Union League Boys & Girls Club Trustee Receives National Honor

Union League Club
Updated 1/3/2013 1:23 PM
  • Michael W. Kiss, Union League Club Boys & Girls Club Trustee, recently received the Jeremiah Milbank Gold Medallion.

    Michael W. Kiss, Union League Club Boys & Girls Club Trustee, recently received the Jeremiah Milbank Gold Medallion. Union League Club

Union League Club Boys & Girls Club Trustee Michael W. Kiss has received the Jeremiah Milbank Gold Medallion presented by Boys and Girls Club of America for his outstanding and extraordinary service on a national level supporting youth.

Kiss, a Deerfield resident, is chairman of the Illinois Area Council for the Boys & Girls Club and also recently served on the Midwest Leadership Planning Committee.

"The Union League Boys & Girls Clubs provide a positive alternative to help thousands of Chicago's young people and become responsible citizens by opening doors to their future. I am honored to receive this award and remain inspired to serve and support the Boys & Girls Club movement," states Michael W. Kiss, award recipient.

As a dedicated advocate and leader for the Union League Club Boys & Girls Club, Kiss is a past president where he implemented a strategic planning task force, a safety task force and vocational task force. Kiss has been a Boys & Girls Club Trustee since 2000, and is a past member of the program committee, resource development committee, personnel committee and executive committee. Mike currently chairs the camp committee.

"The tireless dedication and leadership of Michael W. Kiss helps us continue to serve over 11,000 kids in Chicago's inner city neighborhoods, enabling them to experience and enjoy academic, arts and athletic after school programs in our six Clubs and Camp in Wisconsin," said Mary Ann Mahon-Huels, Executive Director. "We celebrate Michael Kiss' national recognition of the prestigious Jeremiah Milbank Gold Medallion Award for his work with the Union League Club Boys & Girls Club and thank him for his continued service to all our Club members," she adds.

The Jeremiah Milbank Gold Medallion was created to honor those individuals who have rendered an outstanding and extraordinary service to the Boys & Girls Club movement on a national level. The Award is named after Jeremiah Milbank, a successful businessman, financier and philanthropist, who served for more than a quarter of a century for the national organization where he shared concern for youth and those less fortunate.

For 93 years, the Union League Boys & Girls Clubs have served thousands of children in six well-equipped professional staffed inner city Chicago clubs in Pilsen, West Town and Humboldt Park communities. The organization also staffs and manages its own 250-acre summer camp in southern Wisconsin where youth from Chicago's inner city spend time in an environment free from drugs, gangs and violence.