Success Stories

One Team One Mission

One Team One Mission

Gathering brings BHGH International and Affiliate Leaders Together

The gathering was an eagerly-awaited opportunity for Affiliate and IO staff to come together to envision our collective future, forge consensus around key identity issues, identify shared goals, and strengthen old—and build new—relationships.
Monday, January 9, 2017/Number of views (1592)/Comments (0)/
Kristin Ostby de Barillas Takes the Helm as CEO

Kristin Ostby de Barillas Takes the Helm as CEO

Of Kristin, Paul Minorini said: “Kristin has been with BHGH for 11 years, and in that time has performed incredibly well, both in her passion for the mission and the development/growth of the International programs, as well as in her many contributions to the organization as a whole. Kristin has been my and the Board’s overwhelming first choice for a successor for many years, and we have worked to ensure that she has gained the experience, exposure and passion to rise to that level. In short, Kristin is a ‘first round draft pick’ who is poised and ready to take the next professional step in our organization’s leadership.”
Friday, January 6, 2017/Number of views (1615)/Comments (0)/
Paul Minorini’s 30-year Legacy

Paul Minorini’s 30-year Legacy

Reflecting and Looking Ahead

Of his tenure, Fr. Sheridan has recently communicated: “Paul has been an amazing leader for Boys Hope Girls Hope”…working “tirelessly to win the necessary financial resources needed to maintain and grow the operation, and relating personally to our scholars at every turn. On a personal level, Paul’s character with its pronounced integrity won over individuals, foundations and corporations to embrace this mission and to invest generously in it.”
Thursday, January 5, 2017/Number of views (3204)/Comments (0)/
Thursday, December 29, 2016/Number of views (1366)/Comments (0)/
Boys Hope Girls Hope Selects Kristin Ostby de Barillas as Next President and CEO

Boys Hope Girls Hope Selects Kristin Ostby de Barillas as Next President and CEO

In January, Boys Hope Girls Hope’s Board of Directors initiated a full review of succession plans for key leaders as a component of the organization’s Human Capital Management Plan. The Executive Committee of the Board, in collaboration with outgoing president Paul Minorini, selected Kristin to succeed Paul Minorini as the next president and CEO.  Kristin will immediately assume the role of President, and Paul Minorini will continue in the role of CEO through December 2016, when the full transition will take place.  

Tuesday, June 28, 2016/Number of views (3830)/Comments (0)/
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Stephanie Gonzalez
            A sophomore undergraduate student at Boston College, Stephanie Gonzales is realizing her dreams unfolding day to day.  At one of the most respected institutions in the nation, she clings to the life lessons she has learned from her experience at Boys Hope Girls Hope.
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Will Watson
            As a successful Air Force Academy graduate, Will Watson, a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, reflects on his challenging but momentous experiences at the Boys Hope home.  In his boyhood days, he dreamt of manning the jet planes he watched soar overhead.  But this dream seemed to drift further and further away from reality and into fantasy as time progressed.  Family circumstances found themselves too difficult to be managed, and his aspirations felt intangible. 
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