Michael J. Hare named next Chairman of the Board of Directors for Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware at the April 2019 Board Meeting. A former Club kid himself, Mr. Hare has been a longtime supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs, serving in a number of volunteer capacities over the years. He brings to his presidency dedication, leadership and fiscal management experience that will surely carry the organization into the next chapter of saving and changing kids lives.
Mr. Hare joined The Buccini/Pollin Group in March 2008 as Executive Vice President for Development. His responsibilities include development management, public investment, government relations, multi-jurisdictional entitlement and external communications.
Prior to joining the Buccini/Pollin Group, Mr. Hare served as the Deputy Director of the Riverfront Development Corporation of Delaware (RDC), where he helped lead the $1 billion transformation of the Wilmington Riverfront from 1995-2008. Mr. Hare was employed by the Delaware Economic Development Office starting in 1989 serving as a Senior Development Specialist prior to being assigned to the RDC by Governor Thomas R. Carper in September, 1995. Mr. Hare served on the Wilmington City Council as an At-Large Member where he served on the Finance, Housing, and Licenses and Inspection Committees.
A native of Wilmington, Mr. Hare is a graduate of Archmere Academy and received a B.S. in Public Administration from St. Joseph’s University. He also attended Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Hare serves on the Boards of: Salvation Army Delaware; Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware; St. Edmond’s Academy; Delaware Technical Community College; the Latin American Community Center. Mike also serves as the Co-Chair of the Saint Patrick’s Day Society which has raised more than $2 million for the Saint Patrick’s Center which provides vital services for the underserved on Wilmington’s east side.