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.”