Amber Richardson is Recognized for Her Significant Impact on the BGCGCV
Agoura, CA – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley is proud to announce that their Director of Impact and Outcomes, Amber Richardson, has been awarded the National Newcomer Excellence Resource Development Award by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
BGCA’s National Newcomer Excellence Award honors an outstanding fundraising professional who has worked directly for a local Boys & Girls Club for less than two years yet has brought significant and positive change to their Club and community. According to officials, the winner must be a current Resource Development professional in the BGC Movement and have a maximum of two years’ experience at his or her local Club as a professional fundraiser. The nominees who meet eligibility requirements are considered for the award based on demonstration of criteria such as Impact and Outcomes, Leadership and Professional Development.
Richardson was nominated by Dr. Crystal Nāone, President/CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley. “When she was hired less than two years ago, Amber’s responsibilities as Director of Impact and Outcomes at the BGCGCV were to manage our grants portfolio while keeping our funders informed of our organization’s impact,” stated Nāone. “Amber has gone above and beyond her responsibilities which has resulted in a significant improvement in our ability to achieve our mission,” added Nāone.
Among the many contributions to the BGCGCV during her first two years, Richardson increased grant funding while streamlining the organization’s grants system to make it run more efficiently. She supported the successful transition of the organization’s donor information into a new donor management system and helped develop a management structure for the organization’s resource development team. Finally, Richardson assisted the Board of Governors in developing the organization’s 2019 – 2025 Strategic Plan.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America will honor Richardson alongside other National award winners at their Virtual National Conference held on May 27, 2020.
For more information, contact the BGCGCV at 818-706-0905 or visit the website at www.bgcconejo.org.
About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley (BGCGCV) are open before and after school, during lunch, on weekends, for summer camp, and all-day during school vacations. Tours of the Clubs are available upon request. The Boys & Girls Clubs also offer a variety of employment positions with excellent benefits and ongoing professional development. For more information about employment opportunities, supervised youth programs, to donate, volunteer, or register online, log onto www.bgcconejo.org or call 818-706-0905.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, 4,400 Clubs serve 4 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta, GA. Learn more at on Facebook and Twitter or visit www.bgca.org.