles H. Mott Olivier Peardon D. Nicholas Radford Barry Robins Hon. Leslie Crocker Snyder

Honorary Trustees Mr. E. Albert Berol Harry Hinson Peter L. Keane Arthur M. Rogers, Jr.

John T. Sargent Dennis Smith John R. Suydam, Jr.

Manuel A. Villafana Mrs. Manuel A. Villafana Mrs. John G. Winslow

Women’s Committee Mrs. Victoria C. Lindgren, Chairman Mrs. Michael Nash Ambler Mrs. Seymour W. Bernstein Miss Joyce L. Brennan Mrs. William J. Brennan, Jr. Mrs. W. Ward Carey Mrs. John W. Chappell Mrs. Kathryn M. Deane-Krantz Ms. Patricia M. Denham Mrs. Patrick Duval Mrs. Thomas M. Evans Mrs. Jon J. Fields Mrs. Brian E. Flaherty Mrs. Henry Fownes Miss Mary B. Gallagher Mrs. Philip C. Gorrivan Ms. Susan Zises Green

Mrs. Deborah Spaeder McWilliams, Vice-Chairman Mrs. Henry B. Hyde Mrs. Robert LaBadie Miss Lorinda J. Laub Mrs. John L. Lesher, Jr. Mrs. J. Michael Loening Miss Carrie Long Ms. Stephanie Loomis Mrs.William B. MacRae Ms. Ketty Pucci-Sisti Maisonrouge Miss Elizabeth Ann Martell Mrs. Frederick W. Martens, Jr. Ms. Mia Mayer Mrs. Neil A. McConnell Mrs. Juan Pablo Molyneux Mrs. Charles H. Mott Mrs. John S. B. Oler

Mrs. Ingrid Henrichsen O’Neill Ms. Kelly Piper Mrs. Joseph Sambuco Mrs. Robin Kramer Solomon Ms. Katherine Stephens Mrs. Timothy J. Stone Mrs. Nancy Stratford-Jones Mrs. Michael J. Sullivan Mrs. Herbert W. Swain, Jr. Mrs. Leith Rutherfurd Talamo Ms. Stacy E. Waggoner Ms. Allison P. Wagner Mrs. Jeannette Warner-Goldstein Mrs. Rachel Etz Webster Mrs. Marilyn White Ms. Jan Alane Wysocki

Board of Managers Edwin Beltran, President Nick Albano, Vice-President Ron Lawson, Treasurer Eileen Cruz-Minnis, Secretary

Fernando Brinn Debbie Del Franco Scott Fowler Curtis O. Minnis, Sr.

Jim Stone Danixa M. Vega Jonathan Williams Dee Wingfield

Senior Staff Daniel Quintero, Executive Director Yvonne K. Brown, Operations Director Andrew McFall, Deputy Operations Director Harold Maldonado, Senior Director of Program Development Yolonda Brisbane, Unit Director Jose Rodriquez, Director of Community Based Sites

Tony Santiago, Foundation & Gov. Director Jennifer Skoda, Special Events Director Yvette St. Just, Director of Administrative Affairs Robert K. Smits, Legal Counsel (pro bono)


SUMMARY OF INCOME AND EXPENSES FOR YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2007 I NCOME S OURCES

R EVENUE : SPECIAL EVENTS: GOVERNMENT GRANTS: FOUNDATIONS: INDIVIDUALS: RENTALS, INTEREST, DIVIDENDS: CAMP FEES AND OTHER SUPPORT: CORPORATIONS:

$1,658,294 2,538,406 961,073 543,576 441,200 547,282 214,994

TOTAL:

8% Camp Fees & Other

3% Corporations 24% Special Events

6% Rentals, Interest & Dividends 8% Individuals

14% Foundations 37% Government Grants

6,904,825

P ROGRAM S ERVICE E XPENSES

E XPENSES : EDUCATION: CAREER AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: SPORTS, FITNESS & HEALTH: SOCIAL RECREATION & THE ARTS: CAMP: SENIOR CENTER:

3,542,224 1,058,067 401,032 497,006 484,133 345,885

TOTAL:

6,328,347

8% Camp

5% Senior Center

8% Social Recreation & the Arts

6% Sports, Fitness & Health

56% Education

17% Career & Character Development

E XPENSE D ISTRIBUTION

S UPPORTING S ERVICES :

12% Administration

ADMINISTRATION: FUNDRAISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS: TOTAL SUPPORTING SERVICES:

967,186 983,365 1,950,551

TOTAL EXPENSES:

$ 8,278,898

ENDING NET ASSET BALANCE:

12% Fundraising & Public Relations

$ 25,037,504

The accounts of Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Inc. for fiscal year 2007 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

76% Program Services


PAUL H. ROSS NAMED INTERIM ACTING PRESIDENT

Author and donor Ray Negron (left), with Paul H. Ross at 2007 Annual Meeting of Trustees.

Paul H. Ross was named Interim Acting President of Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club in September 2007. Mr. Ross has been a Trustee since 1984, a Vice President since 2005, and is Chair of the Investment Committee. In 2004 Mr. Ross launched a new and distinct Trustee Scholarship Fund with a securities gift of $104,708. The Fund is expended at the rate 20% per year solely for actual scholarships. With this impetus, the number of scholarships awarded annually has grown rapidly. Previously at Salomon Brothers, Bank Brussels Lambert, and ING Ghent Asset Management, Mr. Ross is currently Principal of Westover Asset Management LLC.

First Annual Scholarship Recipients Dinner, January 8, 2008

Scholarship recipients, staff members and trustees (above) pose for a group photo at our first annual Scholarship Recipients Dinner. Thanks to extraordinary trustee giving the scholarship program has tripled in the last five years to 68 current participants. Most scholarships are used at academically elite private high schools in the Bronx such as Fordham Prep, Aquinas and Mount St. Michael. NYU, Barnard and Vassar are among the colleges attended. We gratefully acknowledge the outstanding generosity of Paul H. Ross, Frederic R. Coudert, Manuel and Elizabeth Villafa単a, and Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Mott.


PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE Childhood is more threatened today than it was even ten years ago. With a globalized America and rapid cultural and technological change, it’s important to move forward in a way consistent with the time-honored values that have worked for Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club for four generations, all the while striving toward a contemporary vision. Recently the Board approved a new 5-year plan, which took stock in our organization and concluded that — although we serve 14,000 children and have tripled in size over the past 10 years — much still needs to be accomplished. Strategic Planning for a gift-supported institution is an act of faith: Expressing confidence in the future, putting forth a road map, and providing a springboard to action. So it is with Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club’s Strategic Plan for the years 2008–2013. Over the last 10 years we’ve been able to accomplish most of what we planned. We have been fortunate in that, with all the demands the various communities we are located in require of us, we’ve been able to step up and meet those demands. Highlights over the past 5 years have included: Securing 2 new locations in public housing and a rustic summer camp in Harriman State Park; increasing our registered annual membership to over 14,000 children; tripling enrollment in our scholarship program to prestigious private high schools and colleges; developing innovative entrepreneurial programming; and increasing participation in the rite-of-passage Summer Youth Employment program to a remarkable 1,000 teenagers in summer 2008. These achievements, along with many others, have established Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club as one of the leading youth development organizations in the City, and indeed in the national Boys & Girls Club Movement. But our work is far from over. In this new 5-year plan we will focus on strategic growth, strengthening our Board and private resource development, building our program capacity (especially in the area of outcome measurement), and building and opening our new Clubhouse in the West Bronx. As always, Kips Bay remains committed to the future of our children and the communities we serve. Ultimately, we seek to change lives as well as save lives. To that end we invite all who embrace our mission to join our efforts. On behalf of our children, I thank you.

Daniel Quintero Executive Director

Daniel Quintero playing baseball at Kips Bay.


WON’T YOU GIVE A YOUNG PERSON KIPS BAY BOYS & GIRLS CLUB FOR A YEAR?

Culminating performing arts event, 2007 Summer Day Camp

Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club remains a bargain. Approximately $600 gives Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club to a youngster for one year. We’ll do our best to help them flourish and become leaders as the outstanding young men and women of the scholarship program (see page 14) are doing. All of them perform voluntary work as a condition of their scholarships, and are achieving excellence in their education. At your Boys & Girls Club, we teach giving back every day.

Help us build the future. PLEASE CALL ME Daniel Quintero 718-893-8600 ext. 240 daniel.quintero@kipsbay.org


2007 Annual Report