Welcome to the Great Futures Fund.

Established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization three years ago, the Great Futures Fund is a Sussex County-based organization dedicated to helping local kids in need.

Our signature event, the Great Futures Gala, has taken place for the past two years led by an amazing group of dedicated and loyal volunteers including sisters Leanne Silicato Prosser and Nicole Silicato Miller who founded the Great Futures Fund.


The Boys & Girls Club of Oak Orchard/Riverdale in Millsboro currently provides services for over 100 children on a daily basis, running before and after school programs, a preschool and a summer camp. Their current waiting list is four pages long.


"The current programs are running on all cylinders, but we still have a four page waiting list of youth in grades K-8 who would like to attend our Club and we simply don't have the space," says Erica Kennedy, Director of the Oak Orchard/Riverdale Club.


The Great Futures Fund seeks to expand the current space at this Club in order to serve more local children, and we need the support of our community in order to do it.


Thanks to the generosity of many Sussex Countians, the 2nd Annual Great Futures Gala proceeds topped $150,000, and every dollar will go towards the Oak Orchard Club expansion (Phase 1). 


We are beyond thrilled to share this wonderful news, and even more excited to share the news that plans for the 3rd Annual Great Futures Gala are now underway! Please like our page on Facebook (@GreatFuturesFund) for the latest news. 


Total Phase 1 expansion project costs are estimated at approximately $900,000.  Architects and engineers from the firm Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc. are currently designing the expansion with input from Boys & Girls Club staff.  This proposed expansion includes adding 2,400 +/- sq. ft. of space and removing temporary trailers which are currently being used on-site.  A second-floor multipurpose room is planned to add a much-needed Teen Program.


The long-term goal (Phase 2) is to build a full-size gymnasium nearby which could eventually house the Teen Program as it grows.  Your support is paramount in helping us complete our Phase 1 Club Expansion, and to continue to support these amazing local kids with a Phase 2 gymnasium project!


Thank you again for your interest and support of the Oak Orchard Boys & Girls Club expansion plans initiative!


If you would like to contribute to the expansion plans, please click on the donate button below.  If you would like more information, please call 302.945.3350 or email info@greatfuturesgalade.com

All proceeds support the
Oak Orchard/Riverdale Boys & Girls Club Expansion Project!

2nd Annual  Gala Sponsors

Chris & Lori Schell


Preston & Kathleen Schell

Long Neck Rotary                         Harry Caswell

Many thanks to all our

Great Futures Visionary Sponsors!

Want to learn more?

Contact us, we'd love to meet with you!

info@greatfuturesgalade.com or 302.945.3350

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