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Greenwich Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Bob DeAngelo Resigns

DeAngelo has been at the helm of the club for nearly 16 years.

Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich Executive Director Bob DeAngelo. Photo Contributed by Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich.
Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich Executive Director Bob DeAngelo. Photo Contributed by Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich.

Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Bob DeAngelo is resigning the post he's held for nearly 16 years.

During DeAngelo's tenure, the club on Horseneck Lane has renovated its clubhouse, built an ice rink and turf field for its programs. DeAngelo will continue to work at the club until May 31 to help with the leadership transition and to complete projects now in progress, according to a statement released by the club on Thursday.

The board of trustees has appointed a search committee to hire DeAngelo's successor. The club's chief operating officer, Sukie McFadden, who's been a staff member for 27 years, will serve as interim executive director. 

A message seeking comment from DeAngelo was left Thursday afternoon. 

In the club announcement, DeAngelo said, “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."

DeAngelo added, "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.’ "

DeAngelo also said, "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!”

Trustees Chair Lisa Stuart credited DeAngelo for several of the projects completed at the club.

“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," Stuart said in the club's announcement. 

Stuart added, "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.”  

Vince DiMarco January 17, 2014 at 09:21 PM
Hard to believe there have been no comments. No big deal to anyone, or are we all shocked "speechless"? Whatever the article says about the great things Bob accomplished for the Club and for countless kids is hardly enough. He'll be a tough act to follow, but perhaps there are a number of young men and women he mentored and guided early in his tenure who might come back and be considered to step into his shoes, just as he did. Best wishes, Bob, and endless thanks!
evelyne penvenne January 17, 2014 at 10:51 PM
I just read the article and I picture Bob smiling don't we all going to miss him of course, he took his decision and we can compliment him on the good work he has been doing for the club for all our kids and the community. Both our girls have been to the club and camp Simmons then counsellor they have a lot of memories there, our oldest one during the summers she works at the camp was always saying Bob is creasy he runs from the club to the camp and then one day she did run a marathon. Best wishes to your future Bob Jane and family. Bises the Penvenne
CosCob42 January 20, 2014 at 03:21 PM
Agree with Vince. B & G club is a gem -- an amazing resource for the town. When it became clear that there was demand for a public girls ice hockey team, only the B&G club stepped forward and created the Panthers. Camp Simmons was also great for our kids. Hope the great work continues with the new director.

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