After almost 16 years as executive director, Bob DeAngelo has announced that he will be stepping down as executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich. DeAngelo will continue to work at the club through May 31 to assist in the leadership transition and to complete projects.
A formal search for a new executive director is underway led by a search committee of the club’s Board of Trustees. Sukie McFadden, the current chief operating officer and a staff member of the club for 27 years, will serve as interim executive director.
Said DeAngelo in a statement: “I want to thank the entire Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich ‘family’ and our entire community for an incredible and special journey the past 15+ years. Helping children is an honor and privilege, and I feel so fortunate to have been part of a dedicated and talented team of staff, board members, community volunteers, partners and supporters that has made and continues to make a huge impact on the lives of many children. I was able to meet and work with many spectacular children, parents, staff and people all with a passion to make great moments for children in our Clubhouse and at Camp Simmons. My years with the Club were extra special to me as a former Greenwich Boys Club member in my youth. As our hands clasped Club logo implies, ‘We are all in this together to help children.’ I cherish all of the great moments we made for children and take pride in the great sense of community the Club helps foster. The Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich will continue to champion youth and will help many children achieve their life dreams. Thank you so very much for the opportunity to be a part of this great organization!”
Said Lisa Stuart, chairman of the club’s Board of Trustees: “Bob DeAngelo is a great visionary who guided the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich for nearly 16 years. His accomplishments have been remarkable. Bob championed the fundraising behind our magnificent Clubhouse, the ice rink and the turf field. He has been a community builder who connected with all the Club’s diverse constituencies and solidified partnerships with other valued Greenwich organizations. Bob led countless outdoor activities for Club kids, including our fall Mud Run which tripled in attendance in just two years. Bob’s enthusiasm and passion to serve kids will be missed. The BGCG Board is committed to finding a new Executive Director with the energy and talent we need to lead our organization into the future.”