Beverly's Biography  

Beverly M. Burton began volunteering for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 1982 and was appointed the Mobile Alabama’s Junior Leagues representative to the local Boys & Girls Club Board. She served for nearly 25 years and received numerous awards. Her involvement helped transform the Clubs presence in Mobile from 2 clubs and an annual budget of $191,000 to 19 clubs and an annual budget of $6.8 million.

Although Beverly resided in Mobile, her reach expanded well beyond the city limits. Because of her extreme dedication, Beverly was appointed to the National Area Committee where she supported clubs in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

She received many awards including W. Clement Stone Outstanding Achievement Award, presented to only one individual for their outstanding work with the area councils; The Robert W. Fowler Southeast Pacesetter Award, the Southeast Region’s highest honor bestowed upon a board volunteer for exemplary service; and Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Medallion. In addition, Beverly received the B.R. Wilson Leadership Award from the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama for the numerous years she graciously volunteered to work with the Boys & Girls Club. Losing her has been felt throughout the organization she loved so dearly.

After her passing, the national organization named an award in her memory. The Board Member of the Year, an award Beverly herself received, was renamed the Beverly M. Burton Board Member


When I think of Beverly, I remember
her overwhelming strength; she was
tenacious, passionate, a valiant fighter
for the rights of children, and a winner
of those fights.”

Clyde McGuire
Boys & Girls Club
Regional Service Director

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