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Boys & Girls Club executive director steps down

Published On: Apr 29 2014 08:00:38 PM CDT
BEND, Ore. -

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon’s Board of Directors has accepted Lisa Maxwell, Executive Director’s resignation.   Lisa Maxwell has accepted a position in her home state to be close to family and friends.

“I am grateful to the dedicated staff, committed volunteers, board members, generous donors and community partners I have worked alongside the last six years. I can not thank you enough, for your contributions large and small – your impact has been extremely positive.” stated Maxwell.  “It is a rewarding career watching the Club’s doors open to happy children, where kids can be kids.  It is heartwarming to see a place where young people are set on path for a great future.”

Boys & Girls Club of Central Oregon is working with our national organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of America during this change of leadership.

Jim Schell, Board President will be covering the Executive Director duties, until a new Executive Director is hired.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon is fortunate to have a volunteer member of the Board serving in this short-term role during this transition. Schell has a successful career in management and leadership including start-ups and turnarounds such as Opportunity Knocks, City Club of Central Oregon, TEDxBend, Looking Forward and the Humane Society.  

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon, a United Way partner agency, will continue to be a platform for opportunity and hope for youth who need us the most, in Deschutes County. 

The staff and board will continue to maintain our relationships with caring donors and community partners and be an active community organization that assists to enhance the quality of life for many families.   Once a new Executive Director is hired, an announcement will be made by the Board of Directors.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon

With Clubs in Southeast and downtown Bend, Redmond, and Terrebonne  Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Oregon’s mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those most in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. For 20 years, our programs have delivered outcome-driven experiences that enrich kids’ lives by impacting academic success, character and citizenship and healthy lifestyles. We support and provide active learning, academic and career pathways and creative learning environments.

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