Boys and Girls Club of Alamo plans to reopen doors after facing financial problems
The Boys & Girls Club of Alamo-San Juan plans to reopen its doors after rumors of a possible shutdown due to financial troubles.
Chief Volunteer Officer Jorge Arcaute says the nonprofit organization lost board members after facing financial difficulties in May. Aracute added some changes will be made in order to move the club forward before reopening on Oct. 2.
"One is to do a little more of the direct donations we have concentrated in our fundraising in having events and those bring their own set of expenses, it's almost like we feel like we have to give something to get a donation instead of just letting the product sell its self, there is absolutely no doubt that the cause if worthy," Arcaute said.
Aracaute says along with creating a new financial model, Boys and Girls Club board members are looking into hiring a new CEO over the next few months.
"We are still working with the Boys and Girls Club of America to develop a nice job description and a lot of that has to do with those final funding decisions,” said Arcaute. “Of course, the new CEO before you hire him or her you are going to want them to know exactly what the expectations are and exactly what the resources are going to be. "