In order to provide the highest quality of programs for children and teens, our Clubhouses will receive needed facility and technology upgrades. The Martin V. Smith Youth Center, the Harriet H. Samuelsson Teen Center and the Port Hueneme Branch – buildings owned by BGCOP – will receive facility upgrades, as will the Squires Unit, Juvenile Justice Facility and the Nyeland Acres Center to ensure these children have the same opportunities as our members in other neighborhoods. 


To help children discover a passion for science, technology, engineering, agriculture and math, we will enhance and create new STEAM innovation centers at our four clubhouses. Members will participate in fun and engaging activities – such as 3D printing, robotics, horticulture, and engineering, and earn micro-credentials in STEAM areas. Not only will the STEAM Centers combat the digital divide caused by poverty in our community, but they will also prepare our youth for careers of today and the future. 


As part of this campaign, BGCOP will also focus on building an endowment – focusing on planned gifts – so interest can sustain and expand this community treasure for generations.


We have raised over $3.5 million so far to invest in young people across Oxnard and Port Hueneme. 

Today is the day to add your name to our list of supporters by making a one time gift or a five year pledge. Donate via the web or make your pledge.  

If you have questions, would like to learn about naming opportunities, please contact Director of Advancement, Andrew Peake,


Gifts $100,000 and Above


Bill Wilson, Lonnie & Nancy Jarvis, Marcus & Beth Thuna, From the Earth Foundation, Harriett H. Samuelsson Foundation, The Dean & Toni Maulhardt Family, Ventura County Community Foundation, Michael & Nycole Holwick, Freedom 1st Association, The Gene Haas Foundation, Alexander Cadillac, Premier America Foundation, The Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation, Shryne Group, LLC


Major Gifts:

Gifts $25,000 and Above 


Brian & Kathy Back, Rabobank, Coast Reprographics, Ronnie & Michelle da Motta, Dullam Nursery, Inc., Gill’s Onions, Richard & Kristie Elzinga, Howard Levine, Andy & Lobat Ghaemi, Bill & Elise Kearney, Sean & Gwen Leonard, Dr. Chris & Ingrid Loh, Oakwood Communities, Inc., SRK Architects, Inc., Troy & Carrie Palmquist, Pacific Western Bank, Ted & Norma Schneider, The Ralph T. Viola Family, Tony & Barbara Volante, Diane L. Fresh, Wallenius Wilhelmson, Donlon Plumbing, Toro Construction, Steve and Melinda Vernon, Limoneira Foundation, Melanie Higashi, The Sherwood Cares Foundation, Kyle and Katrina Bunstein, Flooring 101, Blue Enterprise, LLC, Reiter Affiliated Companies

Community Gifts

Abiel Acosta, Steve & Cathy Kinney, Andrew Salinas, Mike Barber, Katherine Wilkenson, Evan & Kelly Scott, Kyle Bunstein, Drew & Nancy Mayerson, Shryne Group, Inc., Richard & Dolores Duarte, Sean Morreale, Samuel J. & Thelma Sills Family Foundation, Linda Dullam, Michael Orman, Robert L. & Robin Sills, Donald K. & Hazel Facciano, P. Robert & Angela Page, Ray & Dr. Jennifer Twyford, Glen & Karen Farr, Dr. Catherine Chien, Rigo & Veronica Vargas, Jewell Gerald & William Powell, Veronica Quintana, David & Becka Wellik, Russ & Donna Goodman, Ron & Judy Rowen, Dr. Dennis Dwire, Bryan & Lorraine MacDonald, Wells Fargo Charitable Foundation, Joseph & Theresa Hurliman, Blue Enterprises, LLC, David Edsall, Tom & Barbara Laubacher, Southland Sod Farms, Blois Construction Company, Chris Mattern, Roy & Sharon Schneider, John Jay, Natalie Jay, Mike & Erin Antrim, SKETCH Foundation,  Jim & Lisa Price, SoCal Berry Growers, Santa Clara Farms, LLC, Andrew & Marilyn Peake, Craig Kaihara, Rush Miller, West Ventura County Escrow, Oxnard Police Department, Denise McMaster, Ashwin Batra, Grant Walker, Marcia Meyerson, Jonathan & Meryl Chase, Oceanview Pavilion, Steve Buenger, John & Diane Flynn, Richard Rollins, Logan Quirk, Juan Reynoso, Mark Bassett, Zahur Lalji, Theatrice Wiggins, Helen McBride, Polly Morelli, Stacy Miller Public Affairs, Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Kathi and Leroy Smith, David Lunn, Rafael and Berta Perez, Red Tandem Brewing


Since 1954, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme’s (BGCOP) mission has been to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. In response to increasing demand for BGCOP’s youth services and opportunities in the Oxnard Plain, BGCOP is experiencing an urgent need to update and improve space, upgrade technology and augment its programing. The Believe in Our Next Generation Comprehensive Campaign will raise $5 million to fulfill BGCOP’s needs for site upgrades, expanded technology resources, STEAM centers, and sustaining resources required to fully respond to the needs of youth in its community of service.


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