Boys and Girls Clubs of Oklahoma Co. Receive Major Donation
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A generous donation will have a big impact on the children of Oklahoma County.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County received a $2.5 million donation from philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott.
Organizers say the donation is part of a $281 million donation to 62 local Boys and Girls Clubs and Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
“We are extremely honored to be one of 62 clubs across the country selected by MacKenzie Scott and her team to receive this wonderful gift,” said BGCOKC President and CEO Teena Belcik. “His significant investment in our mission will help us continue to serve even more young people, as we support thousands of Oklahoma County children and teens on their journeys to a great future. On behalf of all members of Boys and Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to MacKenzie Scott for this level of transformational support.
Oklahoma County Boys and Girls Clubs play an important role in the lives of more than 16,000 young people each year through its 15 locations.
The organization offers academic support, caring mentors, and life-skills-building programs after school and during the summer months. It also offers homework help, STEM learning, sports and recreation, arts, academic enrichment, workforce development, and college and career planning.
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