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Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach

 1085 Laguna Canyon Road
 Laguna Beach, CA 92651
[P] (949) 494-2535 x 7424
[F] (949) 497-5542
[email protected]
Pam Estes
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Organization DBA Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach
Former Names The Boys Club of Laguna Beach (1993)
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 95-1878822 00000


Mission StatementMORE »

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Laguna Beach is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as healthy, caring, and responsible citizens.

Mission Statement

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Laguna Beach is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as healthy, caring, and responsible citizens.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Expenses $2,382,253.00
Projected Revenue $2,700,750.00

ProgramsMORE »


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Mission Statement

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Laguna Beach is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as healthy, caring, and responsible citizens.

Background Statement

The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach is chartered member of the Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA), a nationwide organization comprised of smaller, autonomous, community-based organizations that work to help young people of all backgrounds develop the qualities they need to become responsible citizens and leaders. The Club offers daily access to a broad range of programs in five core program areas (Character and Leadership Development; Education and Career Development; Health and Life Skills; The Arts; and Sports, Fitness and Recreation. All of the programs are designed to drive positive outcomes for youth and reinforce necessary life skills.


Our Club has been in the forefront of youth development for 64 years, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. We have consistently provided caring relationships, high expectations, and an opportunity to belong and contribute for youth in South Orange County.

The Boys & Girls Club is open to all children ages 3-18 regardless of race, creed or nationality, with an emphasis on serving children from disadvantaged circumstances. Its history began in 1952 when community leaders determined that local youth needed a safe and supervised place to spend their free time. In 1967 our current location was acquired to accommodate the growing number of members. (Club membership increased from 250 in the late 1970’s to over 2,000 in 2017.) More than 2000 young people, the majority of them at risk and in need, are currently taking advantage of the programs, activities and services provided by the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach. Our vision is to provide a world-class club experience that assures the future success of all members: each should be on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrate good character and citizenship, and live a healthy lifestyle.

We are committed to never turning away a child due to financial circumstances. In the face of many cutbacks in public spending for critically needed youth programs, and with no other affordable options available in our service area, many families living paycheck to paycheck rely on our Club to care for their children during the work day. Because the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach is independent of BGCA and responsible for its own budget our Club’s success has been maintained through the generosity of the businesses and philanthropists in the community.

Impact Statement

Our major goals for the next three years are (1) to proceed on internal initiatives and goals for strengthening our presence in the community and expanding our services to reach more youth, (2) to strengthen relationships with community partners and stakeholders, and (3) to strengthen our sustainability to ensure the club’s future.

2017 Accomplishments:

1. Over 2000 young people benefited from our relationships, high expectations, and opportunities for meaningful participation. We served our kids over 9,628 free meals and 84,688 free snacks throughout the year!

2. We gave $85,543 in scholarships to families to enable their children to attend the Club.

3. We retain a team of exemplary professionals whose primary responsibility is making sure ALL local youth realize their unique potential, empathize with those around them, and discover the intrinsic joy of giving back to the world.

4. Nearly 332 caring individuals volunteered their time and talent to help our young ones learn healthy choices, achieve academically, develop leadership skills, and appreciate creative expression.

5. On average, 291 students attended our Club every day after school. Evidence shows that the more frequently a child attends our Club, the higher the positive impact we have on their life.

Needs Statement

The Club provides a positive place for children and teens during their out-of-school hours and remains in the forefront of youth development with special concern for those from disadvantaged economic, social, and family circumstances. As a community-based organization, our Club is uniquely positioned to positively affect the lives of the youth we serve. In order to accomplish our goals we need the continued support from our community, both financial and participatory.

We are committed to reaching out to members of the community and need continued support through volunteerism. In order to guarantee our Club will continue to be here for the youth in our community we need more grant opportunities to raise the funds necessary to sustain and expand our Club.

CEO Statement

We have the opportunity to literally change the future! Every child takes a path in life. By investing in our kids now, we can change the trajectory of their journey into one of hopes, aspirations, and achievements. Positive relationships and role models can change a child’s life. Our Boys & Girls Club is committed to creating a safe and nurturing environment that lots of our kids can’t find anywhere but here. It’s a different world than when we grew up. Kids today are truly a generation in crisis. Between 3 and 7pm, over 15 million children and teens are left unsupervised and unsafe. We are combating a plethora of both insidious and blatantly exploitive influences that every single child faces every single day. Without our Club, they would have to face it alone.

With the support of local foundations and organizations our kids will be able to know they can count on our Boys & Girls Club for someone to be there, someone to listen to them, someone who truly cares.  


Board Chair Statement

I have had the honor of serving our community as a Board Member for the Boys & Girls Club Laguna Beach for the past five years.  

We serve over 250 kids each day. Each and every kid gets personal attention with their homework, art projects, sports and their individual well being. It’s a safe, supervised, affordable environment for our children to not only grow but thrive.

Since 1952, the Club has been able to maintain an ongoing level of commitment to our children due to generous community support which includes both financial as well as the investment of time. Our volunteers are the backbone of our Club. We have volunteers reading to the younger children, volunteers who supervise certain programs and volunteers who fundraise so we can keep all these programs running at full capacity.

I have made a personal investment in the Boys & Girls Club. It has become my passion. We change children’s lives.

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Volunteer OpportunitiesThe Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach offers youth development programs for boys and girls ages 3 – 18. We have plenty of volunteer opportunities for small groups, individuals or even corporations that are looking to get involved. Become involved in your community in a fun and rewarding way!Volunteers that are working directly with the kids are required to submit a volunteer application as well as $10 for a background check.Program Volunteer Opportunities:Youth Sports Coach – Boys/Girls Basketball Leagues Tutor/Homework, Arts & Crafts, fine arts, dance, music, book reading – share the skills/talents you have, and Games Room Tournaments – pool, air hockey, foosball, ping-pong.Participate in Maintenance/Improvement Projects: Painting, Landscaping, Plumbing, Technology/Networking, and Spring Cleaning.Participate in Large Group Opportunities:Host a party for the Kids – barbeque, games/relays/karaoke, Holiday Adopt-A-Family, Field Trip – sponsor a night at local sports event/museum/park, Career Fair – share your insights/experience with teen group, and Club Special Events – assisting with various aspects of fund-raisers (registration, auction, dinner, raffles, etc.)Apply to Become a Board Member:Be an advocate for the Club and support all Club events and participate in fund-raisers (3 year commitment).Join a Committee:Select a committee to serve on – share your skills/expertise in a short term committee. Committees include; endowment, investment, marketing, special events & fundraising.We need volunteers!! If you like to work with the children, help with administrative tasks, or get involved with fundraising events you are the person for us! Volunteer opportunities are available at all our sites. For Main Branch, please email Andrew Kincare at [email protected] or call 949-494-2535 x114. 

Geographic Area Served

South Orange County

Laguna Beach, Aliso Viejo, Lake Forest and surrounding communities in the area.

Organization Categories

  1. Youth Development - Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined)
  2. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
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 Power Hour is a comprehensive homework help/tutoring program for members from 5 to 18 years old. This evidence-based program provides youth the support, resources, and guidance necessary to complete their homework at the Club, thus finishing their day with a sense of confidence and accomplishment. The Club’s collaboration with the Laguna Beach School District makes it possible to have the books, computer programs, and homework assignments available to Club members each week. With these resources available, the Club’s Education Director partners with each member’s parents and teachers to develop an individualized Power Hour plan. Community volunteers and tutors provide assistance for members who need additional support in specific subjects or skills. Studies show that young people who consistently complete their homework develop a deeper understanding of their work, which leads to long-term improvement in members’ grades and test scores.

Budget  $65,000.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

90% of youth who participate in Power Hour will complete their homework on time.

Program Long-Term Success 

Power Hour students are able to extend their learning beyond the school day by participating in the program and receiving academic support (homework help), academic enrichment (fun, interactive high-yield learning activities), and academic remediation (tutoring for those youth who need more intensive help with specific subjects or skills). Youth will go on to graduate high school and seek post-secondary education.

Program Success Monitored By 

Regular attendance of members in the Power Hour Program, as well as staff monitoring of assignment completion and grade improvements.

Examples of Program Success 

Participants have shown improved grades and a positive attitude toward learning. Members who have received additional tutoring have shown improvement in reading skills and are able to keep up with the rest of the class. 


Our Arts for All programs are age appropriate and tailored to meet the group’s particular interests. They are designed to enrich personal art experiences, promote self-expression, foster teamwork and generate excitement about creativity and art. Arts for All programs are offered free of charge to all Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach’s members. Our many art programs provide members an opportunity to generate ideas, enhance their ability to transform their ideas into reality, and express their ideas to the world around them. We use the Disciplined-Based Art Education model, a conceptual framework that ensures that all members, not just gifted or talented participants, are involved in the study and creation of visual art as a part of their daily experiences. Our staff members integrate art into the curriculum and permit students at all levels to be introduced to, understand, and participate in various art forms within the structure of members’ out-of-school time. 

Budget  $100,000.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

90% of the youth who participate will have fun exploring their creativity and self-expression and will submit artwork for at least one of the two art exhibits at the Club. 

Program Long-Term Success 

Children who participate in the Arts for All Program will increase their awareness and appreciation of art and will have more self-confidence in their creativity and art expression. 

Program Success Monitored By 

Attendance in the Arts for All program and number of children submitting artwork for the exhibits.

Examples of Program Success 

 Each year the number of participants in our Fine and Digital Art exhibits/competitions increases. After winners in many categories are chosen on the local level, those who achieved first place in each age group and category have their artwork exhibited at the Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA) Regional Art Exhibits. Every year at least 15 of these winners move on to compete in the BGCA National Art Exhibits. Over the past seven years, the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach has had six National winners in the Digital Arts Competition and five National winners in the Fine Arts Competition.



 Our Club-wide Be Healthy program is adapted from the BGCA evidence-based Triple Play program, which has a proven record of helping members increase their nutritional awareness and daily physical activity, thus helping fight childhood obesity. Be Healthy is designed for children ages 3-18 years and is built on a three-part strategy which addresses the Mind, Body, and Soul of each participant.

The Mind component teaches nutritional standards through hands-on learning while encouraging members to make smart food choices.

The Body component consists of daily physical activities. Members develop personal physical fitness by engaging in a variety of games and activities.

The Soul component helps children develop positive self-esteem, work together, make good choices and engage with others in socially appropriate ways. Through the intentional modeling and positive reinforcement of our staff, participants learn to value and respect themselves, their peers and adults.

Budget  $200,000.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

60% of youth participants in Be Healthy will increase their daily physical activity and will increase their knowledge of nutrition and healthy food choices.

Program Long-Term Success 

 Through participation in the Be Healthy program, children learn to choose healthy snacks over fast food, engage in active play over sedentary activities, and make a commitment to a healthy lifestyle that will last throughout their life.

Program Success Monitored By 

Pre- and post-tests measure the level of daily physical activity and fitness as well as knowledge of nutrition and the importance of certain categories of food to maintain a healthy body.

Examples of Program Success 

 Participants in Be Healthy approach active play with enthusiasm and have the endurance to participate in active physical play for more than an hour each day. There is also an increase in the number of children that are choosing healthy options for snacks.


Our state-licensed Club Preschool program is designed to help children from qualifying low-income families enter kindergarten healthy and ready to learn. The program provides a free, quality preschool experience that helps children gain the pre-academic and social skills needed to ensure school readiness. Through collaborations with health and community agencies, both parents and children receive services that increase the students’ chances for success once they enter the public school system. On average 90% of the children are Hispanic, and Spanish is the primary language spoken in the home. The children begin their day with a healthy breakfast, after which the daily routine ensues with large and small group activities designed to enhance their acquisition of pre-academic skills and knowledge. A large outside play area complete with playground equipment encourages gross motor activities. Before departure the children are fed a nutritious lunch to help teach healthy eating.

Budget  $150,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Population Served At-Risk Populations Hispanic, Latino Heritage Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

85% of the children progress to the next developmental level on at least one of the two pre-academic goals chosen for the school year. 65% of the children achieve both of their goals.    

Program Long-Term Success 

Children will achieve academic success throughout their school career and attend higher education institutions. 

Program Success Monitored By 

 Our goal is to prepare children for school. In order to ensure that the program maintains this objective, we complete an annual evaluation of each child. At the beginning of school, parents fill out a developmental questionnaire in which they rate their child on different pre-academic skills in the areas of pre-math and pre-literacy. Based on the teacher’s observations and the parents’ assessment, two pre-academic goals are chosen in which the child needs to advance in order to ensure school readiness. The teachers then plan their weekly lessons using developmentally appropriate activities to help the children achieve their goals. The California Department of Education Desired Results Developmental Profile is used to assess the academic and social growth of the children. Throughout the year, every preschool teacher utilizes this assessment tool to record the children’s development in social and academic areas and to monitor their progress in achieving their goals. 

Examples of Program Success 

Preschool graduates enjoy kindergarten and happily do their homework each week. This attitude toward learning prevails throughout their school career. Many former preschool students return to the Club’s preschool director and teachers asking for recommendation letters for applications to post-secondary schools.


Nearly 80% of future careers will require STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills. A stimulating STEM education is essential for developing the basic analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills central to academic achievement and workforce readiness in the 21st century. We have integrated many STEM projects and activities into our out of school curriculum, which engages children in a variety of high quality, appealing STEM learning projects and activities throughout the Club. A report from the Coalition for Science After School concluded that after-school settings are optimal for providing engaging, hands-on STEM experiences, enabling students to apply, reinforce, and extend skills and concepts taught in school. Such programs are particularly conducive to project-based activities where all children can participate in the design, construction, investigation, and communication of science projects.   

Budget  $175,000.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

The objective of the program will be to involve 25 - 50 members in weekly STEM activities that give members opportunities to experience and analyze phenomena in hands-on ways. Many different STEM activities will be presented each week in order to entice participation by members with diverse interests. With guidance from our Youth Development Professionals, members will accomplish their goals by participation in the activity using STEM concepts and tools.

Program Long-Term Success 

One of the desired outcomes for providing youth with STEM learning opportunities is to better prepare them for careers that involve STEM disciplines and increase their interest in these fields. Afterschool programs are proven to teach the so-called “soft skills” of communication, problem solving, and teamwork, which young people need for any career. Making use of the hours after school for STEM activities gives students time to develop an interest in science, which is key to getting them into STEM careers. Our Club is committed to preparing today’s youth for a world that requires STEM literacy and offers many STEM career pathways. Our Club members enthusiastically engage in our STEM activities and ask for and even create more activities that stimulate analytical thinking. 

Program Success Monitored By 

Our goal is to provide fun opportunities for Club members to become engaged in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Through participation in activities in these fields, members will develop creativity and analytical thinking. We will record attendance at our Club STEM activities and record the number of STEM-related projects the children complete. Since STEM education encourages projects developed by youth, we will rely on anecdotal notes to measure members’ enthusiasm and learning. We will also have pre- and post-surveys that measure interest in STEM-related fields and then analyze the data to show the number of members with increased interest in and awareness of STEM fields.

Examples of Program Success 

Our STEM Program is encouraging our member to participate in projects that before they felt they would not have the ability to accomplish.   Members who have presented challenges as far as participation in other Club programs are now asking the Club STEM director when the next meeting will be, and they enthusiastically participate in the STEM activities.


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Pamela Estes
CEO Term Start July 2001
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience


Pamela Estes is the Executive Director for the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach. She has been with the organization since 2001, when she started as the Club’s first Development and Marketing Director.

Throughout her tenure Pam has built positive relationships with key stakeholders of the organization (kids, parents, donors, partners, schools, cities, board members, staff, volunteers, community groups, local media and businesses) and played a critical role in successfully growing the Club to double membership, capacity, attendance and budget.

As Development Director, Pam Directly supported Board driven success in surpassing a $3 million Capital Campaign goal, which included a $1 million matching gift. In that role she also created a fresh image and generated community buzz through a multi-faceted marketing strategy that achieved national acclaim. Her efforts won the following competitive awards for the organization: BGCA Marketing & Communications Awards.

In 2007, as Interim Executive Director, Pam stepped in on a dime to manage the $1.5 million organization. She quickly created framework for impact-driven vision and demonstrated the strong management skills needed to deal with both internal and external issues. In 2008 Pam was officially named Executive Director. Since then the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach has served more children each year and now has record breaking average daily attendance of Club programs. She has built strategic alliances with local agencies that provide complimentary services to better meet the needs of both children and families. Under her leadership, the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach was named Non Profit of the Year by the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce. Pam was recently called “the Children’s Champion” and named one of the top ten “Changemakers” by Laguna Beach Magazine.

Pam received her AA in Photography at Orange Coast College. She then studied abroad at the Alliance de Francaise in Paris France. Following that she went on to study Fine Art with an emphasis on Printmaking at California State University Long Beach (CSULB). In addition Pam received a certificate in Non Profit Business Administration from CSULB. She also participated in the Strom Thurman Leadership Institute at Clemson University, Advanced Leadership Program through Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Fieldstone Foundation Executive Leadership Group.

Pam is affiliated with the Rotary Club of Laguna Beach, South Orange County Childhood Obesity Task Force, South Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force, Laguna Beach Prevention Coalition, California School Age Consortium, Orange County Substance Prevention Network, and  Association of Boys & Girls Club Professionals.


Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Ms. Kim Maxwell Feb 1995 Mar 2004

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms. Pam Estes CEO --
Ms. Michelle Fortezzo Chief Development Officer --
Ms. Addie McHale Chief Operating Officer --
Mr. Chris Switzer Chief Financial Officer --


Award Awarding Organization Year
Non-Profit of the Year Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce 2016
Non Profit of the Year Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce 2012


Affiliation Year
United Way Member Agency 2002

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
-- --


We sit on several consortiums including the South Orange County Task Force on Underage Drinking, Laguna Beach Prevention Coalition, Orange County Substance Abuse Prevention Network, and Healthy Laguna. We partner programmatically with many local and national organizations. Our strongest collaborations include Laguna Beach Unified School District, Mission Hospital, Laguna Beach Police Department , Children and Families Commission of OC, Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach Community Clinic, Laguna Playhouse, Laguna College of Art and Design, National Charity League, Peer Assistance Leadership program (PALS),Susie Q Senior Center, American Association University Women, Transition Laguna, Laguna Outreach for Community Arts, Pet Partners, Festival of Arts, Cross Cultural Council of Laguna Beach, One World One Ocean, Eco Warrior, Zero Trash and many more.

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 31
Number of Part Time Staff 14
Number of Volunteers 212
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % 85%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 17
Hispanic/Latino: 19
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 2
Other (if specified): 2 Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Gender Female: 23
Male: 22
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
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

 Programmatically, we have actively sought out opportunities to develop our staff into a well-trained and intentional team. We hold each other, as well as our members, to the highest standards. We are very clear about how we are working with our children and that we are having the most positive impact that is possible. The culture of our Club is innovative and consistent. Our youth behavioral management protocol is based on the Love & Logic parenting model and all staff are educated on instilling the 40 Developmental Assets. Our team is highly dedicated, extremely engaged, and has very low turnover. Our average daily attendance has consistently increased over the past 4 years. By collaborating with other agencies and actively recruiting volunteers, we have increased the quality of services offered to a growing number of children and families. We have reached out to our local community through newspaper articles and attending community events to increase awareness of our Club’s expertise and impactful programs. We promote our belief that it takes a village to raise a child and call our “village” to action to help us raise hundreds of children each day. The vision of the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach is to be the organization of choice that is supported and valued by our community for positively impacting the lives of young people. Even though the world around us has changed, our vision remains the same. We realize that by being thoughtful in how we choose to adapt to the existing economic climate, we can positively impact our ability to flourish in the future.


Foundation Comments



Board Chair Phyllis Phillips
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Leader
Board Chair Term Jan 2017 - Jan 2019
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Paula Arnold Community Leader Voting
Brad Berberian -- --
Carrie Click Owner, Etiquette School Voting
Donnie Crevier Owner, Crevier Classic Cars Voting
William Dolan -- --
Mr. Michael Irvin Kelsey Michaels Fine Art Voting
Paul Laos -- --
Dan Martin Branch Manager, Union Bank --
Celeste McCarthy -- --
Nancy Myers Retired Voting
Milt Naylor Owner, Impact Marketing --
Phyllis Phillips V.P. David Phillips Leasing Voting
Kirk Reidinger Partner, Stephens, Reidinger & Beller LLP Voting
Linda Saville -- --
John Shanahan -- --
Robin Shanahan -- --
Mr. Benjamin Siegel San Juan Capistrano City Manager Voting
Art Spaulding Partner, Cox Castle Nicholson, LLP Voting
Ms. Laura Tuerick Montage Laguna Beach Voting
Bill Wood -- --

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
Joe Baker -- --
James Bermingham V.P. Montage Hotels NonVoting
Dan Burge Owner, Burge Corporation NonVoting
Dorene Butler -- --
Keith Gallo Owner/President Gallo Corporation NonVoting
Mindy Gullen -- --
Therese Hayes -- --
David Howard Owner, Orange Candies NonVoting
Susan Jacob Executive Director, Coastal Family Services NonVoting
Kurt Knepper -- --
Nishant Machado Managing Director, Mackinac Partners NonVoting
Kelly Mazzo Community Leader NonVoting
Kavita Reddy -- --
Keith Swayne Retired NonVoting
Robert Whalen Attorney, Stradling, Yocca, Carlson, & Rauth NonVoting
Raymond Wong -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 19
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 8
Male: 12
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 33%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

Our on-going challenge is to keep our amazing programs funded. By supporting our Club, you can make sure that every child has the opportunity to the transformative relationships that will help them develop a thriving mindset – in other words, not to just get by in life, but to truly thrive. Every investment in our Boys & Girls Club touches the lives of thousands of young people we serve, but we need to do more. Especially for those who have nowhere else to turn.

The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach has a strong standing in the community and has been one of the leading nonprofit agencies in Laguna Beach for over 65 years. Our Board of Directors is involved in fundraisers throughout the year which support the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach. We also actively seek significant commitments from individuals in our community. Our Board has implemented a stewardship plan for the organization that maintains and builds relationships with our investors. We know that the best way to raise awareness and funds for the organization is build relationships. We want to know what our investors are passionate about and help them connect in those areas so that they feel useful and appreciated.

Foundation Comments


Standing Committees

  • Advisory Board / Advisory Council
  • Board Development / Board Orientation
  • Community Outreach / Community Relations
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Endowment
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $2,700,750.00
Projected Expenses $2,382,253.00
Form 990s

2016 BGCLB 990

2015 BGCLB 990

2014 BGCLB 990

2013 BGCLB 990

2012 Form 990

Audit Documents

2017 BGCLB Audit

2016 BGCLB Audit

2015 BGCLB Audit

2014 BGCLB Audit

2013 BGCLB Audit

2013 BGCLB Audit

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $2,406,242 $2,409,423 $2,152,050
Total Expenses $2,282,547 $2,209,842 $2,398,611

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$679,752 $797,028 $488,733
Government Contributions $105,305 $146,688 $87,899
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $105,305 $146,688 $87,899
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support $700 $3,178 $13,318
Earned Revenue $850,471 $847,156 $780,488
Investment Income, Net of Losses $29,112 $20,173 $45,610
Membership Dues -- $0 $0
Special Events $740,902 $536,800 $681,512
Revenue In-Kind -- $0 $10,190
Other -- $-74,710 $-180,882

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $1,795,760 $1,751,470 $2,023,358
Administration Expense $260,061 $246,910 $199,138
Fundraising Expense $226,726 $211,462 $176,115
Payments to Affiliates -- $0 $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.05 1.09 0.90
Program Expense/Total Expenses 79% 79% 84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 15% 14% 14%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $4,227,657 $4,048,032 $3,968,329
Current Assets $796,587 $969,359 $1,838,230
Long-Term Liabilities $5,574 $5,425 $6,403
Current Liabilities $205,158 $165,652 $149,209
Total Net Assets $4,016,925 $3,876,955 $3,812,717

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 3.88 5.85 12.32

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value $125,520.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage(If selected) 5%
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

CEO Comments

The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach has a strong standing in the community and has been one of the leading nonprofit agencies in Laguna Beach for over 65 years. Over the decades, through strong ethical practices, professional transparency, and mission-driven direction, we have gained the trust of our stakeholders. The result is that our Boys & Girls Club has become the organization of choice, from the struggling parent who needs care for their child, to the experienced philanthropist who understands the organizational qualities conducive to maximize her long-term ROI when making a substantial social investment. We have intentionally developed a broad base of support, which has helped our organization weather the recent economic storm and provided a stable foundation as we move into the “new normal” era. Our fund development strategy focuses on diversity and avoids dependency on any one funding source. In 2017, our top fundraising revenue was derived from a combination of Foundations, Individuals, and Special Events.

In 2005, in an effort to insure our organization’s future sustainability, we established an Endowment fund. To date it has grown to over $1,252,000. Coinciding with that effort, we launched a planned giving program and began our Heritage Club. This allows us to recognize the generosity of individuals who have included our Boys & Girls Club in their estate plans. Currently, we have over 50 Heritage Club Members. This powerful legacy will help ensure the health and well-being of future generations.

Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the audited financials for 2012 and 2013 and Form 990s for 2011, as well as consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions for 2011.


Other Documents

2018 Impact report ()

Annual Drive Brochure ()

No Other Documents currently available.