Gavin Ekstrom, a Denver-area branch manager with Citywide Home Loans, has more than 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry. In addition to supporting community development as a member of various professional organizations, Gavin Ekstrom contributes to the Boys & Clubs of Metro Denver.
More than nine out of 10 children enrolled in Boys & Girls Clubs programs come from low-income backgrounds, and studies have shown that without a network of support, they are six times more likely to drop out of school. To prevent that outcome, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver have been committed to providing underprivileged youth with opportunities to succeed by sponsoring extracurricular and academic programs for them. These programs make a positive difference in the lives of more than 2,000 children each year.
To fund these core programs and continue making a difference, the Boys & Girls Clubs rely on generous contributions and on fundraising events, such as the 2015 Summer Soiree, to be held at Cherry Hills Country Club on July 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In addition to having dinner and cocktails, guests will have the opportunity to mingle, to enjoy live entertainment, and to bid for prizes in a silent auction. Proceeds will support a number of after school and summer programs throughout the metropolitan Denver area, including but not limited to sports camps, robot building, and rafting and camping excursions. To reserve tickets, go to http://www.bgcmd.org/event/summer-soiree.