Endowment Funds

Importance of Endowments

The purpose of our endowments is to provide a stable funding source that will be under the control and discretion of the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh. The Club’s endowment funds are permanent charitable funds from which the Club draws income every year. The Club’s endowment funds provide operational flexibility and stability, allowing the Club to focus on emerging needs.

Generally, unrestricted gifts to our endowment are added to the general endowment fund. Larger gifts may be restricted by agreement between the donor and the Club for specific, ongoing use, such as one of our core program areas, building maintenance or scholarships, and may be named to honor the donor, his or her family, or another worthy honoree.

Partners in philanthropy

The Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh partners with the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation to administer its endowment funds. The Club benefits from the Foundation’s pooled investment management capabilities, and donors can be assured their gifts will permanently support the efforts of the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh.

The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization serving Winnebago, Green Lake and Waushara counties. Established in 1928, the Foundation strives to address and anticipate community needs by providing leadership and coordination through grant-making and fund development.

How you can make a difference

You can help ensure the longevity of our organization and sustain our important work with our community’s youth by investing any amount to one of the Club’s established endowments or by starting a new endowment with a gift to the Club. Gifts of $100,000 or more allow you to establish a new endowment and give you exclusive naming rights for the endowment.

Established endowments: Which area speaks to you?

Currently, the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh has seven established endowment funds in which donors are able to invest funds.

Unmet Needs Fund

Provides assistance to Club members and their families most in need with basic social, health and welfare issues.

Charles F. Hyde Youth of the Year Scholarship Fund

Provides support for Club members needing assistance with post high school education.

Operating Fund

Supports operations and capital expenditures for the Boys & Girls Club.

Alumni Fund

Supports programming and youth development activities at the Boys & Girls Club.

Outdoor Education Fund

Provides for maintenance or special improvement projects on buildings or equipment at Camp Radford and/or for scholarships for Club members to attend Camp Radford and other camp opportunities.

Mental Wellness Fund

Provides the support and resources necessary to foster mental wellness and resiliency for Club members and their families.

Dosogne Building Maintenance Fund

Named for the Club’s longtime CEO, Marc Dosogne, this fund provides support for ongoing building and maintenance upkeep and equipment.

Possible endowments: What is your dream for the Club?

These proposed endowments are only possible ideas. You can create an Endowment Fund that provides for whatever you are passionate about at the Club. The possibilities are infinite.

(Your Name Here) Technology Endowment

Covers the cost of replacing technology in the Club as it becomes worn out or obsolete.

(Your Name Here) Building and Maintenance Endowment

Provides support for the necessary purchase or replacement of equipment and for maintaining an existing facility (i.e., the Radford Center) to provide a safe, attractive, well-functioning building and program area.

(Your Name Here) Special Program Initiative

Provides support for Board- and staff-directed program initiatives to address unique or critical needs of the community as they develop.

(Your Name Here) Staff and Professional Development Endowment

Provides support for training, professional development and recognition for the development and retention of Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh staff.

(Your Name Here) Establish a Tutoring College or Technical School Endowment

Provides youth in a college or trade school with extra tutoring beyond what is available at school. Tutors supplied through schools may not be available or affordable.

If you would like more information on our endowment, you can contact the Club’s CEO Tracy Ogden at 920-233-1414, ext. 116 or tracyo@bgcosh.org or speak to your financial planner or attorney.


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