"A lifelong friend of youth, mentor to two generations of African-American leadership, a lover of athletics, a peer among the nation's best in youth development, a sterling son, husband, brother, and father, and a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ. These are but a few of the heartfelt phrases that describe Emanuel Croslan, Jr. Serve as Executive Director of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Durham for more than two decades, Mr. Croslan gave himself completely to the task of reaching the children of Northeast Central Durham with a message of safe harbor, self-confidence, encouragement, and hope. For over thirty years he personified the Fanny Crosby hymn, 'Rescue the Perishing.' When Emanuel Croslan died on April 25, a great loss was felt by family, Club members and parents, co-workers, church members, and The Boys & Girls Club community. Their greatest comfort has come from remembering his sincere faith and seeing his legacy in The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Durham."
In 2016, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club held its Inaugural Emanuel Croslan Hall of Fame Gala. Every year going forward, we will dedicate our Hall of Fame Gala to the great legacy of Mr. Croslan, who changed so many lives during his time with our Club, and even more in his community. We will honor past Club members who have gone on to be successful, inspirational, and encouraging individuals. This Gala, the largest fundraiser for The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, is an event to remember!
Join The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club as we honor four affiliates of The Club this year for their accomplishments and success in our community!
Annie Perry, Former Staff Member of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Durham
Felicia Deloatch, Senior Training Specialist
Nick Pettiford, Marketing Professional
Captain Walter Tate, Durham Police Department
When: Friday, September 22, 2017; 6:00-10:00PM
Where: The Rickhouse in Durham, North Carolina.
Ticket Information: Tickets are $100 per person. Alumni of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Durham qualify for a special, discounted rate. Please contact our Development Director for more information.
Sponsorship Information: Would you like to be a sponsor for our Hall of Fame Gala? You can give a financial contribution to our Boys & Girls Club, or join organizations like the Carolina Panthers, DPAC, Bull City Escape, and the Biltmore Estate by donating an item to our Silent Auction that will happen during the Gala on September 22. Contact our Development Director for more information, and check out the sponsorship packages by clicking the link at the top of the page.
Can't Go? Donate! If you are unable to attend our Gala and the sponsorship opportunities are not an option for you, we would be honored if you would consider making a financial contribution of your choice to The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club! We have a special donation link at the bottom and top of this page.
Silent Auction: We are thankful for our community partners who have donated to our silent auction so far this year! We will continue to add items until the evening of the Gala. Please note that you cannot bid on these items until the evening of the Gala, so you better buy a ticket!