Tony Morano first joined the Ionic Ave. Club because his parents "sent me to get me out of the house". After serving in the Navy for four years, Tony earned his degree in education from Worcester State College. He taught at St. Ann's for many years, before his career as a certified teacher at the Worcester County Sheriff's Office. Tony has been involved in several charitable projects for the Boys & Girls Club, including Holiday Rock, a night of music and food coordinated to collect holiday gifts for Club members. He is also a member of Friends of Worcester Neighborhoods, who every year sponsors a holiday food drive at Thanksgiving, collects toys at Christmas, and puts on a golf tournament to support summer programs at the Club.
Tony has always remembered the most important aspect of the Boys & Girls Club. "Besides the activities, the Club provides stability and guidance--what kids need today." He sees everyday what happens to kids who aren't exposed to places like the Club."We'll do whatever we can do to prevent kids from ending up here with us. We're not looking for recognition, we're just doing what we do to give back."