Year End Giving
100 Years, 10,000 Kids, 1 Mission
For 100 years the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club has provided kids across San Francisco the opportunity to Learn, Grow and Thrive. Whether on a basketball court, a theatre stage or just hanging out in the yard – our Members create forever friendships, learn what it means to be part of a larger community and the importance of giving back.
As we celebrate the legacy of 100 years of the Salesian Boys’ & Girls’ Club, or affectionately known as The Club, being a Member is at the heart of it all. Being a Club Member creates so much opportunity for our youth – lifelong friendships, their first butterflies of being on stage, learning how to sew, being on a sports team, knowing they always have a safe place to go and so much more.
Celebrating 100 Years of Learning, Growing & Thriving
We estimate that we have had over 10,000 Members since we opened our doors in 1921. Over the years we have made a very deliberate decision to keep the cost of Membership low. We never want it to be a barrier for anyone. We do not want to waive a fee, offer a scholarship for Membership because we truly want everyone to be equal. THAT is why Membership is only $10.00.
As we look to the next 100 years in continuing our mission and welcoming those who need us the most – we have much to do. From building a new fence in 2022, to creating a robust High School program – and of course serving over 200 kids a day offering sports, theatre and classics like cooking and educational support.
What does it really cost to be a Member? The average cost of a single Membership is $5,000/year. If you add on one sport it goes up to $5,250. A theatre production we’re looking at $6,600. You get the picture.Did you know The Club receives no government funding? Everything we do is privately funded by individuals, foundations/grants and corporate philanthropy. Here’s to the next 100 years! Happiest of Holidays and a Healthy 2022 to all! Click here to learn more about what is happening at Club and what it takes today to keep our mission going for the next 100 years.
Whether you’re a Club Alum, a current Club Family, or part of the greater Salesian Club Community – please help us get us to our Year End Giving Goal of $100,000 so future Members can Learn, Grow and Thrive for the next 100 years! Kevin & Denise Cassin have challenged us to a generous match of $50,000 – if we can get halfway to our $100,000 goal. Every donation counts. Thank you for your support.