The Heritage Club is an association of friends of Boys & Girls Clubs of Valdosta from all across South Georgia. Like you, these people seek to ensure that the future needs of our youth are met by including Boys & Girls Clubs in their estate plans. This planning might include a will, charitable gift annuity, a trust arrangement, a real estate gift or a life insurance policy.
Jeremiah Milbank Society - $10,000 + Unrestricted
The Jeremiah Milbank Society is designed to provide national recognition for those individual donors who lead the way in communities by supporting their local Boys & Girls Club with deep commitment and an unrestricted gift of $10,000 or more during a single year. Jeremiah Milbank gave of himself generously. His extraordinary and life-long concern for youth and those less fortunate has changed the lives of millions and is the inspiration for The Jeremiah Milbank Society
Frank Harrison - $5,000 to 10,000
Frank Harrison was the first member of the Boys Club of Valdosta and the winner of the 1948 Boys’ Club of America Junior Citizenship Award, which is more commonly known as the National Boy of the Year Award. His award gave him an opportunity to meet President Harry S. Truman, be named the mayor of New York (for five minutes), engineer a diesel train to Atlanta, meet Georgia Governor M.E. Thompson, and put the Boys Club of Valdosta on the map.
Otis McCann Scholarship Fund – Unrestricted
Despite being diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 11, Otis became an outstanding athlete in high school and ran the second fastest time in the 100-yard dash in the state of Georgia. After becoming a double amputee, Otis went on to become an outstanding coach at the Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta with his devoted love for children. Otis was more than a coach; to many, he was a father and mentor and has coached several young men who are now playing with the NFL. Otis received the following awards: Torch Bearer, July 11, 1996; Golden Rule Award, April 23, 1966; Man of the Year Award, 1992.