Futures for Kids Annual Campaign donors enjoy the exclusive opportunity to attend our annual Be Great Gala. Save the Date for Thursday, October 19, 2023 at the Ramsey Conference Center to celebrate giving youth the opportunities they need to graduate high school with a plan for the future to become responsible, caring, productive citizens. 

2023 Keynote Speaker Malcolm Mitchell

When former New England Patriot’s wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell first entered the University of Georgia, he could only read at a junior high level – something he realized after attending his first English class and recognizing he wasn’t at the same literacy levels as his peers. But being the competitor that he is, Mitchell overcame his obstacles and vowed to improve.

Helping Hands Award


Dr. & Mrs. Wiley and Judy Black will be presented with the Phillip Sartain Helping Hands Award in recognition of their unwavering commitment to the lives of thousands of young people.

The Phillip Sartain Helping Hands Award is given annually to those that have – through service, dedication and commitment – improved children’s lives at Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier.

Building Great Futures Partnership Award


Cargill will receive the Building Great Futures Partnership Award. Each year, this award is given to a partner that has demonstrated a commitment to young people in our community through leadership and service.

To make a pledge, send your completed 2023 Futures for Kids Commitment Form to Joyce Wilson at jwilson@bgclanier.org or at our mailing address at the bottom of the form.

Be Great Gala

Thursday, October 19, 2023


Ramsey Conference Center at Lanier Technical College
2535 Lanier Tech Drive
Gainesville, GA 30507

For more information, contact Joyce Wilson at jwilson@bgclanier.org or 770-532-8102 ext. 306

Ramsey Conference Center at Lanier Technical College

Have You Already Made Your Contribution?

Donors who have been contacted by Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier to submit your Guest List for the Be Great Gala, please do so here.

You Can Help

We count on the support of community members, like you, so all children have access to our programs. With a contribution to our Futures for Kids Campaign, you can join us in our quest to give kids the tools they need to Be Great in and around Hall, Habersham, Buford, and Forsyth. Together we can change lives and reach even more kids who need us. Your contribution to our campaign helps to change the lives of more than 7,500 kids we serve each day.