Boys & Girls Club of Michigan City to hold Steak & Burger Dinner

MICHIGAN CITY – The Boys & Girls Club of Michigan City will hold a Steak & Burger Dinner fundraiser on Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the Uptown Center, 907 Franklin St.

This event provides members of the community an opportunity to interact directly with Michigan City’s youth, while raising funds for the Boys & Girls Club of Michigan City. The Steak & Burger Dinner draws local civic and community leaders, Club members and staff. With the children eating steaks and the adults eating burgers, it emphasizes “Nothing but the best for our kids!”

"We are thrilled to bring this event back — a chance for caring members of our community to connect with our Club kids, enjoy delicious food, and hear an inspirational word from a local community hero," said Executive Director Brandi Lewis.

The Keynote Speaker this year is Michigan City native and MCHS graduate Megan Applegate. Applegate received her bachelor of science in accounting from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. Next, she attended Indiana University where she received her master of science in accounting while working at Applegate & Company. Megan passed all parts of the Uniform CPA Exam. After earning her master’s degree, Megan became a business and financial analyst for the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she managed a $26 million budget for the Division of Information Technology (DoIT). Megan rejoined Applegate & Company in January 2014, and is thrilled to be back in the hometown community.

Outside of Applegate & Company, Megan is a volunteer firefighter and Emergency Medical Responder for the Long Beach Fire Department. Additionally, Megan is the secretary and finance chair of the Long Beach Fire Department Governing Board. She’s also a board member of the Michigan City Rotary Club, the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce, the Purdue North Central College of Business Advisory Board, and Michigan City Chamber's Lakefront Career Network. Megan also is a member of the Indiana CPA Society, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, La Porte County Family YMCA Annual Campaign, and the Northwest Indiana Leaders (NWIL) young professional organization. Megan is heavily involved in the community and works hard to network and connect young professionals in Northwest Indiana. Megan's hobbies including spending time on Lake Michigan, traveling, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

Tickets for the Steak & Burger Dinner are $25 per person or $200 for a table sponsorship entitling you to one corporate table for six of your preferred guests in addition to a ¼ page program advertisement. For tickets, sponsorship opportunities and more, call 219-873-2298 or visit:

Boys & Girls Club of Michigan City is a private, not-for-profit organization that serves nearly 600 youth ages five to eighteen. It is a member of Boys & Girls Club of America, which is a nationwide affiliation of 4,100 local autonomous Club organizations that work to help young people of all backgrounds develop the qualities they need to become responsible citizens and leaders. There are three Boys & Girls Club of Michigan City sites: The Charles R. Westcott Center location, 321 Detroit Street; the Pine Elementary School Boys & Girls Club Extension and the Springfield Elementary School Boys & Girls Club Extension. For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of Michigan City, visit or “The Boys and Girls Club of Michigan City” on Facebook.