About

Rick and Susan Goings, Co-Founders, World Federation of Youth Clubs

Our Story

The World Federation of Youth Clubs (WFYC) was formally created in 2019 by co-founders Rick and Susan Goings.

Through their global travels and work with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Rick as Chairman & CEO of Tupperware Brands Corporation, they observed firsthand and experienced countless stories of the need of children and teens. Rick and Susan created international youth clubs in Mexico and South Africa, ultimately founding WFYC, to meet the growing demand from other countries wanting technical and relevant expertise.

We exist to support those who are doing the important work of caring for the well-being of our young people who may not have the resources at their disposal to champion their cause.

We put our resources and expertise behind those youth organizations to ensure greater success and impact across more communities in order to reach more young lives.

In 2019, World Federation of Youth Clubs branched off from the Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA) to offer youth development services to organizations globally. BGCA, now a Collaborator for Good with WFYC, originally reached beyond their area of service and served as consultants and trainers for youth service organizations in other countries. As this need became increasingly more prominent—World Federation of Youth Clubs was officially formed.  It is our mission to offer our expertise to youth organizations globally. WFYC, together with a host of partners, has taken on this task to provide personalized, intentional services that ensure youth feel supported and connected all around the world.

May 2019 WFYC launch planning meeting”

BOARD MEMBERS
AND LEADERSHIP

Our team of knowledgeable and passionate professionals are dedicated to serving youth organizations all around the globe to secure the resources and support they need to succeed.   

BOARD MEMBERS 

Rick Goings

Rick Goings

Chairman and Co-Founder

Susan Goings

Susan Goings

Co-Founder

Elinor Steele

Elinor Steele

Secretary

David Beach

David Beach

Treasurer

Beau Bridges

Beau Bridges

Board Member

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Roxanne Spillett

Roxanne Spillett

Special Advisor to the Board

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Patrick Yoh

Board Member
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Staff Leadership

Glenn Permuy

Glenn Permuy

President & CEO

Mark Shamley

Mark Shamley

Executive Vice President and COO

Jose Cruz

Jose Cruz

Mission Advancement Advisor

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Dawn Nagy

Dawn Nagy

Director of Strategic Advancement

Tim Richardson

Tim Richardson

Mission Advancement Advisor