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Hesse Family Donates $3 million Gift for Boys & Girls Club | South Bend Tribune

This article, outlining donations from the Hesse family to the Boys and Girls Club originally appeared in the South Bend Tribune. Published March 2014. 


The CEO of Sprint and his wife are giving $3 million to the University of Notre Dame and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America that will create a new position at the local Boys & Girls Club — with the net effect of doubling the club’s 75 volunteers.

And that could ramp up the number of at-risk kids that the local club can serve at its main campus, at 502 E. Sample St., from about 140 daily to 200 in the first 18 months, said Jory Fitzgerald Kelly, executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County.

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Boys and Girls Club Great Futures Award | BGCA

Honor originally posted to homepage of Boys and Girls Club of America. Published October 2013. 


Boys & Girls Clubs of America is pleased to present Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint Corporation, with the Great Futures Award. This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to the youth of this country.

Hesse joins a list of distinguished leaders previously honored, such as Craig Omtvedt, Edward and Diane Zore, and Thomas Flanagan. A premier event in Chicago, the Chairman’s Dinner has also featured many special guests including President Bill Clinton, Regis Philbin, and Major League Baseball Commissioner, Bud Selig.

Hesse has served as a Governor for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and continues to work to provide a bright future for children and teens.

With a goal to provide every young person with a cyber safe future, Sprint supports BGCA’s media safety initiative providing tools and resources to educate parents, guardians, educators and youth on important issues like cyberbullying, social networking, online privacy and mobile safety. BGCA’s, along with Sprint’s online safety resource 4NetSafety, aims to raise awareness around potential cyber safety issues while giving adults and youth the resources they need to have a fun, positive experience online.

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