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Candace Pate & Jasonte Williams to Lead Marketing Efforts for Nonprofit Helping Build Great Futures For Indy Youth
INDIANAPOLIS (May 3, 2021) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis announced today that Candace Pate will serve as its director of development and marketing and Jasonte “JT” Williams as development and marketing manager effective May 3, 2021.

Pate most recently served as director of admissions at Martin University where she led the University’s enrollment initiatives by identifying innovative prospective student pipelines, nurturing relationships with local school districts and community programs and managing an ever growing applicant database. She also served in the role of executive director of institutional advancement where she oversaw strategic fundraising, events and corporate marketing.
Prior to Martin University, Pate worked as director of admissions and community partnerships for Providence Cristo Rey High School and began her career making a difference in the lives of Indianapolis youth at Nu Heights Academy where she was a founder and served as principal for nearly 10 years.
In her role at Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis, Pate will manage planning and executing resource development strategies as well as create awareness of the Clubs through the implementation of strategic marketing strategies. She was recently named a 2021 Indy Best & Brightest finalist by Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, serves as vice chair on the board of directors for Vanguard Collegiate, is vice chair on the board for KuriosEd and is a member of the advisory counsel for the Lilly Scholars Network.
“I’ve always had a passion for working with kids and want to serve in a space where I can empower and uplift parents and youth with the resources they need to succeed,” said Pate. “This position allows me to show donors the impact their contributions have in shaping the lives of the youth that lie behind the blue doors at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis.”
Pate holds an undergraduate degree from Indiana State University in child development and family life. She is married with two daughters and loves to travel in her spare time.
Williams will join Pate as an integral member of the development team and will serve as a central point of contact for donors and partners. As a veteran coach of youth sports and having successfully served as the marketing and client care manager for his real estate business, he will be instrumental in implementing a strategic program to engage volunteers, young professionals and alumni in becoming supporters of the annual giving campaign. He has a proven track record of building relationships through his work throughout the years in M.S.D. of Pike Township and was honored in 2012 with a special commendation from Rep. Andre Carson for outstanding community service.
“We are excited to add Candace and JT to our leadership team,” said Maggie A. Lewis, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis. “Their combined experience will be essential in helping Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis increase awareness of our Clubs and our mission of building great futures for the youth of Indianapolis.”

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About Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis
Since 1893, Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis have served the Indianapolis community. With five facility-based Clubs and five school-based sites, BGCI serves nearly 7,000 youth annually in the areas of career exploration and educational enhancement, citizenship and leadership, the arts, and health and fitness. For additional information, please call (317) 920-4700 or visit www.BGCINDY.org. Follow Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis @BGCINDY and “Like” us on Facebook at Facebook.com/bgcindy.

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