Hometown Hero: Dana Duran provides example in kindness for kids with Boys & Girls Club | CraigDailyPress.com

Hometown Hero: Dana Duran provides example in kindness for kids with Boys & Girls Club

Dana Duran has been executive director for Boys & Girls Club of Craig since 2007.
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For this week’s Hometown Hero, the Craig Press is pleased to honor Dana Duran.

For more than a decade, Duran has been a crucial part of area children’s development as the executive director for the local Boys & Girls Club since 2007.

Overseeing branches of the national organization in both Craig and Steamboat Springs through Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Colorado, Duran helps facilitate learning and growth through after-school and summertime activities.

Duran, who holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Regis University, was well-prepared for the job and has seen hundreds of club patrons sprout up from rambunctious elementary ages to thoughtful, productive young men and women.

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Besides fundraisers such as Cowboy Christmas and the Yahoo Ball Drop and Golf Tournament aiding the mission of the Boys & Girls Club, it’s a line of work that is always a team effort, she said, giving credit where credit is due in a profile in the Craig Press’s “20 Under 40.”

“The Boys & Girls Club works hard every day to provide a safe and positive place for the youth in our community and this would not be possible without our dedicated board and staff members, donors, volunteers and parents,” Duran said.

Merriam-Webster defines a “hero” as a person admired for achievements and noble qualities. Who’s your hometown hero? A local first responder? Your neighbor? A co-worker? A friend? Help the Craig Press honor the unselfish service of our Hometown Heroes each Wednesday by submitting the name of your hero and a short statement explaining why he or she should be honored. Send your story to hometownheroes@craigdailypress.com.


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