The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation Supports Arts Programs & Education at BGCUC
December 4, 2018 – This holiday season, Neiman Marcus’ the Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation will support Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County’s arts programs with a generous gift of toys for our members this holiday season. This local partnership is part of Neiman Marcus’ national three-year commitment with Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Neiman Marcus’ support will help strengthen arts programs and education at Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County, and ensure members are having artistically creative, positive and fun experiences.
“Thanks to Neiman Marcus, we will be more equipped to facilitate artistic programs, fostering creativity and fun for our Club members.” said Russell Triolo, Chief Executive Officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County. “We believe that arts education is critical in the healthy development of our kids and teens. We are incredibly thankful to Neiman Marcus for their commitment to our young people.”
All 42 Neiman Marcus stores around the country will be supporting local Boys & Girls Clubs this holiday season. The Boys & Girls Clubs-Neiman Marcus partnership will be raising money throughout the holiday season which will be used to benefit arts programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County.
“We are certainly proud to partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County.” Said Patrick McGowan, Vice President/General Manager Neiman Marcus Short Hills. “We see so much value in giving back to children who are working to better themselves and the community.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s art strategy is composed of programs and initiatives positioned to develop leadership skills in members by increasing confidence in their ability to express themselves artistically; their ability to produce original work and their motivation to be creative.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (bgca.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, 4,300 Clubs serve 4 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in Boys & Girls Clubs of America-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County seek to inspire and enable young people, who need them most, to realize their full potential and have provided opportunity for youth since 1955. They are part of a national network of some 4,000 neighborhood-based facilities, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which serves more than 4.6 million young people annually, in all 50 states and on U.S. military bases worldwide. Clubs provide guidance-oriented character development programs on a daily basis for children 6-18 years old, conducted by a full-time professional staff. Key Boys & Girls Club programs emphasize leadership development, education and career exploration, financial literacy, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation, and family outreach.
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