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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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