June Crow named Boys & Girls Club Southeast Professional of the Year

By THE YAZOO HERALD,

 

June Crow has been named Professional of the Year for the Southeast Region by Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

June Crow, Chief Financial Officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta, was recognized as the Professional of the Year for the Southeast Region by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  She received the award at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Southeast Leadership Conference in Atlanta last month. The Southeast Region consists of 11 states from Louisiana to Virginia and represents hundreds of Boys & Girls Club Clubs and Organizations.

Crow will be one of five professionals eligible for the National Professional of the Year Award to be presented in San Diego this summer. She received the 2017 Mississippi Professional Staff of the Year at the joint Area Council for Mississippi and Louisiana last August.

“June has been the backbone of this organization for the past ten years,” said David Dallas, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta. “I am so grateful to work with such a dedicated team and so glad to see her recognized by the leading youth advocacy group in the country.”

Dallas added, that in her position as Director of Finance, “June doesn’t often get the opportunity to see first-hand the results of her seemingly endless commitment to this organization. She’s not often seen by the children we serve, the parents that rely on the organization for a safe place for their children, and our many community volunteers.”

In addition to her work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the MS Delta, this year, June joined the staff of the Mississippi Alliance for the Boys & Girls Clubs to assist with financial management and administration statewide.

“Her wealth of knowledge and experience has been a tremendous asset to the Alliance.” said Thomas Norman, Director.

“For more than ten years, June has seen the Mississippi Delta organization through some good times and some not-so-good times.  During her tenure with the organization, she has seen it transition through a lot of changes.  She’s stepped in as the Interim CEO on two occasions and for extended periods of time,” Norman added.

June assists many organizations in the Boys & Girls Club movement with their financial management questions and issues.  Additionally, she assisted the leadership of the Mississippi Delta organization in acquiring a new administrative office space and provided guidance as the organization continues to grow.

“In the past three years our organization has experienced a significant rebound in terms of programming, participation and particularly finances,” said Dallas said. “June has played an integral role in that effort.”

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta currently serves over 3500 youth annually and is made up of nine clubs operating throughout the following seven Mississippi counties: Tunica, Coahoma, Panola, Grenada, Leflore, Holmes, and Yazoo.

Crow is a native of Yazoo City. She is married to Johnny Crow of Yazoo City and they have seven children and four grandchildren. She currently is a board member of the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce and the Martha Coker Greenhouses.