Dudick, who also serves on BOEC’s Board of Directors (BOD) shared, “I ‘m honored to serve on the BOD for an organization that impacts the quality of life for so many – not just in our community, but globally. BOEC’s programs change lives by showing that overcoming adversity comes in all shapes and sizes and provides hope for everyone involved, including the staff, volunteers, and those who are lucky enough to witness the smiles on the faces of the individuals BOEC serves. Our purpose statement is ‘The soul of BGV is creating smiles,’ and BOEC is doing just that day-in and day-out. It’s truly my pleasure to help support the awareness of their programs, facilities, and operations.”
As BGV has prospered as a company, they have also grown with BOEC. We are extremely grateful to have 18 years of support from them in several different ways. In addition to supporting BOEC through various auctions at the Cinco de Mayo Celebration, Tee It Up Golf Scramble, and now “Fiesta”, they are an important partner in the community we both call home. BGV shows up as a leading sponsor for BOEC events and provides tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships to locals participating in BOEC events every year. Furthermore, they participate in a small but important area of BOEC’s programming, our Professional Challenge Program. In fact, last year, BGV’s leadership retreat was themed “Climbing New Heights – Celebrate, Elevate, Motivate, Anticipate,” making it fully appropriate for BGV executives to unite with BOEC’s leadership training.
In regards to the retreat, Juli Rathke, BGV’s Director of Corporate Affairs and PR shared, “We were excited to work with the BOEC as we crafted our Leadership Summit programming in 2021. As leaders, we were able to put our strengths aside and look at things with a new perspective by having the BOEC lead us through some of their curriculum. The teambuilding aspect of this was 5-star and they catered it beautifully to our mission and purpose. BGV Gives, the philanthropy arm of BGV, has given to the BOEC for years and it was amazing for our staff to have the awareness of BOEC’s services right in our backyard, and have since brought smaller teams to their campus for more experiences.”