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Boys & Girls Clubs Of Garden Grove, Inc.

 10540 Chapman Avenue
 Garden Grove, CA 92840
[P] (714) 530-0430 x 1921
[F] (714) 530-0431
[email protected]
Rachelle Gillerman
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 95-6112702 00000


Mission StatementMORE »

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Mission Statement

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2020
Projected Expenses $12,025,000.00
Projected Revenue $12,025,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

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Mission Statement

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Background Statement

Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove (“BGCGG”) is a proud 63-year member of BGCA that has developed a unique variety of services adapted to the needs of our community. Programming focuses on three core areas; Youth Development Services for five (5) Club sites, 38 elementary, 9 intermediate and four (4) high school age members, a network of family support services, which include Family & Youth Outreach Programs (FYOP), Access to Resources for Children’s Health, Education, and Support (ARCHES), School Based Counseling and Truancy Prevention Programs (TPP) and early learning which includes Family Campus Preschool, Carver Early Childcare Center and Lets Read Together. Since our inception in 1956, BGCGG has grown from one location to 67 locations reaching over 5,000 children a day and more than 24,720 youth and families annualy through community outreach from the communities of Garden Grove, Westminster, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Fountain Valley, Stanton, Cypress, and Orange. 

During our early years, our goal was to keep children off the streets and provide them a safe place to play. Today, we live in an environment that is filled with unprecedented challenges that adversely affect our children and families. With very few alternatives available for families in need, BGCGG has taken the initiative to develop programs and services that directly address the unique and compelling needs of this growing community of families.   We have evolved into an organization that offers more relevant and impactful programs and activities for children 12 months to 18 years of age, as well as services that extend to the whole family.

Impact Statement

BGCGG's top accomplishments from 2018:
Boys & Girls Clubs fill the gap between school and home.  We provide safe, welcoming, and positive environments in which kids and teens, have fun, participate in life-changing programs and build supportive relationships with peers and caring adults.  This past year we served an average of 5,000 youth and teens per day with an educational, enrichment, and safe after school and summer programs. Children received over 1300 hours of youth development programs per year.
 94% of members have passing grades in school, and 30% of those have mostly A's.
100% of United Keystone members report giving back to their community individually as well as through Club based service projects.
80% of Club youth are curious about science, math, technology, and engineering after experiencing STEM programs at the Club.
70% of Club teens volunteer and give back to their community.
100% of our members, ages 5 through 12 participate in a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity daily while at the Club.
83% of members feel like they can stand up for what is right even if their friends don't agree.
80% of 5th - 12th graders are performing at grade level, and 94% expect to graduate High School.
1,976 homeless students and families were provided services at ARCHES with 595 bags of food being distributed.
266 first time juvenile offenders were provided with services last year, saving the city and county more than $17 million in court proceedings and legal fees through the Bruce Beauchamp Juvenile Justice Center. 
Family & Youth Outreach Programs provided over 8,352 direct service hours to the community.
Truancy Reduction Center provided over 6,670 of direct service hours to the community and 4,589 hours of volunteer counseling service to support teens.
Our Goals for 2019:
Diversify Funding Streams
Build individual donations
Continue to build an active teen program that helps youth build self-esteem, self-awareness, and personal growth with a focus on advocacy, empowerment, community awareness, and involvement making graduation from High School a reality.
Build our STEM and Literacy program to reach more members throughout the year.

Needs Statement

Investing in people:  Our most valuable asset is our workforce.  We take great pride in screening, hiring, training and retaining the best in the field to lead, mentor and motivate.  By investing in our staff, we are investing in the future of our members as 90% of our members feel it was a Club mentor who impacted them most while at the Club.  Needs: $1,000,000
Investing in Programs and Services:  Support is needed to mitigate any potential future deficits among some of our most targeted and unique programs.  $750,000
Investing in infrastructure: Providing safe and enriching spaces for our members is critical to fostering an impactful, optimal experience. Need: $1,500,000.  

CEO Statement

The enduring power of our work may be boiled down to one key component: the supportive and impactful connection a young person can have with a positive mentor, serves as the basis for progressive outcomes even in the most challenging situations.  This is the foundation to the fun, enriching programs and services we deliver to the over 5,000 youth we welcome everyday into our Clubs and school based cities across Garden Grove and the seven surrounding cities. 

Board Chair Statement

It is important to note that our organization does not strive to simply be the "best" but, more specifically, to DO the best we can for the kids and families we serve. The staff and Board are driven to assure that our community has a Boys & Girls Club to be proud of, and more importantly, a Club that provides the highest level of service creating lifetime positive impact on the futures of the kids who come to our programs every day. 

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

To donate to Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove, please use one of these options.  We accept monetary and in-kind donations. Website: to donate on line using a credit card Mobile:  Text BGCGG to 71777 to donate via your phoneMail:  10540 Chapman Avenue, Garden Grove, CA 92840Call: 714-530-0430  You have the power to make a difference!Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove are looking for enthusiastic individuals to serve as role models for our members. Volunteers allow us to improve the quality of service we offer and to expand our programming. We always have opportunities for responsible, professional adults to gain experience working with school-aged children. Volunteers have the opportunity to assist staff members, help run special events and contribute their unique abilities to special programming. If you are interested in a program volunteer position, please visit our website at for more information. 

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County

BGCGG primary service area mirrors the Garden Grove Unified School district and encompasses most of Central Orange County.  We have program locations in Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Westminster, Fountain Valley, Stanton, Cypress, and Orange. 

Organization Categories

  1. Youth Development - Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined)
  2. Human Services - Family Services
  3. Mental Health & Crisis Intervention - Community Mental Health Centers



Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove

Afterschool and preschool services including, but not limited to: education, enrichment, health services, family support, literacy and youth development
Budget  $11,600.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success 
Over 440 students participated in our Imagine Science program, which focused on providing members with hands-on engineering and technology experiences. Of those who participated, 76% reported greater levels of interest in STEM. 
95% of our members report that the Club provides an adult who expects them to follow the rules and 90% report that the Club also provides an adult who wants them to do their best.
100% of our members participate in a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity daily while at the Club.
80% of our English Language Learning children demonstrated readiness to succeed in school at the end of Preschool.
347 individuals gained access to health care insurance through our certified enrollment counselors at ARCHES.
Program Long-Term Success  More than 23,527 unduplicated clients annually.
Program Success Monitored By 
National Youth Outreach Initiative - survey
Pre and Post testing
Attendance Tracking
Focus Groups
Program Evaluation
parent and member surveys
Examples of Program Success  --


CEO/Executive Director Mr. Mark Surmanian
CEO Term Start Mar 2016
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Mark Surmanian, M.B.A., serves as Chief Executive Officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove (BGCGG), leading a team of over 500 dedicated professionals and volunteers. Through the collective efforts of staff and board support, the organization currently serves more than 5,000 youth daily, at 64 sites across eight surrounding communities.  Mark joined the Boys & Girls Club movement in 2007, first serving as an ASES Site Coordinator at Doig Intermediate and then later as Assistant Youth Athletics Manger.  After four successful years working directly at the programming level, Mark transitioned to lead BGCGG’s financial and operational functions, serving as Chief Financial & Operations Officer in 2011. In 2013, he then was selected as Executive Director before transitioning into the CEO position in 2016.


Mark completed his undergraduate studies at Pepperdine University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and his Master of Science in Business Administration at California State University, Long Beach.  Mark also serves in several volunteer leadership roles, including as the President of the California Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs (2018-2020), Chairperson for The Professional Association - Orange County Chapter (2017-2019), as well as in Advisory capacities for OneOC’s Nonprofit Advisory Committee and Orange County Department of Education’s STEM Hub Steering Committee. Mark is a former

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Ms. Pat Halberstadt Oct 1974 Apr 2016

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Jenna Ceballos Vice President of Operations

Jenna Ceballos started as a Youth Development Professional in 2008 working part time while completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from California State University, Long Beach. She worked in direct services for three years before joining the Human Resources team as Recruiting Manager in 2012. She now serves as the Director of Human Resources. In her six years of service to the department, Jenna has discovered her passion for this field and obtained her Professional in Human Resources certification through the HRCI. Jenna is responsible for driving strategies and creating a culture that emphasizes ethical decision-making, empowerment, collaboration, quality service and ongoing development while supporting the organization’s mission.


Rachelle Gillerman Director of Resource Development & Marketing

In July of 2013, Rachelle Gillerman accepted the role of Corporate Director of Resource Development & Marketing. She works closely with the her team in securing financial resources, developing corporate partnerships, creating unique and authentic marketing campaigns and events, and working as the Board of Directors liaison. Rachelle’s experience includes 20 plus years of marketing and event experience with companies such as Gatorade, NIKE, and the NFL. She has been a BGC advocate for more than 35 years, working with Clubs throughout Southern California as a volunteer, donor and consultant. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton. She has served on numerous non-profit boards and continues to volunteer in her community. 

Christina Sepulveda Vice President, Community Impact Programs Christina Sepulveda, M.A., joined Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove in 2005 and in 2016 added the new role of Vice President of Community Impact Programs. She is responsible for the recruitment, coordination and maintenance of community partnerships that foster the coordination of services for families in the community. Her strong belief in collaboration and serving the ‘whole-child’ has been a guiding philosophy throughout her career. Christina currently holds leadership positions on the Garden Grove Community Collaborative, California Afterschool Network, OC Health Enrollment Assistors Task Force, and Youth and Families Wellness Task Force. She obtained her Master of Arts degree in Sociology from California State University, Fullerton. 


Award Awarding Organization Year
Honor Award for Program Excellence Boys & Girls Clubs of America 2017
Honor Award for Excellence in Safety Boys & Girls Clubs of America 2015


Affiliation Year
-- --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
-- --


Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Garden Grove Unified School District
Garden Grove Police Department

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 123
Number of Part Time Staff 371
Number of Volunteers 1,157
Number of Contract Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: --
Caucasian: --
Hispanic/Latino: --
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: 494
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: --
Male: --
Not Specified 494

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Government Licenses


CEO Comments


Foundation Comments



Board Chair Greg Georgantas
Board Chair Company Affiliation Disneyland Resorts
Board Chair Term June 2018 - June 2020
Board Co-Chair Greg Georgantas
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Disneyland Resorts
Board Co-Chair Term June 2016 - June 2018

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Lollie Beauchamp GG Hospital Voting
Ms. Julie Bower Tax & Financial Group NonVoting
Gus Castellanos City of Garden Grove Voting
Mr. John Clark Prudential Overall Supply NonVoting
Eimi Garcia GGUSD Voting
Greg Georgantas Disney Resorts Voting
Mr. Hiro Hayashi National University NonVoting
Ms. Kim Kroyer GGUSD Voting
Mr. Gary Lewis retired GGUSD Voting
Tan Luong Parent Volunteer NonVoting
Dawn Miller Optometrist Voting
Mr. Don Nielsen Golden West College Voting
Dr. John Nishismoto Marshall B. Ketchum Univ NonVoting
Mr. Chris Nommensen Camel Financial NonVoting
Mark Paredes Blue Shield of California NonVoting
Carla Poulin WellPoint Voting
John Reynolds GGPD Voting
Melissa Sais GGUSD Principal NonVoting
Ms. Lorena Sanchez Garden Grove Unified School District --
Steve Sanders GGPD retired --
Janet Scott Tyler Human Resources Voting
Sonya Sell So. Cal Credit Union Voting
Mr, Neeraj Sharma -- NonVoting
Mike Silva Great Reunions Voting
Mr. Jeff Spargur Fire Department Voting
Mr. Greg Tamanaha USI Insurance Services NonVoting
Connie Van Luit GGUSD Adult & Alternative Education NonVoting
Sara Wescott GGUSD Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Lou Correa speaker/politician NonVoting
Tom Dare' GGPD NonVoting
Chief Todd Elgin GGPD NonVoting
Dr. Lorena Sanchez GGUSD --
Mr. Scott Stiles City Manager NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 5
Caucasian: 18
Hispanic/Latino: 4
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 3
Other (if specified): multi racial 3%
Gender Female: 13
Male: 17
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments


Standing Committees

  • Audit
  • Board Development / Board Orientation
  • By-laws
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Personnel
  • Program / Program Planning
  • Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2019 to June 30, 2020
Projected Revenue $12,025,000.00
Projected Expenses $12,025,000.00
Form 990s

2017 Form 990

2016 Form 990

2015 990

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990

Audit Documents

2015 Audit

2014 Audit

2012 Audit

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $11,592,323 $11,935,807 $12,299,258
Total Expenses $11,419,784 $11,927,695 $11,842,117

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$102,817 $697,930 $821,922
Government Contributions $158,813 $122,444 $112,162
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $158,813 $122,444 $112,162
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- $0 $0
Earned Revenue $11,272,338 $11,053,442 $11,294,012
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- $0 $0
Membership Dues -- $0 $0
Special Events $39,907 $54,839 $37,526
Revenue In-Kind -- $0 $0
Other $18,448 $-47,687 $-3,890

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $9,495,596 $9,840,476 $9,974,910
Administration Expense $1,924,188 $2,087,219 $1,867,207
Fundraising Expense -- $0 $0
Payments to Affiliates -- $0 $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.02 1.00 1.04
Program Expense/Total Expenses 83% 83% 84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $3,960,475 $3,572,288 $3,542,310
Current Assets $2,587,930 $2,050,359 $1,979,134
Long-Term Liabilities $1,302,013 $1,366,705 $1,262,002
Current Liabilities $438,871 $158,531 $241,368
Total Net Assets $2,219,591 $2,047,052 $2,038,940

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 5.90 12.93 8.20

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 33% 38% 36%
Endowment Value $0.00
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Capital Campaign Purpose To raise funds, which contribute to the general fund. Invest in people/human capital, programs and services, infrastructure.
Campaign Goal $1,500,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates Apr - June
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the audited financial statements and Form 990s and consulation with organization.  Foundation/Corporate and individual contributions are shown together under Foundations and Corporation Contributions.


Other Documents

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