Boys & Girls Club Unit Director Jeff Long has been named the 2020 Maytag Dependable Leader Award, honoring his efforts to demonstrate dependability, reliability, and a commitment to excellence.
The award comes with a $20,000 grant to Boys & Girls Club of Springfield.
“We are so proud of this well-deserved recognition for Jeff. He is a true Club professional who is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of others and for the Springfield community,” Brandy Harris, Chief Executive Officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield, said in a statement. “The Clubs rely on Jeff for so many things because he has the heart and the will to do all things in the best way to provide great futures for our Club members.”
Long is a photographer who helped start the BGCS Photography Club. He brings in local photography professionals to help teach club members who have competed in national competitions.
Jeff created the annual Games Room Festival that involves multiple regional Boys & Girls Clubs. He has been an advisor for the award-winning Keystone and Torch Clubs.
In addition to his work with the Clubs, Long works with Springfield Sertoma, a major provider of financial support for Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield.