Salem, OR – [10/15/2020] – Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion and Polk Counties announces Robbin Kerner as the new Chief Development Officer. “Robbin comes to us with a wealth of experience and expertise as well as a deep passion for our community,” said Sue Bloom, Chief Executive Officer. “She will be an incredible asset to our organization as we build on 50 years of supporting kids who need us most, especially during these challenging times.” Kerner, formerly the Major Gifts Officer at Marion Polk Food Share, has been serving the nonprofit and fundraising community for over 13 years. She was a small business owner, focused on supporting fundraising efforts of elementary and middle schools prior to that. Kerner has lived in Salem for the past 23 years and is married to her high school sweetheart, Aaron Kerner, and they have three children. Kerner is currently the Director of Membership and a Board Member for the Rotary Club of Salem and has been a member since 2013. She is a member of Alphi Phi Delta Honor Society and a graduate of Leadership Salem through the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. Kerner replaces Debra Garvey who had been with the organization for 26 years. Garvey continues to serve the community in her new role as Director of Corporate Giving at Mountain West Investment Corporation.

About the Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion and Polk Counties

Due to the global pandemic, the challenges Club members face every day, like food insecurity, gaps in education, loneliness, child abuse and financial instability are compounding. Consequently, today’s youth need their Boys & Girls Club now more than ever. As we begin the 2020-2021 school year and reduced time in the classroom, we know that this will disproportionately affect the youth we serve. In order to help close the gap, we are expanding our Fall program hours, running full days of program focusing on safely providing quality care and support of distance learning for the youth in our community who need us most.

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