The Frederic C. Church Sr. Legacy Society

Known as “Mr. Boys Club,” Frederic C. Church, Sr. was a driving force in the growth of what is now Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. The civic-minded World War I veteran served as a BGCB volunteer leader for nearly 55 years and as Board president from 1935-1955. Mr. Church sought to ensure BGCB had a financial foundation that was built to last. He worked tirelessly to secure annual gifts, endowment support, and bequest commitments.

Today, the Frederic C. Church, Sr. Legacy Society is comprised of friends, leaders, volunteers, alumni, and staff who have named Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston in their wills or trusts, established a charitable gift annuity, or through other types of planned gifts. These gifts are an investment in future generations of Boston and Chelsea’s youth while strengthening this organization for years to come.

Be a part of our Legacy Society.

To learn more about becoming a member and supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston through a legacy pledge, please contact Elizabeth (Stevens) Shearer, Senior Director of Donor Relations and Planned Giving, at or 617-994-4784.

Frederic C. Church, Sr.

Former BGCB Board President, 1935-1955