Hal C. Stephens Society

About the Hal C. Stephens Society

In September of 1943, Mr. Hal C. Stephens was the first Executive Director of Boys Club of Knoxville. The Club opened its first site at 312 West Vine Avenue in downtown Knoxville.

To recognize Mr. Stephens for his leadership and dedication to Boys & Girls Clubs over the years, we created the Hal C. Stephens Society. This annual giving society acknowledges gifts from $100 —$9,999 over the course of the year.

YOU Can Make a Difference.

Please make a gift that will make an impact for years to come. Great Futures Start Here because of you.

Member benefits:

  • The satisfaction you gain from investing in the futures of the young people in our communities.
  • Name recognition on Boys & Girls Clubs’ website and in the Annual Report
  • Invitation to the annual recognition event and other special events recognizing annual givers
  • The Hal C. Stephens Society recognition gift
  • An invitation to tour the new Teen Center

The Need.

During the school year, 15 million kids (nationally) leave school every day with no place to go, putting them at risk of being unsupervised, unguided and unsafe.

Nearly 3,000 Club members lived in food-insecure households in 2016.

There are over 43,000 children in our service area (Knox, Blount, Loudon, North Anderson) who are classified as economically disadvantaged.

The Solution.

Young people who attend the Club for 105 days or more a year are twice as likely to graduate from high school.

87% of Club members improved or maintained academic achievement during the year.

We served 490,462 meals and snacks to Club members in 2016.

Great Futures

The Impact of Your Gift.

It costs taxpayers $120 per day to incarcerate a juvenile in Knox County.
It costs $10 per day to send a child to Boys & Girls Clubs.
For every dollar invested in BGCTNV, there is a $12.47 positive economic impact in our community.
Boys & Girls Clubs closes the gap and provides much-needed services to kids and families who need us most.
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