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.
WE APPRECIATE OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS
Gifts $100,000 and Above
Robert & Angie Alexander, Freedom 1st Association, From the Earth Foundation, Walter & Karla Goldschmidt Foundation, Harriett H. Samuelsson Foundation, Michael & Nycole Holwick, Lonnie & Nancy Jarvis, Dean & Toni Maulhardt Family, Red Mule Group, LLC, The Reiter Family, Anonymous, Shryne Group, Inc., The Gene Haas Foundation, Beth & Marcus Thuna, Tradecraft Farms, Ventura County Community Foundation, Bill Wilson
Gifts $25,000 and Above
Anonymous, Rabobank & RaboAgrifinance, Judge Brian & Kathy Back, Craig & Tracy Blois, Blue Enterprises, Kyle & Katrina Bunstein, Coast Reprographics, Ronnie & Michelle da Motta, Donlon Plumbing, Dullam Nursery, Inc., Richard & Kristie Elzinga, Diane L. Fresh, Andy & Lobat Ghaemi, Steve Gill, Melanie & Steve Higashi, Bill & Elise Kearney, SRK Architects, Inc., Sean & Gwen Leonard, Howard Levine, Limoneira, Ingrid & Christopher Loh, Martin V. Smith Foundation, Oakwood Communities, Inc, Pacific Western Bank, Troy & Carrie Palmquist, Premier America Credit Union, Ted & Norma Schneider, The Sherwood Cares Foundation, Toro Construction, Rest-of-Life Communications, Inc., The Ralph T. Viola Family, Tony & Barbara Volante, Wallenius Wilhelmsen
Abiel Acosta, Affirmative Escrow Corp., Mike & Erin Antrim, Mike Barber, Mark Bassett, Ashwin Batra, Blois Construction, Steve Buenger, Mark & Marcia Charney, Jonathan & Meryl Chase, Krista Cherry, Dr. Catherine Chien, Richard & Dolores Duarte, Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Dullam Nursery, Inc., Dr. Dennis & Jane Dwire, Edsal Law, A Professional Law Corporation, Donald K. Facciano, Glen & Karen Farr, Xavier Flores, John & Diane Flynn, Russell A. & Donna J. Goodman, Southland Sod Farms, Joseph Herzog, Hollywood Beach Café, Joe & Theresa Hurliman, James Jay, Natalie E. Jay, Jewell Gerald & Willie Powell, AMS Craig LLC, Daniel Katz, Steve & Cathy Kinney, Phyllis Klein, Zahur Lalji, Tom & Barbara Laubacher, Peter Leone, Howard & Irene Levine, David Lunn, Bryan MacDonald, Chris Mattern, Drew & Nancy Mayerson, Helen McBride, Denise McMaster, Marcia Meyerson, Rush Miller, Sean Morreale, Scott Norris, Oceanview Pavilion, Michael Orman, Oxnard Police Department, Robert & Angela Page, Andrew & Marilyn Peake, Rafael & Berta Perez, Jim & Lisa Price, William Probst, Veronica Quintana, Logan Quirk, Natalia Ramirez, Red Tandem Brewery, Juan Reynoso, Richard Rollins, Ron & Judy Rowen, Andrew Salinas, Santa Clara Farms, LLC, Roy & Sharon Schneider, Evan Scott, Samuel J. & Thelma Sills Family Foundation, Robin G. & Robert L. Sills, SKETCH Foundation, Leroy & Kathi Smith, SoCal Berry Growers, LLC, Stacy Miller Public Affairs, Ray & Dr. Jennifer Twyford, Rigo & Veronica Vargas, Grant Walker, David Wellik, Wells Fargo, West Ventura County Escrow, Theatrice Wiggins, Katherine Wilkinson
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.