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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Springfield Boys & Girls Club is committed to the Club mission:

The Springfield Boys & Girls Club provides, in a safe environment, programs that inspire, educate, guide, enable and support all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, respectful citizens and leaders.

A Message from the Chairman of the Board of Directors

The reason I choose to volunteer personal time, talent, and treasure is the kids! To see the look at over 2,500 children beaming with smiles, laughter, and happiness is a feeling like no other. Each and every day, our children are faced with challenges. A beacon of hope that our kids can survive, thrive and grow in a healthy, safe environment is the Springfield Boys & Girls Club. 

 I got involved with the Springfield Boys and Girls Club through lacrosse.

In 2015, working in conjunction with the US Lacrosse Organization myself and a friend cultivated a grant to bring lacrosse to the Club. Initially, for most kids, this was a sport they knew nothing about. And then, they had the opportunity to interact with local high school, college, and professional lacrosse players/coaches. After a few clinics and sessions, many of the kids were naturals, and the progress was outstanding. This original effort piqued interest from the Springfield public schools and has created lacrosse programs from elementary to high school. 

For me it was lacrosse. Each staff and board member has their own story. What all our stories have in common is doing all we can to provide a safe place of opportunity for growth, friendship, fun, guidance, and education through the Springfield Boys and Girls Club. 

 If you have not stopped by 481 Carew Street for a visit, I would highly recommend coming by and seeing all the wonderful things happening!

Matthew Perry

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Springfield Boys & Girls Club

Board of Directors Members

Matthew Perry


Edmund Dowd

Vice Chairman

John Carty


Jeanne Gosselin


Michael Chernick

Aleana Laster

Alison Cowles

Nick Scibelli

Vinnie Daboul

Dr. Molly Spatcher

Bryan Santiago

Darius Webb

Todd Jones

John Ramirez

Honorary Board of Directors

John F. Cauley | Samuel Chapin | Ellie Coons | Richard W. Cowles | Timothy P. Crimmins, Jr. | Roger L. DeRaleau | Paul S. Doherty, Esq.
John F. Fitzgerald, Esq. | Charles M. Fowler | William R. Fraser | William P. Hadley, Esq. | Robert W. Hamel | Richard Lambert
Joseph Pellegrino, Esq. | Walter Sattler | Bruce R. Shallcross | Dr. John P. Sullivan | William C. Sullivan

7.7 million kids and teens are alone and unsupervised after school while nearly 25 million don’t have access to after-school programs.

Your gift today can help change a child’s future.

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