Friends Council

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

The Friends Council is a group of young supporters for Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. Now in its 12th 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, networking events, and volunteer opportunities.

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 the youth and families who need us most – just $25 for children and $5 for teens! You’ll also join a community of 200 like-minded peers and receive regular communications about special events and opportunities for involvement.

Join Us!

For more information, contact Gena Ricciardi at 617-994-4750 or gricciardi@bgcb.org. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for cheerful stories from the Clubs!


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 summer 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
  • Rob Lashway
    Floyd Advisory
  • Tommy Vaughn
    Merrill Lynch Wealth Management


Leadership Committee:

  • Abby Alderman
    Foundation Medicine
  • Geoff Bernstein
    Indicator Ventures
  • Mallory Boulter
  • Kevin Carpenter
    Eastern Bank
  • Anderson Chang
    Indigo Agriculture
  • Sarah Dale
    Time Out Market
  • Carly Devereux
    Glouston Capital Partners
  • Brad Dunn
    Brown Advisory
  • Steve Dutcher
    Appian Way Energy Partners
  • Katherine Fischer
    Wellington Management
  • Amanda Fritz
    Aberdeen Standard Investments
  • Amairani Garcia
  • Steve Gentili
    American Well
  • Sarah Harvey
  • Ed Joullian
    Old Ironsides Energy
  • Lyndsay Kerwin
    Silversmith Capital Partners
  • Josh King
    Ridgeway Partners
  • Michael Kippins
    Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Alexis LeBlanc
  • Matt McDermott
  • Kevin McGovern
  • Kate Mohorn
    The Boston Beer Company
  • Andrew Neuber
    Fidelity Investments
  • Ryan Palmer
    Merrill Lynch
  • Kate Rehnert
    Children’s Hospital
  • Scott Rehnert
    Audax Group
  • Ronald Ren
    The TJX Companies, Inc.
  • Sarah Woznicki
    Floyd Advisory


Thank you to all who joined us for A Trivia Night With Friends! We will be back this summer with special opportunities to connect with BGCB’s mission, impact, and each other. Please stay tuned to your inbox or reach out to Gena for more details.

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

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