Alliance Data Makes Multi-Year Commitment to Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County

Company pledges $60,000 to support programs that aid at-risk children.

Alliance Data donated $60,000 to BGCCC in a multi-year commitment.
Alliance Data donated $60,000 to BGCCC in a multi-year commitment.
  • Alliance Data donated $60,000 to BGCCC in a multi-year commitment.
    Alliance Data donated $60,000 to BGCCC in a multi-year commitment.
    Alliance Data donated $60,000 to BGCCC in a multi-year commitment.
    Alliance Data donated $60,000 to BGCCC in a multi-year commitment.
  • Alliance Data volunteers spent time with kids at the Club, teaching them to play games such as Connect 4. Here, Tony teaches a new friend some winning strategies.
    Alliance Data volunteers spent time with kids at the Club, teaching them to play games such as Connect 4. Here, Tony teaches a new friend some winning strategies.
    Alliance Data volunteers spent time with kids at the Club, teaching them to play games such as Connect 4. Here, Tony teaches a new friend some winning strategies.
    Alliance Data volunteers spent time with kids at the Club, teaching them to play games such as Connect 4. Here, Tony teaches a new friend some winning strategies.
  • Kids at the Club got to decorate sugar cookies with company volunteers as part of an afternoon celebration commemorating the Alliance Data commitment.
    Kids at the Club got to decorate sugar cookies with company volunteers as part of an afternoon celebration commemorating the Alliance Data commitment.
    Kids at the Club got to decorate sugar cookies with company volunteers as part of an afternoon celebration commemorating the Alliance Data commitment.
    Kids at the Club got to decorate sugar cookies with company volunteers as part of an afternoon celebration commemorating the Alliance Data commitment.
  • Alliance Data volunteers spent time with kids at the Club, teaching them to play games such as UNO. Here, Laura teaches a new friend how to play the game.
    Alliance Data volunteers spent time with kids at the Club, teaching them to play games such as UNO. Here, Laura teaches a new friend how to play the game.
    Alliance Data volunteers spent time with kids at the Club, teaching them to play games such as UNO. Here, Laura teaches a new friend how to play the game.
    Alliance Data volunteers spent time with kids at the Club, teaching them to play games such as UNO. Here, Laura teaches a new friend how to play the game.
  • Alliance Data volunteers spent time with kids at the Club, teaching them to play games such as Connect 4. Here, Scott teaches a couple new friends how to play the game.
    Alliance Data volunteers spent time with kids at the Club, teaching them to play games such as Connect 4. Here, Scott teaches a couple new friends how to play the game.
    Alliance Data volunteers spent time with kids at the Club, teaching them to play games such as Connect 4. Here, Scott teaches a couple new friends how to play the game.
    Alliance Data volunteers spent time with kids at the Club, teaching them to play games such as Connect 4. Here, Scott teaches a couple new friends how to play the game.
  • Volunteers Chris and Iddah spent time with the kids at the Plano branch Boys & Girls Club, helping a handful of girls create artistic faces on paper plates using a variety of new and recycled media
    Volunteers Chris and Iddah spent time with the kids at the Plano branch Boys & Girls Club, helping a handful of girls create artistic faces on paper plates using a variety of new and recycled media
    Volunteers Chris and Iddah spent time with the kids at the Plano branch Boys & Girls Club, helping a handful of girls create artistic faces on paper plates using a variety of new and recycled media
    Volunteers Chris and Iddah spent time with the kids at the Plano branch Boys & Girls Club, helping a handful of girls create artistic faces on paper plates using a variety of new and recycled media
  • Volunteer Cara made several new friends (and gave lots of piggy-back rides) on the playground during a company volunteer event at the Boys & Girls Club's Plano branch in 2011.
    Volunteer Cara made several new friends (and gave lots of piggy-back rides) on the playground during a company volunteer event at the Boys & Girls Club's Plano branch in 2011.
    Volunteer Cara made several new friends (and gave lots of piggy-back rides) on the playground during a company volunteer event at the Boys & Girls Club's Plano branch in 2011.
    Volunteer Cara made several new friends (and gave lots of piggy-back rides) on the playground during a company volunteer event at the Boys & Girls Club's Plano branch in 2011.
  • Chantal helped several students, including this one, get to the top of the class by helping with homework at the Boys & Girls Club's Plano branch.
    Chantal helped several students, including this one, get to the top of the class by helping with homework at the Boys & Girls Club's Plano branch.
    Chantal helped several students, including this one, get to the top of the class by helping with homework at the Boys & Girls Club's Plano branch.
    Chantal helped several students, including this one, get to the top of the class by helping with homework at the Boys & Girls Club's Plano branch.
  • All that energy! Cara played duck-duck-goose with a group of girls at the BGC Plano branch on a warm, overcast afternoon in 2011.
    All that energy! Cara played duck-duck-goose with a group of girls at the BGC Plano branch on a warm, overcast afternoon in 2011.
    All that energy! Cara played duck-duck-goose with a group of girls at the BGC Plano branch on a warm, overcast afternoon in 2011.
    All that energy! Cara played duck-duck-goose with a group of girls at the BGC Plano branch on a warm, overcast afternoon in 2011.

DALLAS, Texas—Alliance Data, a leading provider of loyalty and marketing solutions derived from transaction-rich data, recently announced an expansion of its partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County (BGCCC), which oversees five clubs in Frisco, Plano and McKinney. The company has contributed a three-year, $60,000 commitment to BGCCC that benefits all five Collin County clubs. The funds will be earmarked for BGCCC’s educational programs, such as Power Hour and Project Learn—programs providing homework help and game-oriented learning activities, respectively.  

In recognition of International Corporate Philanthropy Day on February 27, Alliance Data presented a check, and also sent a group of volunteers to the West Plano extension club to play fun, educational games with the kids.

Alliance Data began its multifaceted relationship with the Boys & Girls Club of Collin County’s Plano Branch in early 2009 with an associate-led arts mentoring program that has since become an annual event. The mentoring program opened the door for other volunteer activities: From shooting hoops to helping with homework, Alliance Data associates have volunteered time and energy while the company has donated resources, such as art supplies and office furniture, to the Club. Boys & Girls Club members include many at-risk children who value the one-on-one attention they might not receive elsewhere.

As part of its growing community outreach programs, the success of Alliance Data’s relationship with the Plano Club prompted the company to expand its support of BGCCC as a whole.

"Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County is deeply grateful to Alliance Data for the ongoing support provided by their executive team and employees. Over the last several years, the partnership between BGCCC and Alliance Data has had a significant impact on the children of Collin County," said Tanya Greene, CEO of BGCCC. "From employee mentoring to volunteering, or from hosting art shows to providing significant financial support, Alliance Data has demonstrated that the company genuinely cares about our community, and is truly committed to its success. It is an honor to be partnered with such an exceptional company."

"We're proud to be partnering with an organization like Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County. With the national high school dropout rate hovering between 30 and 50 percent, BGCCC steps in at a critical time in these children’s lives to make a positive impact," commented Ed Heffernan, Alliance Data president and CEO. "This organization has proven time and again that they not only help keep kids in school, but also foster their development into model citizens. At our Plano headquarters and across our enterprise, we are committed to improving the lives of children, especially those at-risk children in our local communities who need it most."

To learn more about Alliance Data's involvement in the community, and specifically with Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County, contact Alyson Evans at 214-494-3818 or alyson.evans@alliancedata.com

  

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County  
The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

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Alliance Data® and its combined businesses is North America’s largest and most comprehensive provider of transaction-based, data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. The Company creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience; the result is measurably changing consumer behavior while driving business growth and profitability for some of today’s most recognizable brands.  Alliance Data helps its clients create and increase customer loyalty through solutions that engage millions of customers each day across multiple touch points using traditional, digital, mobile and other emerging technologies.  Headquartered in Dallas, Alliance Data employs approximately 8,500 associates at 50 locations worldwide. 

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