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SOURCE Boys & Girls Clubs of King County

Greg Lewis, former NFL football player, will lead the development and fundraising charge at Boys & Girls Clubs of King County.

SEATTLE, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boys & Girls Clubs of King County (BGCKC) has named Greg Lewis, a Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club alum, as their Chief Development Officer.

Boys & Girls Clubs of King County.

The Chief Development Officer is directly responsible for creating and implementing a unified and comprehensive fundraising strategy for the organization. This funding allows Boys & Girls Clubs of King County to provide reasonable fees for membership, child care services, and summer camps, while also ensuring that no child is ever turned away for a family's inability to pay. Lewis will oversee every aspect of fundraising, including special events, corporate sponsorship, grants, legacy gifts, donor stewardship, and capital campaigns.

"After an intense 5-month national search, we are confident that Greg Lewis is the ideal individual to fill this crucial role in the organization," said President & CEO Calvin Lyons. "Greg comes with a wealth of experience in major gifts and stewardship, most notably his history in building successful fundraising efforts from the ground up. This experience aligns well with the needs of our organization."  

Lewis most recently served as the Senior Director of Development for the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity at the University of Washington, raising millions in scholarship and endowment funds. Prior to his executive roles, he played professional football for the Denver Broncos after being recruited as an All-American football player at the University of Washington from 1987 to 1990.

"I am proud to have been one of the first kids to walk through the doors of the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club when it opened in 1976," shared Lewis. "The Club gave me a place to be a kid, but also encouraged me to reach for my goals. It made a significant impact on my life and shaped the person I am today. I want to help enable that same opportunity for every kid in King County."

About Boys & Girls Clubs of King County
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County exists to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. With 12 Clubs, 2 Teen Centers and 26 child care and early learning sites, the organization is one of the largest of its kind in the nation, serving more than 17,000 members annually. Program areas offered to youth include character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, computer training and sports/fitness/recreation opportunities. For more information, visit www.positiveplace.org.

Michael Mendelow
Office: 206-436-1824
Cell: 206-948-3142
mmendelow@positiveplace.org

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