Shawn Costa of Plymouth, currently the Director of Development for the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield, has been chosen as Executive Director. Since 2008 Mr. Costa has been instrumental in securing grants and donations that ensure continuation of the valuable programs for the Club’s members.
Shawn is a “Club Kid” and former youth of the year award winner at the Boys and Girls Club of Plymouth. As a proud alumnus he served as a spokesperson during its capital campaign to construct a new facility and was Program Director there. He attributes his successful professional career and advanced education in part to the Club’s internal leadership programs: The Torch Club and The Keystone Club, programs that are currently serving Marshfield’s young people.
Following the Boys and Girls Club culture of education and leadership, Shawn earned his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration at George Washington University in Washington, DC and then his Masters Degree in Business Administration from Providence College. Shawn had always been giving back to the organization that helped him achieve success and served as Program Director and in the Capital Campaign at the Boys and Girls Club of Plymouth. In the several years before being hired at the Marshfield Club, Shawn worked as Development Coordinator in the Providence College Office of Institutional Advancement.
“Shawn’s lifelong experience with Boys and Girls Clubs combined with his business acumen and fundraising experience make him the perfect choice as the Club’s Executive Director,” stated Jim Murphy, President of the Club’s Board of Directors.
“He brings the passion and intelligence that will benefit the children and bring the Club to the next level,” stated board member, Beverly Johnston.
Shawn is excited about the Club’s direction and expansion and looks forward to leading it. He has already enjoyed tutoring and participating in other activities with the kids, and he has become deeply involved with the community. He encourages members of the public to contact him to learn more about the Club, its programs or the Build the Future Campaign.
“The most important issue in the immediate future is building a Club large enough to hold all the kids who have registered as members. A new facility will also allow us to expand our outreach to better serve Marshfield and the surrounding communities. It will be a place our members can call home and the starting place for many bright futures,” said Mr. Costa
The Boys and Girls Club
The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield provides a safe haven for recreation and fun, which includes a variety of supervised activities for the 1,300 current members and is available to youth (between the ages of 6 to 18 years old) within the town and surrounding communities. The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield has five Core Areas: Character and Leadership; Education and Career; Health, Sport Fitness Recreation and Life Skills; The Arts; and Technology. These Core Areas serve as the foundation for all programming.
As a privately-funded, non-profit organization, the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield relies tremendously on the generous philanthropic support of individuals. Financial gifts assist in providing the financial strength necessary to continue the club’s mission “to enable and inspire all young people to realize their full potential as productive and responsible citizens, as well as become tomorrow’s capable leaders.”
For more information about the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield, please contact (781) 834-CLUB (2582) or visit the club in Library Plaza or the website at MarshfieldBoysAndGirlsClub.com. The club’s mailing address is P.O. Box 311, Marshfield, MA 02050.