The Boys & Girls Club of Allentown (BGCA) Board and staff are deeply saddened by the passing of a champion and devoted supporter of BGCA, the Honorable James Knoll Gardner. Judge Gardner was a longtime U.S. District Court and Lehigh County Judge. In addition to his distinguished 36 years on the bench serving our community, he had time to volunteer with several non-profit organizations in our area, including BGCA. For 32 years (since 1985), Judge Gardner has been a staunch advocate of our mission to serve the disadvantaged youth of Allentown. He served on our Board of Directors and our Scholarship Committee, providing valuable guidance and insight. Our deepest sympathy to Judge Gardner’s wife, Linda, and their entire family. He will be greatly missed by all.