Friends Council

Join the next generation of leaders for Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston

Friends Council is a group of young supporters for Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. Now in its 13th year, this philanthropic initiative connects professionals across industry and neighborhood to further BGCB’s mission and impact. Members join to give back, develop leadership skills, and connect with like-minded peers at social gatherings, volunteer opportunities, and fundraising events.

Membership begins with a gift of $25 per month or $300 annually. Join us or renew your commitment to BGCB’s mission by clicking the button below. In making your gift, you ensure BGCB can keep Club membership affordable for our youth and families – just $25 for children and $5 for teens! You’ll also join a vibrant community of like-minded peers and receive regular communications about special events and opportunities for involvement.

Join Us!

THANK YOU to the 80+ friends who joined us at The Anchor for our Fall Fundraiser! We hope you enjoyed hearing from Club staff and BGCB leadership about the impact of your generous support during this ongoing time of recovery. Check out event photos here, and stay tuned for our next event in 2022!

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For more information, contact Julie LeBlanc at 617-994-4711 or jleblanc@bgcb.org.


Members receive regular communication about upcoming Friends Council events, volunteer 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 signature benefit party
– Opportunities for leadership development through the Friends Council Leadership and Host Committees
– Invitation to the Friends Council Annual Meeting
– Special access to Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston’s Board and Staff Leadership
– Listed in the BGCB Annual Report

Volunteer Opportunities

For those who cannot make an ongoing volunteer commitment, these one-time 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

  • Lauren Joullian
    Roots to Rise
  • Michael Kippins
    Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Rob Lashway
    Floyd Advisory


Leadership Committee

  • Abby Alderman
    Foundation Medicine
  • Adair Bender
  • Alexandra Conigliaro Biega
    Biega + Kilgore Team | Compass
  • Kathleen Brower
  • Kevin Carpenter
    South Shore Bank
  • Anderson Chang
    Indigo Agriculture
  • Sarah Dale
    Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Carly Devereux
    Glouston Capital Partners
  • Steve Dutcher
    Linus Health
  • Kate Farrell
    Forward Financing LLC
  • Katherine Fischer
    Wellington Management
  • Steve Fletcher
    Floyd Advisory
  • Emma Follansbee
    Mintz Levin
  • Amanda Fritz
    Aberdeen Standard Investments
  • Sarah Harvey
  • Ed Joullian
    Old Ironsides Energy
  • Lyndsay Kerwin
    Silversmith Capital Partners
  • Kevin McGovern
    Fetch Rewards
  • Kate Mohorn
    The Boston Beer Company
  • Andrew Neuber
  • Ryan Palmer
    Merrill Lynch
  • Kate Rehnert
    Children’s Hospital
  • Scott Rehnert
    Audax Group
  • Ronald Ren
    The TJX Companies, Inc.
  • Sam Robinson
    Kraft Group
  • Sarah Woznicki
    Catalant Technologies


Do you have an idea for a future event? Are you interested in hosting your own fundraiser? Email Julie at jleblanc@bgcb.org to start the conversation.

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