In 2009 Jennifer Dooley was asked to join the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha executive board. Soon after she joined the board Club CEO Wally Graffen approached Dooley to put together a strategy to market the annual fundraising campaign. As a result of the overwhelming success of that project the Club has since partnered with Dooley & Associates to serve their marketing needs including development of the Club website, Circle of Impact fundraising program, Gus the Bus campaign, 25 Year Anniversary logo & landing page and many other creative marketing initiatives on behalf of the club. Dooley also continues to serve on the board and Dooley & Associates actively supports the Circle of Impact and club events.
As the Club prepared to celebrate its 25th anniversary Dooley & Associates wanted to give the club a gift that captured this momentous occasion. A conversation was initiated with Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha CEO Jake McGhee and his team about how to best tell the story of the first 25 years of the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha. We quickly realized that the best way to tell the story would be to interview a few of the people who were key stakeholders in the formation and development of the club.
So without further ado, we bring you the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha 25th Anniversary video produced and donated with love by Dooley & Associates!
Special thanks to the stakeholders that contributed their time and memories to this project.
Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian
Former Kenosha Mayor Keith Bosman
County Executive Jim Kreuser, BGCK Exofficio Director
Joe Madrigrano Jr., Partner, Madrigrano, Aiello & Santarelli, LLC
Dennis Troha, First BGCK Board President & Lifetime Board Member
Tim Mahone, Mary Lou & Arthur F. Mahone Fund
Steve Mills, Former Sports Director, Christian Youth Council & Chief Executive Officer, Bear Real Estate Group
Wally Graffen, BGCK Executive Director 1993 – 2012 & Vice President, Midwest, Boys & Girls Club of America
Karla Kreihbel, Regional President, Southeast Market at Johnson Bank
Matt Carlson, BGCK President of the Board & CEO, Platinum Systems
Terri Wruck, Manager, Charitable Contributions, Snap-on Incorporated,
Andy Palmen, President, Palmen Auto Stores
Felicia Dalton, Director of Prevention and Outreach & Former BGCK Youth of the Year
Christian Gregory, 2016 BGCK Youth of the Year