Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore Announces Jeff Breslin as its President & CEO
Breslin, former Under Armour Global Philanthropy leader, brings significant nonprofit and corporate philanthropy experience to local organization
Baltimore, Md. (December 11, 2018) – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore (BGCMB) today announced the appointment of Jeff Breslin as its new president and chief executive officer. He accepted the position effective October 8, 2018 and will lead the entire operation of the nonprofit organization after serving on the organization’s Board of Directors. In conjunction with Breslin’s appointment – the organization is kicking off its J.O.Y – Just One Yes campaign to highlight the impact of the organization’s work in Baltimore.
A seasoned professional with close to 15 years of youth development, nonprofit and corporate philanthropy experience, Breslin comes to BGCMB after serving as Senior Manager, Global Philanthropy at Under Armour where he led the strategic direction and execution of all youth-focused philanthropic investments made by Under Armour. In addition to the organization’s global and national initiatives, Breslin supported local Baltimore projects including UA House at Fayette, a multi-million dollar renovation of an East Baltimore community center, the development of a multi-year initiative to invest in Baltimore City Public Schools, and leadership on the Brand’s efforts to support more than 20 youth serving nonprofit organizations in Baltimore through the Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative.
“We are highly confident that Jeff is the right leader and advocate to grow our organization by every measure, while being a leading voice for youth in this great city. Jeff’s passion for and experience in the nonprofit community will not only have an immediate impact but one that will transform our organization for years to come,” said Robert Brando, Chair of the BGCMB Board of Directors.
Prior to joining Under Armour, Breslin spent 10 years working with and supporting Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the country in his role with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation. In addition to his professional career, Breslin is an active board member for the Maryland Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and was a committee member of Baltimore City Public Schools’ City Schools CEO Enrollment Task Force. He has also received notable honors including Baltimore Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Top Business Professionals (2013) and led Under Amour’s efforts which resulted in the brand being a finalist for the ESPN Sports Humanitarian Awards for Corporate Community Impact Award Honoree (2017 & 2018).
“The Boys & Girls Club movement is an institution in our country and I am both humbled and excited to lead the efforts to deepen the impact the movement makes in the city I call home,” said Breslin. “I have long enjoyed my work with Boys & Girls Clubs across the country and I look forward to working with the community, the Board of Directors, and our partners to bring the Club experience to more young people and teens across Baltimore. “
Breslin holds a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management with minors in business administration and public relations from York College of Pennsylvania. He also has a Nonprofit Executive Leadership Certificate from Indiana University, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and Sport Impact Leadership Certificate from Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs.
About the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore (BGCMB)
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore is a 501 c (3) youth development nonprofit organization, governed by a local Board of Directors. The organization’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Since 2007, BGCMB has served children and families of Baltimore by providing a safe place for youth to learn and grow, fostering genuine and ongoing relationships between youth and caring adult professionals, sponsoring positive, life-enhancing programs, and by promoting character development, hope, and opportunity. The organization currently has Club locations in the communities of Westport, Brooklyn, Garrison/Callaway, and O’Donnell Heights neighborhoods.
For more information, visit www.bgcmetrobaltimore.org.
CONTACT: Katy Ford