The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Foundation has announced the hiring of Kathy X. Kramer as their new Executive Director. Kramer brings more than 30 years of experience as a development officer with a focus on fundraising in health and human service settings including management, board relationships and strategic planning. Also, having grown up in Phoenix, Kramer has a deep understanding of the Boys & Girls Clubs.
“When my children were younger and as a working mother, my children attended the Barker Branch, part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, for after school care and during school breaks,” says Kramer. “I saw the Club’s mission first had and I am thrilled to join the Foundation and build a lasting legacy for future generations.”
Prior to joining the Foundation, Kramer served as the Vice President at Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation and also held top leadership positions at St. Joseph’s/Barrow Neurological Foundation.
“Kathy is committed to helping fund quality youth programming that is designed to develop character, leadership and life-enhancing skills, right here in our community,” says John C. Heitel, Foundation Chairman. “As one of the leading fundraisers in Arizona, we are extremely enthusiastic about Kathy joining the Boys & Girls Club movement.”
Established in 1992, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Foundation is dedicated to providing annual operating support to over 17,800 youth served at the organization’s nine locations and multiple outreach sites. Now led by Kramer, the Foundation is governed by an independent board of 15 community leaders and trustees.
“We have been vigilant about growing the Foundation into a stable source for the Clubs,” says Heitel. “Providing a legacy of success for the organization and the youth it serves.”
As well as fundraising, the Foundation also manages its own Charitable Gift Annuity program – a tax wise way to support the organization while providing significant income to the donor over his or her lifetimes. Donations, whether big or small, can be made to endow any specific Club location, outreach site or program.
“We are truly proud of the way in which our Foundation raises funds for youth who need it the most,” says Steve Davidson, President/CEO at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. . “In our 60 year history great futures have been created here at the Clubs every day. Kathy’s work with the Foundation will provide the financial security we need to create more great futures for youth for many years to come.”