leadership change at B&GC this fall

Brent Finnegan -- June 30th, 2008

Today’s DNR reports that Heather Denman, Executive Director of the H’burg/Rockingham Boys & Girls Club, will be retiring September 30.

Some of us have written about the financial woes of the Boys & Girls Club here before. On February 13, Marcus reported:

Walter Curt also spoke at length about his experience with being involved with the club and fund raising efforts. He named issues of poor project management, lack of knowledge in major fund raising, poor planning and lack of follow through as issues he saw during the time he helped […] Mr. Curt wants to continue to help the B&G Club, but has a lot of concerns about management and the seeming lackluster treatment he has received since leaving involvement with the group. He has seen no changes that would give him a feeling of comfort to move forward. He is willing and interested in continuing to fund the B&G Club if changes are made to his satisfaction.

To which I commented,

“I assume that means firing Heather Denman. In a DNR article, Ms. Curt made it pretty clear that they would not continue supporting the BGC if [Denman] remained the director.”

Today’s DNR article doesn’t say that Denman was forced out, nor are there any (public) promises from the Curts to resume their large financial contributions after Denman leaves in September.

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