John Arigoni has been a leader in Boys & Girls Clubs since 1993, when he became the President & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. In 2006, John left the Denver organization to serve as Senior Vice President of Strategy Management for Boys & Girls Clubs of America where he spearheaded and completed the creation of the national strategic plan. John returned to his position with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver in July 2008.
John received his BA in Sociology from Princeton University and an MBA from Regis University. His exceptional work with Boys & Girls Clubs has been recognized at the local, regional, and national levels. He was awarded the Executive of the Year for the National Boys & Girls Clubs Professional Association in 2001, and in 2002 received one of Boys & Girls Clubs’ highest honors, the James E. Wetherington Southwesterner Award. In 2003 John received the Distinguished Level Executive Professionals designation from The Academy of Boys & Girls Club Professionals. John has served on numerous regional and national committees in support of Boys & Girls Clubs, as well as a variety of boards of directors.
Kathy’s career with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver began in 1980 as the receptionist after completing a business program at Parks Business College.
Kathy continually took on new challenges, roles, and positions and has worked in nearly every department of the organization during her career at BGCMD.
In 2004, Kathy was selected to be Vice President of Development and in 2006 she was named Chief Operating Officer.
Kathy served as the secretary of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of The Professional Association from 1983 to 1987 and has served on several national committees for Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Phil began his career with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver in July 2005.
Prior to that, he has held positions with Holben Cooper Christian CPAs LLC, The Colorado Trust, and the University of Colorado Foundation.
Phil holds a Bachelor of Arts from Western State College and a Master of Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
He is a Certified Public Accountant.
As the Vice President of Program Services, Tina oversees all Clubs, including programming, partnerships, and evaluation of our six core program areas. Since beginning her career with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver in 1998, she has held the positions of Cultural Arts Program Specialist, Education Program Specialist, Assistant
Program Director/Diversity Coordinator, and Director of Programs.
In addition to her work at BGCMD, Tina is a National Training Associate for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in the areas of Diversity and Program Basics and a member of the BGCA National Diversity Committee. She also serves on several committees that aim to improve the lives of youth in the community, including: Denver Quality Afterschool Connection, Smart-Girl Program Committee, Colorado Action for Healthy Kids, Denver Museum of Nature and Science Education Advisory Panel, and the Edison Elementary Collaborative School Committee. Tina graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver with a B.A. in Communication.
Vice President of Development: Erin Porteous
In the role of Vice President of Development, Erin oversees all fundraising, marketing and communication efforts, and special events for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. Prior to working at Boys & Girls Clubs, Erin had an established tenure in the non-profit sector working for the
University of Colorado, and also Frederik Meijer Gardens, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Erin joined the Boys & Girls Club team in 2006 initially working on special events, and then growing into a role to direct all marketing and event initiatives. Under her leadership, Boys & Girls Clubs has continued to improve both the scale and quality of the special events and marketing programs while exceeding revenue goals annually. Erin has a deep passion for serving those in need both here in Denver and also globally, including her participation in long-term volunteer projects in Brazil and South Africa.
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