- Samantha Leger
Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana Announces New Director of Resource Development
Lafayette, LA – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana (BGCA) announced October 27th that Kate Labue has been named Director of Resource Development for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana.
As head of Resource Development, Kate is responsible for assisting the organization in finding partners to assist with supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs mission in the six current locations and their expansion in Natchitoches, Louisiana, in 2022. Her role will include execution of partnerships and resource development for the organization, in support of organizational mission and goals.
Kate, an attorney, and Lafayette Parish School Board member, previously served as CEO of the Acadiana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, overseeing operation, grants, fundraising, and marketing in nineteen (19) parishes, including St. Landry, Iberia, Vermilion, Calcasieu, and Lafayette parishes that have Boys & Girls Clubs. In her current role, she will do strategic reach to supporters in our region, while overseeing the marketing and events of the organization, to ensure the sustainability and growth of the organization.
Kate is eager to being her new role, stating “I am honored to work for an organization that prioritizes youth opportunity and engagement, which assists in their formation academically, and physically, in a safe environment. Kids are provided positive mentors that instill in them the importance of leadership and credibility that will build great futures in our community.”
Rhyan Wheeler, President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana, emphasizes the importance of this position for the Organization, stating, “Connecting people to our mission and the impact the Clubs make in the lives of the youth we serve is vital to our organizations success. Kate’s experience in non-profit and involvement in the community will allow us to reach our goal to serve more of the kids who need us.”
This year marks the 51st anniversary of Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana. Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana operates under a mission to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. Serving 1,0006 children in six different locations, Boys & Girls Clubs provide opportunities through school programs and summer camps with activities focusing on Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles & Habits, and Good Character & Leadership. A seventh location in Natchitoches, Louisiana will open in January 2022.
If interested in supporting the Boys & Girls Club, visit www.bgcacadiana.com/donate or call 337-268-9555.