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Building a Foundation for Tomorrow — One Child At A Time

We invite you to join us and become a part of something wonderful – creating a foundation for our future! Our youth and teens in Chesterton deserve a unique place to call their own. As parents of Duneland students, we know first hand the needs, challenges, and opportunities children face today. As Co-General Chairs of this exciting opportunity for the Chesterton community, we could not be more proud of our involvement with such a worthwhile cause that will impact our community for many generations. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County – Duneland Club will be a very special and state-of-the-art destination location of which our community can be most proud. Together, with your investment, we are certain the hopes and dreams of our kids will come alive through this new facility.

Tim & Shelly Rice and Todd & Laura Elliott


Help us embark on a journey.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County launched a capital campaign to raise funds to purchase, renovate and expand our programs and services with a newer, modern facility that will serve children of our community far into the future.

Charting a course.

The number of members will more than double from 145 to at least 300 youth and teens per day; the number of lives touched indirectly is exponential.

Today’s youth and their families face many challenges:
• Access to safe after-school supervision
• Inadequate education support and resources
• Lack of economic opportunities
• Unhealthy lifestyles


With your help and support, the Club will make a difference by:
• Serving more children more often in safe and secure facilities
• Reinforcing the need to do well in school
• Providing opportunities for children to contribute to their community
• Educating children about healthy habits and lifestyle


You can change a child’s future.

With caring and professional staff, volunteers and mentors who provide life-changing programs in a safe environment, Boys & Girls Clubs meet the needs of young people on a daily basis.


Making a difference together

Every child deserves the opportunity to be successful. Boys & Girls Clubs help build brighter lives for kids and better communities for our nation. We are among the more than 4,000 Clubs serving America’s youth. Club programs and services impact the lives of young people in a variety of locations, such as schools, public housing, Native American lands and U.S. military installations worldwide.


With your investment, we will increase our impact on young people through fun, engaging and nurturing programs during the most critical years of their development.



Enjoy short videos featuring committee members and Duneland Club’s Youth of the Year! Hear why they support this important campaign.

Our Committee

After an extensive feasibility study confirmed our communities’ support for a new facility, our Board of Directors selected leaders who believe strongly in our campaign efforts and the organization’s impact on children in the Chesterton community. We are grateful for their passionate involvement.

Campaign Co-Chairs:

Tim & Shelly Rice and Todd & Laura Elliott

Honorary Chair Alumnus:

Lloyd McClendon, Seattle Mariners Manager

Co-Vice Chairs:

Bernie Doyle and Jim Goetz


Dan Marchetti

Cabinet Members:

Deb Anselm • Mark Chamberlain • Anthony Contrucci • Larry Moore • Leslie Plesac • Ryan Smiley • Kyle Yelton

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