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.
STEAM INNOVATION CENTERS
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.
ENDOWED FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
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.
WAYS TO GIVE
We have raised over $3.5 million so far to invest in young people across Oxnard and Port Hueneme.
If you have questions, would like to learn about naming opportunities, please contact Director of Advancement, Andrew Peake,
WE APPRECIATE OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS
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, The Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation
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
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, Dr. Tracy Blois, Jim & Lisa Price, SoCal Berry Growers, Santa Clara Farms, LLC, Andrew & Marilyn Peake, Craig Kaihara, Rush Miller, Hollywood Beach Cafe, Denise McMaster, Steve Buenger, Oceanview Pavilion, Scott Norris, Ashwin Batra, Grant Walker, Marcia Meyerson
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.
Port Hueneme Police Chief Andrew Salinas has a challenge for our community - raise $50,000 for this campaign during the month of April.
If we can, two things will happen.
The Premier America Foundation will match every gift, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000.
Chief Salinas will recreate a Tik Tok Dance Video choreographed by Youth of the Year Amethyst Glass and her friends over a the Harriet H. Samuelsson Clubhouse.
Chief has been studying choreography and practicing hard because he knows the community will meet this challenge.