Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve Announces New Executive Director

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The Board of Trustees for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve (BGCWR) announced today the selection of Teresa R. LeGrair as their new Executive Director. LeGrair will assume her new leadership role at the Boys & Girls Clubs on Monday, August 9, 2010.

Teresa R. LeGrair - Executive Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve

We are excited to have an executive of Teresa’s caliber join the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve. We believe Teresa is the right leader at the right time.

The Board of Trustees for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve (BGCWR) announced today the selection of Teresa R. LeGrair as their new Executive Director. LeGrair will assume her new leadership role at the Boys & Girls Clubs on Monday, August 9.

LeGrair’s appointment was the result of a search facilitated by Waverly Partners, a national retained executive search firm based in Cleveland, and conducted by the BGCWR Board of Directors and leaders from the Akron Community Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the United Way of Summit County.

“We are excited to have an executive of Teresa’s caliber join the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve. We believe Teresa is the right leader at the right time, and that she will be integral in helping us maximize opportunities to work together with the Akron/Summit community in reaching the many kids who could benefit from the proven programs provided by the Boys & Girls Clubs,” said Paul Belair, President of the Board of Directors.

LeGrair has served the Akron community in many capacities over the course of her career, most recently as Vice President of Programs and Member Services for the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. LeGrair also served in leadership roles at the Akron Urban League and the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Teresa is a graduate of Leadership Akron, Class XXIV, and her extensive volunteer background includes work with Youth Excellence Performing Arts Workshop, Heart to Heart Communications, Junior Leadership Akron, and LeBron James King for Kids Bike-a-Thon.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve serve at-risk children and teens through two Club locations in inner-city Akron and through collaboration with Akron After School and Akron Public Schools to deliver Boys & Girls Clubs programming to additional young people. Clubs provide both a short-term and long-term benefit to the community: Parents know their children are safe, completing their homework, enjoying a hot meal, and taking part in fun and engaging programs that help kids achieve Academic Success, live Healthy Lifestyles and practice Good Character and Citizenship. With the fulfillment of the agency’s mission – inspiring and enabling all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens – Boys & Girls Clubs work to change the lives of children, and through them, to change their community.

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