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Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids names Chief Development Officer

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New Chief Development Officer Nikki Outhier, looks forward to working with the community to enable all young people to reach their full potential.
Nikki Outhier, new Chief Development Officer at Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids

Nikki Outhier, new Chief Development Officer at Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids


About Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth

In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. Founded in 1938 by Grand Rapids Superintendent of Police Frank O’Malley, Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth engages youth in building positive and meaningful relationships with police officers, staff and adults through programs in the areas of recreation, education, leadership development, healthy life skills, arts, education and positive community services.  Boys & Girls Clubs offer programs and services that promote and enhance development by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids has added a new key member of its senior management staff. The organization recently announced that Nikki Outhier will serve as Chief Development Officer. 

In her new role, Outhier will provide vision, leadership, and direction for all development activities helping grow this organization’s important role in supporting Grand Rapids youth.

“The work that Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids does to enable all young people to reach their full potential as responsible citizens through education, recreation, and other positive community experiences is so very important to our community, said Outhier. “I am truly grateful to have the opportunity to work with the talented team of staff and volunteers at the Clubs to provide great futures for the youth in our community.”

Outhier has extensive experience in the non-profit sector. She most recently served as Purple Community National Programs Manager for Van Andel Institute and has also worked in development for Kalamazoo College and Michigan Blood. She is a graduate of Aquinas College and is involved in several local organizations. Outhier serves on the board of Artists Creating Together and is a member of the Mary Free Bed Guild. 

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