Club Kids Are Noblesville’s Future
Help shape who they will become
Great Futures Fund
The Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville is planning today so that we’re able to guide children well into our community’s bright future. Through the Great Futures Fund, you can help our youth get on the right path in life and stay there.
Hamilton County is expected to add 218,000 residents by 2050, according to the Indiana Business Research Center. Among the county’s nine cities and towns, Noblesville is projected to see some of the greatest population increases.
Over the next few decades—and beyond—the need for a strong Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville will grow as more and more families call our city home. Today’s participants in the Great Futures Fund will help make sure our community’s children and teens have an affordable place to learn and develop as individuals through after-school and summer enrichment programs.
HOW TO GIVE
Giving to the Great Futures Fund can be done directly or through a gift model, which can provide tax benefits. The Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville has experienced volunteers who can work with you, your financial advisor or other trusted professionals to answer questions and tailor your gift to your needs.
WHAT TO GIVE
- Stocks and Bonds: Simple, tax-effective appreciated securities
- Retirement Assets: Part or all of unused retirement assets, such as your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plan
- Cash: Simple, easy way to give
- Insurance: Such as a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose
- Real Estate: In some cases, residential and commercial property
Contact Becky Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Club at 317-773-4372.
DEAR CLUB SUPPORTER: WE CAN SHAPE THE FUTURE
Giving our time and treasure has been a source of fulfillment for our family for a long time, and a way to honor our son Tim’s memory, whom we lost when he was 12.
Our youth are this community’s future—our future leaders, neighbors and workforce. All of these years, our giving has always been about these kids. Keeping kids off the street and in a safe, loving environment builds character and helps them become the people they dream of becoming.
When you give generously to Boys & Club of Noblesville through the Great Futures Fund, you make a real difference in shaping lives and the place we all call home.
Tom and Soni Sheehan have been supporters of the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville for decades. Tom founded Carmel Financial Corp. in 1967, and Soni is a former Club Volunteer of the Year and current volunteer.
HELP KIDS LIKE TAYLOR UNLOCK THEIR JOY & POTENTIAL
Before I found my Club family in the fourth grade, I felt like I had no value and lacked self-confidence. My parents had divorced, and moved from place to place often. I was pulled in different directions, taking care of my siblings and worrying about who was cooking dinner.
My mind was occupied with what was going to happen at home instead of who I wanted to become. At times, it was difficult to have somebody to confide in. I was incredibly lonely and felt very insignificant, until I started coming to the Boys & Girls Club.
While I didn’t have a lot of choices about where my life was going much of the time, through the Club, I had choices and found my voice. I was allowed to explore different outlets such as Junior Staff and Smart Girls, sharing my opinions on different issues, bringing community problems to light and developing ways to address them.
Over the course of my five years as a Club kid, I said goodbye to the girl who wasn’t motivated, lacked confidence and longed for a purpose.
As a junior in high school, I’ve returned to the Club as a staff member and am thinking about my future. The career I choose will be one where I can help others and contribute to my community. Working at the Club, I see a lot of families come in who have the same struggles I had. I want those kids to be able to discover their own identities, and find and use their own voices.
I grew up with the Club. I love it and everything about it. I’m still finding my voice, but as I grow, I know it’s important for me to be confident in myself and my community, and use that for the greater good.
The Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville named Taylor Spice our 2018 Youth of the Year. The national program recognizes teens for outstanding contributions to a member’s family, school, community and Club, as well as personal challenges and obstacles overcome. Taylor is a member of the 2021 class of Noblesville High School.
OPEN THE DOOR TO OPPORTUNITY FOR EVERY CLUB KID
All the kids in town joined up when the Boys Club opened in 1951 on Logan Street. I went mostly to play basketball. At that time, it was located above Kirk’s Hardware, and the floor had rolls in it, like a carnival fun house.
I became more involved as an adult, joining the Board in the ‘70s. The Club has responded well as family structures and requirements have changed. For example, the Boys & Girls Club plays a crucial role in fulfilling the need for after-school structured activities and meals for kids.
My twin sons participated in Club sports when they were growing up, and two of my grandsons were members. Every kid who wants or needs the Club should be able to go. The Great Futures Fund helps ensure operations continue for all of our Club kids.
Raised in Noblesville, Luke Kenley is a former Indiana State Senator (20th District) and Noblesville City Court Judge.
MAKE YOUR IMPACT THROUGH THE GREAT FUTURES FUND
I’ve listened to enough Youth of the Year speeches to know what a positive impact this Club has on kids from all walks of life, perhaps especially those who are struggling, need friends or lack positive adult role models.
We’ve thrown high school graduation parties, arranged to get prom dresses and provided haircuts for job interviews. Staff and volunteers help kids with homework and college applications. And we serve dinner and send snacks home with kids to last them through the weekend.
I started volunteering through the Ladies Auxiliary in 1992. In the fall, we would have a dozen kids packed into the small kitchen to make homemade apple pies or gingerbread houses. The Club never smelled so good and those kids were so proud of their accomplishments! At that time, about 100 kids attended daily.
In 2019, we serve close to 350 kids per day. With the space to help 500 kids, we’re preparing for the future through the Great Futures Fund. Participating donors will help make sure we don’t falter in hiring quality staff, providing transportation and keeping the lights on for Club kids.
Kim Hirschfeld is a current member of the Board of Directors and past president. She is also the current president of the Club’s Ladies Auxiliary and has always been a leader in this volunteer group.