Deerbrook Charitable Trust’s $1 million Match Challenge has been met!
The $2 million dollars raised from this match will be used to support our campaign to build a new DeSoto Boys & Girls Club in Bradenton. Deerbrook’s generosity toward this project is the result of its longstanding support of Boys & Girls Clubs; the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County; and a desire to honor Carl Weeks for his service to BGCMC for over 40 years. Carl was a Club kid as soon as he was old enough to join and has held various positions with the Clubs. Carl retired in 2013 after serving ten years as President. His noble and altruistic character have been apparent throughout his career and the Deerbrook Charitable Trust is pleased to honor him in this special way. Thanks to the Deerbrook Charitable Trust and the many thoughtful donors who helped meet the match challenge, the Teen Center of the new Club will be named in honor of Mr. Carl Weeks!
Deerbrook Charitable Trust is a private foundation that was funded in 2006 by the late Hays Clark, who had a keen interest in assisting others, especially children and youth, so that they might have opportunities for more secure futures.
For more information about other ways that you can contribute to the Invest in Kids campaign, please email our Development Director, Francine Diemer at email@example.com or call (941) 761-2582 (select option 5, then 3).