Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay

Who We Are

To enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, caring citizens.

Our Vision

We are committed to providing a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach for every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.

Our Commitment to Inclusion

Boys & Girls Clubs of America supports all youth and teens – of every race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, socio-economic status, and religion – in reaching their full potential.

The Need

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay serves more than 22,000 youth in Hillsborough and Pasco Counties annually at our 22 Clubs. Our staff diligently work with our kids who fall into the Learning Gap due to the disparity in academic performance creating an Opportunity Gap which is dependent on race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and other factors that contribute to academic limitations.   

Our Three Pillars

Explore innovative programs designed to empower youth to excel in school, become good citizens and lead healthy, productive lives. 

Character & Leadership

Health & Wellness

Academic Successes

Leadership Team

Terry Carter

Chief Executive Officer

tcarter@bgctampa.org

Valerie Kendall

Chief Financial & Administrative Officer

vkendall@bgctampa.org

Mary Dillon

Vice President of Youth Development

mdillon@bgctampa.org

Elisa Jackson

Chief Development Officer

ejackson@bgctampa.org

Board of Directors

Albert Lee
Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corporation

Alex Good
United Healthcare

Angelie Spurling
Valley National Bank

Board Chairman John Tomlin
Tomlin St Cyr Real Estate Services

Brian Best
GTE Federal Credit Union

Brian Breseman
Tampa Bay Lightning

Carolynn Smith-Jones
Seven Marketing & PR

Chad Chronister
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Chris Roederer
Tampa General Hospital

Collin Jotham
Mercer

Dr. Adam Diasti
Intelident Solutions
 

Ed Narain
AT&T

Eddie Gomez
Ed Morse Mazda

Greg Hearing, Esq.
Gray Robinson Attorneys at Law

Karen Mincey
TECO Energy

Karl Brandes, Esq.
Phelps Dunbar

Keith Lawless
Cox Media Group

Larry Bevis
UBS Financial Services Inc.

Lori Liburdi
GCP IV Management LLC

Luis Garcia
Garcia& Ortiz, P.A.

Marc Spencer
Bank of America Private Bank

Martin Saavedra, Jr.
MLI Marketing Solutions

Matt Dumar
Grant Thornton LLP

Matt Pierson

Baldwin Risk Partners

Nik Palles
Humana

Paul Blaylock

LoanFlight Lending, LLC

Phil Malcolm
AAA Auto Club South

Regina Marrow
Ernst & Young, LLP

Reginald O. Godbolt
USAA

Ryan Skubis
Robert Half International

Scott Jacobsen
Seacoast Bank

Tomas Birriel
Crowe Horwath LLP

History of The Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay has been a strong thread in the fabric of the Tampa Bay community for more than 90 years. In 1926, the Tampa Rotary Club established the first Club, – the West Tampa Boys Club. After successfully financing and operating the Club for almost 20 years, the Rotarians recognized a need for expansion and thus began the growth of an organization dedicated to serving young men and women.

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