Boys & Girls Clubs raises $1 million

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Boys & Girls Clubs in Raleigh raised a record-high $1 million for its annual drive, meeting its biggest goal ever.

Contributions included over $100,000 in new and increased donations, dollars that will be matched with a $100,000 challenge grant from the Steward’s Fund in Raleigh.

Major donors to the campaign, co-chaired by Noel Lichtin, the group’s board chair, and Jim Scott of Ernst & Young, included Allstate, Progress Energy, North State Bank, BellSouth, The News & Observer, GMACCM, Band Together, First Citizens Bank, Bank of America, RBC Centura, Wachovia Bank and Duke Health Raleigh Hospital.

The Boys & Girls Clubs serve more than 3,890 children and teens ages 6 to 18 in five clubs in Wake County and a summer day camp in Nash Camp.

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