In January 2019, Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware lost one of it’s strongest, longstanding champions, Gregg Bacchieri. Gregg was a true advocate for the Clubs and the children and teens they serve. A passionate man of the community, Gregg was always the first to donate his time, treasure and talents to the betterment of the organization. He was a firm believer that the Clubs provided a safe place for children and most notably teens, during critical out-of-school hours, and he worked tirelessly to ensure our doors remained open, providing life changing opportunities and preparing young people for a great future.
Gregg Bacchieri was involved on the Board of Directors for 24 years in a variety of capacities. He served as a member of the Board of Directors, chairing numerous committees, task forces, events and activities. He joined the Board in 1991. He also served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware. Gregg chaired the Strategic Planning Committee, the Fundraising Committee, and the Program Committee. In addition, Gregg led the Board of Directors as Chairman for the Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club and the Claymont Boys & Girls Club. He helped expand services to youth from 1,200 youth to more than 40,000 statewide.
Mr. Bacchieri served on the Fundraising Committee that had direct responsibility for conducting Capital Campaigns that generated new Boys & Girls Clubs in the Bear/Glasgow community (Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club), the Middletown community, the Seaford (Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club) community, the Milford community (Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club) and the Claymont community (Claymont Boys & Girls Club.)
He motivated his work colleagues, superiors and employers to share his interest in supporting youth programs at the Boys & Girls Club resulting in contributions in excess of $4 million. He influenced and recruited other volunteers as tutors, mentors, coaches, and committee members. With his encouragement, he recruited and influenced over 900 individuals to volunteer in our Clubs over the last 20 years.