UNION, NJ -- Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County recently congratulated Steve Petross, former Board Member, with a special award and medal as the newest member of The Jeremiah Millbank Society of Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

The Jeremiah Millbank Society encourages and promotes individual giving to Boys & Girls Clubs. The society offers national recognition for individuals who demonstrate a deep commitment to the children of their community by providing vital funds to their local Clubs. “We are thrilled to recognize Steve Petross to The Jeremiah Millbank Society and offer him a special thank you for his support to our Club,” said Russell Triolo, Chief Executive Officer. “Steve has a long history of volunteerism with our Club and formerly served as a Member of the Board of Directors.”

Mr. Petross had a long career spanning over 20 years with Citibank in New York City. At our Club, Steve, was Vice President of the Finance Committee and managed the Club’s investments. He spearheaded an early initiative that focused on bringing technology to our members in the early 2000’s. Steve was an integral part of establishing the Heritage Club legacy giving program at Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County.

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Personally, Steve was an avid runner for many years and participated in a number of marathons, including the New York City Marathon. Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County offers youth programs in 5 communities in Union County: Plainfield, Elizabeth, Union, Hillside and Roselle. Teen leadership programs for ages 14-18 are available in Union, Elizabeth and Plainfield. Members participate in character, leadership, career preparation and community service activities throughout the year.

Aquatics instruction is available at our Union Club. Summer Camp Registration is open. For information on our clubs and programs, please visit our website www.bgcuc.org or contact us 908-687-2697. Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County seek to inspire and enable young people, who need them most, to realize their full potential and have provided opportunity for youth since 1955. They are part of a national network of some 4,000 neighborhood-based facilities, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which serves more than 4.6 million young people annually, in all 50 states and on U.S. military bases worldwide.

Clubs provide guidance-oriented character development programs on a daily basis for children 6-18 years old, conducted by a full-time professional staff. Key Boys & Girls Club programs emphasize leadership development, education and career exploration, financial literacy, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation, and family outreach.