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The Boys and Girls Club of Frederick County announced Friday that CEO Lisa McDonald is resigning effective Oct. 8.

“It has been my great privilege to work with an exceptionally dedicated and skilled team of youth development professionals who were at the forefront of impacting the lives of children in our community every day,” McDonald, who served in the organization’s top role for nearly five years, said in a news release.

The release didn’t list a reason for her departure.

Board chairwoman Timika Thrasher will serve as interim CEO while the organization conducts a national search for a permanent replacement.

The Boys and Girls Club of Frederick County provides summer and after-school programs at multiple locations for youth throughout the county.

“Lisa is leaving the club in a better position than it was when she assumed leadership,” immediate past board chair Dean Rose said in the release. “She has guided our organization through what has perhaps been the most challenging period in our 12-year history.”

Hank Abromson will replace Thrasher as chair of the board. Abromson noted the club is expanding to two new middle schools in the fall, and “additional program growth is planned over the next two years,” he said.

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Why no comment upon Lisa McDonald’s resignation? The board commented on Pat Gunnin’s departure in 2016.

Frederick County Boys & Girls Club leader resigns after board vote

By Nancy Lavin nlavin@newspost.com Sep 26, 2016

“The leader of the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County has stepped down after more than six years at the helm of the local chapter and 40 years with the national organization.”

“Patrick Gunnin, the executive director, resigned as of Sept. 16, the organization announced on Tuesday. Lisa McDonald, a member of the organization’s board of directors, will fill the position temporarily until a permanent replacement is hired, a press release stated.”

“Gunnin said in a phone interview on Tuesday afternoon that his decision to resign was made jointly with the board of directors. The board met in early September and decided to “go in a different direction,” Gunnin said.”

When you look at the IRS Form 990 for the organization in 2016 it reveals “revenue less expenses” [R\E] deficit of -$45,707.00

https://apps.irs.gov/pub/epostcard/cor/263424855_201612_990_2017101114822356.pdf

The next year a friend Carl Miller made a generous $500K donation.

Philanthropist donates $500K to Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County

By Nancy Lavin nlavin@newspost.com - Jun 8, 2017

Form 990 shows

2017 [R\E] positive $574.220.00

2018 [R\E] falls to $489,556.00

https://apps.irs.gov/pub/epostcard/cor/263424855_201812_990_2019122016972363.pdf

The most recently available IRS Form 990 is for 2019.

2019 [R\E] reveals deficit -$247,482.00

The same IRS Form 990 [Part VII] lists the sole paid employee [CEO] as $75,000.00

That very same year Frederick County Executive Jan H. Gardner earned $95,000.00

Can’t wait to see form 990’s for 2020 and 2021 when they become available.

“Lisa is leaving the club in a better position than it was when she assumed leadership,” immediate past board chair Dean Rose said in the release. “She has guided our organization through what has perhaps been the most challenging period in our 12-year history.”

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