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2022 ANNUAL REPORT

Thank you!

Because of you, Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley provided a safe and inviting place for almost 2,500 kids and teens throughout 2022; during the most critical hours of the day, after-school!

Geovanny Ragsdale

GEOVANNY RAGSDALE
CEO

Peter Machuga

PETER MACHUGA
2021-22 Board Chairman

creating a place of belonging

In 2022 the Club was able to create a place where every child we served felt like they belonged. This was an important focus for us as many of our kids and teens were still suffering emotionally and mentally as they overcame the challenges of being isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the support of almost 400 donors and supporters we were able to serve 2,444 unique kids in the West Valley Community throughout 2022. 

The Board of Directors is extremely grateful to every individual, corporation, foundation, and government body who supported us and made our work possible. 

Our team had close to 100 staff and volunteer members serve throughout the year, eight of which were full-time.

Boys and Girls Club Members reading books

2022 moments & milestones

January

Initiated three endowment funds to support the future endeavors of the Club. The Cooper Family Endowed Fund for Literacy to secure the Cooper Reading Challenge in perpetuity; the Lapides Family Endowed Fund for Middle School Enrichment; and the General Endowment Fund to support the operations of the Club in the future.

Received an anonymous gift of $150,000 to partially fund the Future Ready Program.

February
March

Received a $2.3 Million dollar gift from the Silicon Valley Foundation as a directed gift from Ms. MacKenzie Scott. Since then the Board has voted to use these funds to create a number of matching challenge gifts to support the future endeavors of the Club in 2023.

Celebrated our youth in Leadership and Service at our annual Youth of the Year Event. Our winner, Esmeralda from Cleveland High School was a runner-up in the L.A. Regional competitions.

April
May

California Community Foundation granted funds to provide affordable Summer and Winter Camps at the Gary M. Thomas Clubhouse.

Kicked off a 30-week celebration to honor our 30 years of service in the community.

Celebrated 83 graduates from our Future Ready Class of 2022 all of whom graduated on time with a plan for their future.  Securing over $155,000 in scholarships for the entire graduating class.

June
July

Received a grant from Greater Public Schools Now [GPSN] which allowed all kids in our LAUSD Summer Camps to go on a field trip to Universal Studios.

Ross launched its annual Back to School campaign to support our Power Hour program at seven of their West Valley stores, raising $11,219.93 in partnership with their shoppers. Aerojet Rocketdyne gives $8,000 to fund our STEM programs.

August
September

Launched a new psychomotor program at Limerick Elementary with their entire student population.

Zena Cardman, U.S.A. Astronaut, visited our Blythe Elementary program.

October
November

Hosted Denim & Diamonds to honor those who have supported us over the past 30 years and raised $142,753.60 for the Great Futures Start Here Annual 
Campaign.

Macy’s in Woodland Hills supported an affordable Winter Camp for kids at the Gary M. Thomas Clubhouse.

December
January

We initiated three endowment funds to support the future endeavors of the Club. The Cooper Family Endowed Fund for Literacy to secure the Cooper Reading Challenge in perpetuity; the Lapides Family Endowed Fund for Middle School Enrichment; and the General Endowment Fund to support the operations of the Club in the future.

February

We received an anonymous gift of $150,000 to partially fund the Future Ready Program.

March

The Club received a $2.3 Million dollar gift from the Silicon Valley Foundation as a directed gift from Ms. MacKenzie Scott. Since then the Board has voted to use these funds to create a number of matching challenge gifts to support the future endeavors of the Club in 2023.

April

Celebrated our youth in Leadership and Service at our annual Youth of the Year Event. Our winner, Esmeralda from Cleveland High School was a runner-up in the L.A. Regional competitions.

May

California Community Foundation grants funds to provide affordable Summer and Winter Camps at the Gary M. Thomas Clubhouse.

June

The Club kicked off a 30-week celebration to honor our 30 years of service in the community.

We celebrated 83 graduates from our Future Ready Class of 2022 all of whom graduated on time with a plan for their future.  Securing over $155,000 in scholarships for the entire graduating class.

July

We received a grant from Greater Public Schools Now [GPSN] which allowed all kids in our LAUSD Summer Camps to go on a field trip to Universal Studios.

August

Ross launched its annual Back to School campaign to support our Power Hour program at seven of their West Valley stores, raising $11,219.93 in partnership with their shoppers. Aerojet Rocketdyne gives $8,000 to fund our STEM programs.

September

We launched a new psychomotor program at Limerick Elementary with their entire student population.

October

Zena Cardman, U.S.A. Astronaut, visits our Blythe Elementary program.

November

Tthe Club hosts Denim & Diamonds to honor those who have supported us over the past 30 years and raised $142,753.60 for the Great Futures Start Here Annual 
Campaign.

December

Macy’s in Woodland Hills supports an affordable Winter Camp for kids at the Gary M. Thomas Clubhouse.

COMMUNITY IMPACT

  • Served the entire student population at Nestle Elementary with our psychomotor program in the Spring.
  • Served 801 kids with a 6-week Summer program at 10 locations across the West San Fernando Valley. 
  • Served the entire student population at Limerick Elementary with our psychomotor program in the Fall.  
  • Provided the UPS Road Code program to 53 teens to teach them safe driving skills. 
  • Provided Healthy Habits to 248 kids. 
  • Enhanced 96 girls through our SMART girls’ program. 
  • Enhanced 63 boys through our Passport to Manhood program. 
  • Had 2,444 kids participate in Power Hour activities.

FUNDRAISING & ADVOCACY

  • Participated in the BGC California Alliance Advocacy Days in Sacramento via zoom to help advocate for support on behalf of kids’ after-school programs and mental health awareness. 
  • Hosted our City Councilmember, Bob Blumenfield, at the Gary M. Thomas Clubhouse for the welcome back to school program. 
  • Hosted Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel at our Pancake Breakfast event in June.
  • Worked with Congressman Brad Sherman to support an after-school appropriation in the Valley for kids and teens.
BGCWV - Kids high fiving

2022 donors


Acrisure
Adam Hollinger
Aerojet Rocketdyne
Aerojet Rocketdyne Foundation
Ahdee Abramson
Alisa Prewitt
Allen Lawrence & Associates, LLC
Allyne Robin Miller
Amgen
Ana Serrano
Andrea Volore
Andrea’s Finishing Touch
Angel Acosta
Anthony Magliocco
Anthony Mijanos
Aquarium City
Aquarius Casino Resort
Arash Davini
Arian Davani
Astrin Finch Management
AVI Risk Services
Bank of Southern California
Barbara Shore
Barron Postmus
BBSI Camarillo
Benevity Community Impact Fund
Bespoke Myofascial Therapy
blk. International
Bonnee Lallouz
Boys & Girls Club of Carson
Brad Rosenheim
Brandon Hines
Brooks Transportation Inc.
Calabasas Country Club
California Community Foundation
Carolina Pratt
Cary Iaccino
Catherine Balin
Cecilio Wilmot
Centene Management Company, LLC
Charities Aid Foundation of America
Charles Young
Cheesecake Factory
Christopher Murray
Cindy Slack
City Of Los Angeles
Coast General Insurance Brokers
Connie Arteaga
Cooper Communications
Cory Cohen
Costco Wholesale
Countdown Printables
County of Los Angeles
Cowe Communications
Craig Shaw-Butler
Curacao
Custom Ink, LLC
Daniel Oldham
Daniel Soiseth
Daniel Spaccarelli
David Jackson
David Lloyd
David Steinman
David Wisen
Delia Guarneros
Dell Smulowitz
Denise Zarate
Derek James Atkinson
Diana Williams
Diane Brody
Dolores Chavez
Dory Baghallian
Dr. David Fine
Dr. Jay L Schlanger
Dwight Odland
Earthly Body
Elaine Friedman
Elvira Rush
Emily Perez
Eric Kentor
Farmers Insurance Group

Fazio Cleaners
Felicia Paust
Felor Greer
Fernando Vivero
First Bank
Flynn Kirkpatrick
Frankie’s Italian Kitchen
Friese Foundation
Frontstream
GAP Foundation
Gary L Alwood
Gary McMillan
Gelb Enterprises
George Drucker
George Martini
George Sagadencky
Geovanny and Johnnie Ragdale
Glen Dormer
GoodSuite
Grandi Italiani
Green Thumb Nursery
Gregory Buesing
Guadalupe Bayardo
H & S Foundation
Hamid Moayer
Harriet Bond
Hassan Izad
Health Net
Heather Hatch
Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
Ian Chambers
Ian Murphy
Import Connection
International Education Corporation
Ira Lapides
Isabella Favela
Itzel Turrubiates
Jack Markarian
James Everingham
James Garity
James Wilson
Jamie Stein
Jane Skeeter Postmus
Jason Sweat
Jeff Sacks
Jeffrey Miranda
Jessica and Stuart Yasukochi
Jill McCullough
Joe Janolo
John Bradley
John Daciolas
John E Bechtel
John Moskal
John Tickner
Johnny Carson Foundation
Joni Novosel
Joy McBride
JRP Design & Remodel, Inc.
Judith Rothman
Judy Richman
Julia Holofcener
Justin Grooms
Karl-Heinz Pitsch
Karla Ross Productions
Kathy Bernal
Kellie Swigger
Kelly Ventimiglia
Kendra Scott
Kevin Staley
Kim Spencer
Kimberly Venturi
Kinecta Community Foundation
Kitchen Management Solutions, Inc.
Kiwanis Club of Chatsworth
Kroger
Kym Stewart
La Mirada Theatre
Larry Bridges
Law Offices of Liat Cohen
LCK Enterprises
Leavitt Group

Lendistry
Leslie Klinger
Leslie Martinez
Liat Canes
Lisa Clayden
Lisa Olaughlin
Logix Federal Credit Union
Los Alamitos Race Course
Los Toros Mexican Restaurant
Lus E Torres
Luxe Hotel
Lynn Gaytan
Manisha Bhayani
Marco Garcia
Mare Wachs
Margaret Seltzer
Margaret Sima
Marilyn Bencar
Mark Davis
Mark Levinson
Mark Stover
Marquis Alcantara
Marvin Alfaro
Mary Hirsch
Mary Paterson
Maryrose Miraglia
Matthew Swearman
Maxine Tobey
Melt Cosmetics
Michael Hiller
Michael Kona
Michael Lee
Michael Levy
Michael Rhein
Michael Wilcox
Michelle Conover, PhD
Michelle Harlow
Michon Pinnix
Mike Yi
Mike’s Roofing & Building
MinuteMan Press LA
Miracle Springs Resort & Spa
Miri Rossitto
Mission Valley Bank
Molly Cody
Monte Moon
Museum of Tolerance
Mutual of America
Nadre Davani
Nakia James
Nancy Cartwright
Nick Ortiz
Nicola Staples
Nicole Fulton
Nicole Singer
Nooshi Akavan DDS A Professional Corp
Norman Brand
Nothing Bundt Cakes West Hills
O’Hagan Meyer
Oschin Partners, Inc.
Our Daily Bread Bakery
Owen Brown
Pacific Western Bank
Paintball USA
Palanker Foundation
Pamela Eagan
Pasadena Ice Skating Center
Patrick Larkin
Patrick Thomas
Paul Leach
Paula Bahamon
Peter Tompkins
Phavin Veerasarn
Phil Swain
Preston Jeppson
PRP Wine International
Rachel Shih
Randy Michel
Ricardo Zuniga
Richard Devinki
Richardson Legacy Portraits

Rick Ramirez
Robbie Foltz
Robert Boitano
Robert Friedman
Robert Rawitch
Robert Vasko
Robert Wagstaff
Roland Williams
Ron Bender
Ron Lichtenstein
Ron Sherer
Ronald Reagan Library
Rosenheim & Associates, Inc.
Ross Hopkins
Ross Pendergraft
Sam Mavros
Samuel Crone
Samuel Ellis
Sandy Lee
Sandy Rosenholz
Santa Anita Park
Santa Barbara Zoo
Schwab Charitable
Scott Heimlich
Sean Sullivan
Shahram Arshadi
Shannon Wetzel
Shaunt Kevork
Sherry Lapides
Sierra Canyon Day Camp
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
SoCal Gas
Sponsorship Management
Stacey Behlmer
Stan Grod
State Farm Insurance
Stephen Horwitz
Steven Fogel
Steven Goddard
Stuart Selter
Sue Beauregard
Susan and Allen Lawrence
Susan Bendavid
Susan Carleo
Susan Smithers
Suzanne Karger
T-Mobile
Taraneh Behroozi
Target – Topanga
Tesoro & Associates CPA’s
The Brow Barre
The Drain Co
The Garland
The Home Depot
The Kleiner Cohen Foundation
The Oaks at Lakeside
The Orleans
The Preserve at Woodland Hills
The West Hill Optimist Club
Timothy Feddersen
Tina Boivin
Todd Ferguson
Toni Castellano
Trader Joe’s
United Way California Capital Region
UCLA Medical Center
US Bank
Vanessa Brogna
Victor Huerta
Virginia Oldham
Waste Management
Weissman Law Firm
Wendy’s RDR Foods Inc.
Westlake Golf Course
William Munsch
Windsong Trust
Winnetka Bowl
Witold Swierczewski and Maria Wright
XPRT Staffing Inc.
Yolanda Charton
Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

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Anthem Blue Cross
bank of Southern California
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