Boys & Girls Club
Revitalize the facility into a state-of-the-art hub and provide numerous full scholarships each year.
The Boys & Girls Club faced two equally difficult challenges: the main facility was more than 50 years old and rapidly deteriorating, but many youth from low-income backgrounds weren’t able to afford the annual program fees that would go toward repairs. Braddock Philanthropies was a major contributor of a $10 million capital campaign designated to revitalize the facility. To continue to help, the foundation provides numerous full scholarships each year to make the Boys & Girls Club programs accessible for everyone.
Developing a State-of-the-Art Facility
With diverse and spacious areas for learning, crafting, playing, and gathering, the Boys & Girls Club is now a hub of discovery for youth to explore themselves and the world around them.
Maker Space and Tech Lab
Scholarships for Youth in Need
Every year, Braddock Philanthropies provides scholarships for families who can’t afford the Boys & Girls Club after-school program.
How it All Started
The Braddocks were lifetime residents of San Leandro. Together with his business partner Wayne Valley, Bob Braddock wanted to give back to the community in the East Bay and support educational opportunities for youth. They focused their efforts on the San Leandro Boys & Girls Club, where they became board members, supported the organization’s mission, and rallied other donors in the region to support the Boys & Girls Club, too.
Pictured Left: Bob and Lois Braddock
Pictured Right: Lois, Cherie Keemar and Robert Braddock