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About The BGC Community Council


Launched in January 2023, the BGC Mercer Community Council is made up of local business owners, and operators and members of the community who have committed to supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County.  These members will assist the Club by fundraising, volunteering, and networking within Ewing, Lawrence, Trenton and the surrounding towns in an effort to further the mission of the Club. The Council exists to make sure that the voice of the community is included in all events. The Council seeks to represent the diversity of culture, gender, race, sexual orientation, language, and socioeconomic status in the local community.

Activities will include collaboration with Club staff on the creation and execution of fun community oriented events. Provision of input from the community perspective in order to advance the mission of the Club and provide suggestions for community engagement across fundraising and community activities.


Responsibilities of Members


Council members are asked to commit to at least a one year-term. Members should be a current member of the Mercer County Community, have the capacity to attend up to 6 meetings a year (tentatively the first Friday of every other month, may be on zoom), as well as participate in volunteer activities in some capacity during your term.  The key responsibility to provide insight, to discuss, help plan and promote fundraising and community events.  This can be done via personal or professional social media, email blasts or through in-person promotion at your local business if applicable.  Members will pick-up or be delivered a promotional packet quarterly.  This will include flyers, signage, save the dates invitations etc. it is the responsibility of the council member to distribute them as (s)he see fit, to neighbors, patrons etc.  All members are required to complete the BGC Mercer Volunteer Application and profile online, including the background check.


Benefits to Members

  • Early access to Event Sponsorship and participation opportunities
  • Name and/or business name listed on “Community Council” page of
  • Alignment with a charity brand that has been a pillar of the Trenton Area for over 85 years.
  • And more…


If you are interested in becoming part of the BGC Community Council  CLICK HERE.  If you have any questions at all please contact Sarah W. Julian, Director of Events and Corporate Engagement, or 609-392-3191 x128


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