Friends Council

Your membership makes their membership possible!

The Friends Council is a young philanthropy group that supports Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. Now in its 10th year, the Friends Council connects professionals from across industry and neighborhood to support BGCB’s mission and impact. Members join to give back, develop leadership skills, and connect with like-minded peers at social gatherings, networking events, and volunteer opportunities.

Membership begins with a gift of $25 per month, the same amount as the one-time fee families pay to join the Boys & Girls Clubs for the entire school year. In making your gift, you will not only support the critical work of BGCB but also join a group of 200+ like-minded peers; together we raised more than $130,000 for BGCB just last year!

To join, click the button below or contact Gena Ricciardi at 617-994-4750 or gricciardi@bgcb.org for more information. You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for more frequent updates.

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Members receive regular communication about upcoming Friends Council events, service opportunities, and leadership development, as well as special invitations to BGCB events.

Member Benefits

– Connect, socialize, volunteer, and network with like-minded peers at Friends Council events throughout the year
– Two discounted tickets to “A Night With Friends”, our summer benefit party
– Opportunities for leadership development through the Friends Council Leadership and Events Committees
– Special access to Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston’s Board and Staff Leadership
– Invitation to the Friends Council Annual Meeting
– Listed in the BGCB Annual Report

Service Opportunities

For those who cannot make an ongoing volunteer commitment, these one-time volunteer opportunities allow Friends Council members to join together in service.

– Club Member for a Night – fall and spring events
– Thanksgiving Dinner Service
– Holiday Service Day
– BGCB Music Awards


Friends Council Co-Chairs:

  • Josh King
    Ridgeway Partners
  • Alexis LeBlanc
  • Tommy Vaughn
    Merrill Lynch Wealth Management


Leadership Committee:

  • Geoff Bernstein
    Indicator Ventures
  • Mallory Boulter
  • Sarah Dale
    Where Magazine
  • Erin DiMella
    Waymark Community + Sport LLC
  • Brad Dunn
    Brown Advisory
  • Steve Dutcher
    Appian Way Energy Partners
  • Jaqueline Foy
    Madaket Health
  • Nathaniel Gopen
    Encore Realty
  • Jessica Ibbitson
    ProQR Therapeutics NV
  • Ed Joullian
    Old Ironsides Energy
  • Michael Kippins
    Prince Lobel Tye LLP
  • Rob Lashway
    Floyd Advisory
  • Kate MacKinnon
    Children’s Hospital
  • Lauren Martin
    Victress Capital, LLC
  • Kevin McGovern
  • Kate Mohorn
    Putnam Investments
  • Andrew Neuber
    Grant Thornton LLP
  • Scott Rehnert
    Audax Group
  • Ashley Smith


Holiday Service Day – Saturday, December 8
Friends Council members are invited to join other BGCB supporters for a morning of volunteering at the Yawkey Club of Roxbury. Join us as we spread cheer collecting food goods and assembling holiday meal kits for Club members and their families.

Stay in touch with us between events on Facebook and Instagram.