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Brigade CORPs – Club of Rising Professionals

Is seeking young professionals like you, men and women passionate about giving back to the community and significantly impacting the lives of “Our Kids.” Apply your professional expertise and drive to support the Brigade Boys & Girls Club by:
  • Advancing advocacy and awareness
  • Filling a leadership role
  • Contributing diverse and innovative ideas
  • Providing financial support
  • Cultivating a fun and rewarding environment for Brigade CORPs and Club members

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.”

~ H. Jackson Brown Jr. ~

Involvement Opportunities

Whether volunteering at Club events, networking with other philanthropic-minded professionals, heading up an established committee, or initiating a fund-raiser, you’re involvement will assure continued sustainability and growth of BBGC programming. You’ll help to both motivate and support your community’s most valuable resource: “Our Kids.”


Program Development: The diverse range of after-school and summer programs is the life-blood of BBGC. Each category contributes to enriching the lives of Club youth:
  • Character Leadership Development
  • Education and Career Development
  • Sports, Fitness and Recreation
  • Health and Life Skills
  • Resource Development
  • The Arts

As a CORPs member you will:
  • Increase the positive impact of the Brigade CORPs’ efforts on Brigade Boys & Girls Club youth by supporting existing programs and developing new ones
  • Develop and implement quarterly volunteer events to increase Brigade CORPs membership and participation
  • Develop strategies to increase the number of mentors and volunteers for BBCG youth
  • Support existing events:
    • Easter Egg Hunt
    • Field Day
    • Fall Festival
    • Thanksgiving Dinner
    • Holiday Party

Membership: Your involvement strengthens Brigade CORPs leadership and assures organizational stability and consistency while cultivating CORPs leaders of the future. As a member of the CORPs Membership Committee, you will:
  • Develop strategies to identify future Brigade CORPs members
  • Organize and implement annual Brigade CORPs Kickoff
  • Identify potential speakers from area businesses, civic and community organizations to enrich Club programming

“Volunteering at Brigade is one of the most meaningful parts of my life here in Wilmington. I truly feel I’m helping to make a positive difference in the lives of our area’s youth. Whether it’s spending time out on the soccer field, mentoring one individual, or talking with a group of Club members, I know I’m part of something special. I’m part of an organization that provides these kids with enriching experiences that can help them stay on a positive path, one that will lead them to be successful adults and engaged citizens.                          ~ Jeremy Wilson~


Resource Development: Without the generous contributions of local, regional, and national donors BBCG programming would languish. As a member of the CORPs Resource Development Committee, you will:

  • Diversify and increase financial contributions that fund Brigade Boys & Girls Club programming
  • Identify prospective partnerships with local business, civic, and non-profit organizations
  • Organize and implement fundraisers
  • Provide day-of-event assistance
  • Serve on event sub-committees such as:
  • Bocce Ball Tournament (April)
  • 10-Day Campaign (October)
  • Beach Bash (November)

Our CORPs Leadership Team
John Anderson, President
Devon Hailey, Vice Chair
Brooke Johnson, Vice Chair
Steve Westbrook, Vice Chair
Jeremy Wilson, Vice Chair

Terri Haydu
Tracey Hopkins
Carrie Kelson
Brian McArtan
Andy Mitwol
Brandon Todd
Thomas Varnum
Julia Wessell

For more information and to get involved contact:

  • Angie Hill at