The Boys & Girls Clubs Great Futures Annual Fund is the cornerstone of our organization’s fundraising efforts. The Great Futures Annual Fund provides unrestricted income for the Clubs, allows us to forge relationships with new donors, and strengthen bonds with existing donors. Distinct from other fundraising channels in the organization, the Great Futures Annual Fund helps donors stay invested in our activities by keeping them fully informed of our accomplishments every step of the way. It keeps our programs front and center in their minds and reminds them of all the work we do on behalf of the youth and teens in their community. The Great Futures Annual Fund allows for a lot of flexibility, because every dollar raised is unrestricted. That means that the money can be spent as needed, in the best interest of the Clubs as program managers deem fit. It also allows for the organization to have access to funds as needed in case of an emergency, as demonstrated in 2020 when the onset of COVID-19 forced the BGCMCC to pivot in new directions. Without unrestricted dollars from the Great Futures Annual Fund, we would have faced a much greater challenge as we worked to keep our doors open for the community.