Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation Names Randy Acosta as Senior Director of Development
Former Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Harford County, Md. Brings Years of Valuable Nonprofit Experience to the Foundation
The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation today announced the new appointment of Randy Acosta as Senior Director of Development. Acosta will collaborate with executive leadership to direct the coordination and implementation of resource development programs on behalf of the Ripken Foundation’s goals and objectives to maximize potential and increase support.
Prior to joining the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, Acosta served as Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Harford County, Md. During his tenure, Acosta successfully established corporate, government and community partnerships to enhance the opportunities available for local youth and community within the Harford County region. In his new role with the Ripken Foundation, Acosta will be responsible for coordinating and executing annual special events and raising funds to support and expand Foundation programming. Additionally, he will assist with overall marketing and branding of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.
“We are excited to welcome Randy to the Foundation,” said Steve Salem, President & Executive Director of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation. “His vast knowledge and experience working with Boys & Girls Clubs, as well as his strong leadership, energy and passion for helping others, makes him ideally suited to oversee the development and continued success of the Ripken Foundation.”
“I feel honored and privileged to join such a well-respected organization,” said Acosta. “It is an exciting opportunity to join the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation in their vision to provide at-risk youth across the country with hope and opportunities for the future. I look forward to building on the strong base of the Foundation and helping foster new partnership relationships that will be instrumental in developing and moving the organization forward.”
As a former Boys & Girls Club member, Acosta has more than 12 years of experience within the Boys & Girls Club organization. He began his career with the Boys & Girl Club (BGC) at the same center he attended as a teen, starting as an Athletic Director and rapidly progressing to Branch Director. From there, Acosta spent time at each of the Clubs in Prince William County, Va., where he become the youngest professional to serve as the Area Executive Director for the Prince William Region of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, D.C.
About the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (CRSF)
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation uses baseball and softball themed programs to help build character and teach critical life lessons to at-risk youth residing in America’s most distressed communities. Founded in 2001 by members of the Ripken family in memory of their patriarch Cal, Sr., the Foundation works to create programs that positively impact disadvantaged youth through active community partnerships with America’s most successful youth service organizations. To learn more visit www.RipkenFoundation.org.