Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester (BGCNW) announced today that Executive Director Brian Skanes will leave the organization this spring. Skanes has served in his current role at the BGCNW since 1994, and celebrated his 40th year with the organization in 2014. Skanes will continue his career with Boys & Girls Clubs of America as Director of Major Metro Services.
During his time at the BGCNW, the Club’s budget quadrupled from $800,000 in 1994 to $3.2 million today, the majority raised through donations and a well-developed fundraising program. BGCNW celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2014 and currently serves more than 1,700 children yearly–between 500 to 600 daily–from 60 Northern Westchester towns. This year, Skanes will receive the Club’s prestigious “Humanitarian of the Year” award, and honored at the annual Humanitarian Award Dinner June 6 at the Hilton Westchester.
“Brian has devoted himself entirely to creating better communities and lives for children and their families,” said R. Todd Rockefeller, president of the BGCNW board of directors. Honored as Citizen of the Year by the Mount Kisco Chamber of Commerce in 2002, Skanes is involved with various civic and professional organizations throughout the town, including the Mount Kisco Rotary Club, the Mount Kisco Chamber of Commerce, and the President’s Board of Northern Westchester Hospital.
“I never imagined I would work in a club and stay for 20 years. I am privileged to have had the chance to help grow and develop this wonderful organization,” said Skanes, a former Boys & Girls Club member himself. “It’s been a very rewarding career and a truly remarkable feeling to see the positive impact that the Club has had on so many lives.”
BGCNW has created a board-led search committee which is looking at qualified leaders able to bring a wealth of experience and deep dedication to the role. To learn more about BGCNW leadership opportunities, program initiatives, or upcoming events like the Humanitarian Award Dinner, please visit www.bgcnw.com or call 914-666-8069.