Boys and Girls Club of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth receives $25,000 MassMutual Foundation Grant

Grand Rapids, MI – Boys and Girls Club of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth has received a $25,000 grant from the MassMutual Foundation as part of a national Community Service Award (CSA) program. Boys and Girls Club of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth is one of twenty-two organizations nationally to receive an award. The MassMutual Foundation made the grant as a tribute to the volunteer efforts of Mark Keating a MassMutual general agent with MassMutual MidMichigan in Grand Rapids, MI.     


“We are stronger when we come together as a community, and our Community Service Awards program recognizes a group of MassMutual financial professionals who embody this spirit, working with members of their respective neighborhoods, towns and cities, helping nonprofits with which they are involved grow and thrive,” said Dennis Duquette, Head of MassMutual Community Responsibility and President of the MassMutual Foundation.   “We are proud of the time and energy Mark dedicates to better his community and delighted to support the great work MassMutual financial professionals do with organizations across the country.”


The mission of Boys and Girls Club is to enable all young people to reach their full potential as responsible citizens through education, recreation, and other positive community experiences in partnership with the Grand Rapids Police Department.


While Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids and Camp O’Malley currently serves 3500 children a year, the need is much greater.  They will be utilizing this special gift to enhance and grow the programming and increase their capacity so that they can serve even more youth in our great community.

Mark has been with MassMutual MidMichigan for three years.  He has been committed to Boys and Girls Club of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth since he arrived in Grand Rapids and has dedicated countless hours of time and talent to help the organization grow and flourish.


“I am very pleased that my dedication to the Boys and Girls Club of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth has been recognized by the MassMutual Foundation,” said Mark. “This grant will provide much needed funding to continue supporting our community through providing youth with a Sense of Belonging, a Sense of Usefulness, a Sense of Competence, and a Sense of Power and Influence.”





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