2020 ANNUAL REPORT
WHO WE SERVE ATTENDAN CE FULL YEAR
10/1/19 - 9/30/20
COVID PERIOD 3/16/20 - 9/30/20
YOUTH PER WEEK
YOUTH PER WEEK
TOTAL YOUTH SE RVE D FULL YEAR
10/1/19 - 9/30/20
COVID PERIOD 3/16/20 - 9/30/20
YOUTH SERVED IN-CLUB, VIRTUALLY, AND/OR VIA OUTREACH
TOTAL YOUTH SERVED
DAYS OP E N E D FULL YEAR
10/1/19 - 9/30/20
COVID PERIOD 3/16/20 - 9/30/20
243 133 DAYS
D EMOG RA P H I CS
53% 46% 1% MALE
ETHNICI T Y
29% African-American 28% Latino/a 17% Asian 11% Multi-Ethnic 9% Caucasian 6% Other
WHO WE ARE For 130 years (since 1891), Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) has provided high-quality, community-based youth development services to at-risk youth in San Francisco. Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. Our Clubs are located in neighborhoods with the fewest resources for youth, and we are open when youth need us the most—after school, on most school holidays, and all day during the summer. We impact the lives of Club members, primarily ages six to 18, by focusing on academic success, healthy lifestyles, good character and community engagement, and job readiness with earning potential. Our Formula for Impact is based on our extraordinary staff, targeted programs in these areas and ensuring regular attendance and an optimal experience in our Clubs. Learn more at kidsclub.org/about
MESSAGE FROM LEADERSHIP For 12 months now, BGCSF has stood shoulder to shoulder with youth, addressing the loss, anxiety, fear, frustration, and isolation that too many are experiencing as a result of the pandemic. From the first moments that San Francisco began shutting down in early March 2020, BGCSF was determined to be open and available to kids and families. Immediately and on an ongoing Brandon Bose Rob Connolly basis, we measured the risk of being open versus the risk of being closed, understanding that for many of our youth members and families the Club being closed could create high-risk situations. We contacted SF’s Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families on March 16 and told them that it was our intention to remain open despite the shelter-in-place order and asked them to help us achieve that goal. The City was grateful and moved to name us an “essential business.” Together, we got to work. Overnight things shut down, some never to reopen. But not the Club. We moved quickly and with purpose. We were proud to be there for our youth members and their families when they needed us the most. Spring 2020 was hard. Like so many others, we were driving the car at 70 miles per hour while we changed the tires. No one was ready for extended school closures — not schools, not kids, not families, and not us. Having our doors open for youth was a great help, but just as important was the virtual Clubhouse platform that we launched on April 8 and our extensive food distribution program which reached over 4,100 meals per week at the height of the effort. For summer, BGCSF joined the City and other nonprofits to launch summer camps that were safe, fun, and engaging for kids. We had 10 sites open all summer. BGCSF opened 10 locations on the first day of school, eventually folding our effort into the City’s Community Hub Initiative which launched one month later. Over 800 youth per week participated in Club programs this fall — in person and/or virtually. Of course, 2020 was also marked by a national reckoning for the racial injustices and systemic racism that plague American society. In the wake of the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and others, millions of Americans, including Club youth and staff, participated in public protests with calls for racial justice and racial equality. The Club is proud to be playing an active role in encouraging and facilitating youth voice and youth empowerment, with the expectation that our youth will help shape a better future. Today, our attention has turned to the final chapter of the pandemic and the recovery. Moving forward, every program or service that BGCSF offers will be delivered with two stated purposes: mitigating learning loss and strengthening the emotional health and well-being of youth. We view this effort to support our youth with a deep sense of responsibility, as we understand the potentially devastating long-term impact of COVID-19. We are grateful to all of you, our supporters, for standing with us through every step of this pandemic. We have been humbled by the resilience, determination, courage, and heart of Club staff. As well, we are grateful to the members of our Board and Trustees. They remained steadfast in their devotion to Club members, despite their own challenges and responsibilities. As we move forward, we hope that you will continue to invest in the critical work of BGCSF. Sincerely,
Brandon Boze Board Chair
Rob Connolly President 3
THE 2020 CITYWIDE YOUTH OF THE YEAR On Feb. 5, 2020, we held the 12th Annual Charles Schwab Youth of the Year Luncheon, and proudly awarded the 2020 Citywide Youth of the Year title to Kionna, an 11-year member of the Sunnydale Clubhouse. Growing up, the Club was a second home to Kionna. There, she found a safe and loving place to be a kid. Her most memorable moments were playing with friends at the Club, visiting Golden Gate Park, and learning with her Club tutor, Shu Ping. Kionna credits the Club staff with making learning fun, and with providing mentorship, positive role modeling, guidance, and opportunities that empowered her to advocate for changes that improve lives in her community. She’s grateful to the Youth of the Year program for giving her the tools she needed to overcome her fear of public speaking and confidently discuss the issues that matter most to her. For Kionna, removing the barriers many students of color face in school and the need for a more equitable distribution of opportunities in San Francisco are areas of profound interest. Now a freshman studying political science at University of California, Berkeley, Kionna is strengthening her voice to bring attention to the often forgotten disparities in communities like the one she grew up in. She is advocating for changes that will create a more equitable and just society. At BGCSF we’re honored to support change-makers like Kionna — and we will continue doing all we can to empower every child and teen who comes through our doors to achieve their dreams. Read more about Kionna’s journey in this recent interview
“The Club staff always recognized my potential and guided me toward opportunities that supported my interests. In middle school, I started getting interested in my community and wanted to see a change. The staff connected me with organizations and a leadership program where I could give my input on issues that impacted my neighborhood.” — KIONNA, CITYWIDE YOUTH OF THE YEAR
Youth Voice Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco is fully committed to supporting youth as they learn to share their unique perspectives and develop their leadership skills. The Club has several programs that promote youth voice and facilitate opportunities to create change in the community. One of the best programs is our esteemed Youth of the Year program.
PA R TN E R H I G H LI G HT : C H A R L E S S C H WA B & CO.
Community matters to Charles Schwab & Co., making them a great partner for BGCSF. They are passionate about financial literacy for our members, giving young people the information and tools they need to build a secure financial future. Schwab continues to be the Presenting Sponsor of BGCSF’s Youth of the Year Luncheon, supporting extraordinary teens as they reach for their dreams and achieve great futures. The culture of the company empowers their employees to get involved and contribute to causes they care about — thank you Schwab volunteers!
ENCOURAGING YOUTH ACTIVISM
President’s Advisory Council The President’s Advisory Council (PAC) is a leadership program for middle and high school youth from our Clubs and Camp that meets regularly to advise the President and advocate for initiatives and policy changes at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco and beyond. PAC members serve as ambassadors and role models at their Clubs and Camp.
“ We were really able to talk about core issues, such as systemic racism and jail reform, that we normally don’t get to talk about with a group of adults. We were able to use the good stories we shared [with local lawmakers] to add to the movement our generation is trying to build.” — ALEXIS, MEMBER OF THE DON FISHER AND MISSION CLUBHOUSES, SPEAKING ABOUT THE SUCCESS OF THE TEEN
At Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, we are dedicated to empowering youth and providing them with the resources needed to become leaders in their community. We are proud that several of our members became leaders in the movement for equality and racial justice. Sabrina, Eulalia, and Ram participated in the National Teen Empowerment Town Hall on reform and grassroots activism; Alexis led a Black Lives Matter protest in San Francisco; and members of our President’s Advisory Council (PAC) facilitated our first Teen Town Hall with two members of our state delegation, State Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblymember David Chiu. To prepare for the Teen Town Hall, PAC members participated in workshops on systemic racism, juvenile justice reform, privilege, and oppression. They welcomed six members of the San Francisco Youth Commission to their October meeting. At the Town Hall, PAC members shared their personal experiences and ideas for reform. With the success of this Town Hall, PAC members plan to collaborate with youth members from other Clubs across California to continue advocating for state-level policy changes. We recognize that there is a long way to go to end systemic racism and racial injustice in this country, but we remain fiercely committed to creating a more just and equitable future for our community. We will continue to find ways to amplify the diverse perspectives of our youth and staff, as we collectively push for a more just society.
TOWN HALL SHE HELPED TO PLAN
PARTN E R H IG H LIG HT: TH E YO UTH CO M M I SS IO N
The Youth Commission is a group of young people who advise the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor on policies, laws and best practices on youth advocacy and youth related issues. Two of the commissioners are former and current BGCSF members. BGCSF looks forward to the continued engagement and partnership with the Youth Commission.
COVID: VISUAL OVERVIEW AND T Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco has stepped up in profoundly important ways for youth and their families through one of the most challenging periods in our lifetime.
As the City issued a shelter-in-place order on March 16, BGCSF was designated an essential business and remained open with a limited capacity.
BGCSF celebrated our high school seniors with a virtual Graduation Week, sending Care-a-Vans to cheer on graduating students from outside their homes.
Four Clubhouses remained open throughout the entire pandemic and Columbia Park Clubhouse in the Mission kept its doors open 13 hours a day to meet the needs of hospital workers, emergency services workers, and essential City workers. “ It was important to show the community that we’re still here, standing shoulder to shoulder with kids and families.” — CO LU M B IA PA R K C LU B H O U S E D I R E C TO R , JA M E S H O LLE Y
By late spring, four of our Clubhouses were active in food distribution, providing more than 4,100 meals to kids and families each week.
JULY We brought the magic of Camp Mendocino to the heart of San Francisco by creating a day camp in Bernal Heights.
JUNE We welcomed Club members to our summer session with 11 locations offering in-person and virtual programming. CLUBHOUSE SPOTLIGHT:
APRIL April 8, we launched our Virtual Clubhouse enabling us to reach more kids. CLUBHOUSE SPOTLIGHT:
As schools shifted to distance learning and we expanded our virtual programming, BGCSF Sunnydale staff noticed many members had difficulty connecting to WiFi at home. They created a computer lab in the community room below the Clubhouse to provide families with computer access and a dependable WiFi connection.
With an average weekly attendance of 770 youth, we provided academic support to 600+ youth, and career prep services to 215 teens over the summer.
We opened our doors for the first day of school, serving 350+ youth per week in person and hundreds more virtually across our Clubhouses.
With an end to the pandemic finally in sight, our focus shifts toward recovery. In the coming one to three years, every program or service we offer will have these stated purposes: mitigating learning loss/strengthening school connections and supporting the social and emotional health of our youth. We recognize recovery will take time, and we promise to be there every step of the way.
YO UTH AC TIVI S M S POTLIG HT:
On August 5, Club members joined a National Virtual Teen Empowerment Town Hall to discuss the racial justice movement.
OCTOBER Between March 16 and the end of October, we served 2,700+ kids B E H AV I O R A L H E A LT H SERVICES SPOTLIGHT:
Watch the recording of this powerful event here.
Between March and October, our staff engaged in nearly 7,000 wellbeing checks with 1,100 youth to ensure their physical, mental, and emotional needs were being met.
10 of our Clubhouses joined the City’s Community Hubs Initiative, providing the most vulnerable youth with online learning support.
Club members hosted a virtual town hall with State Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblymember David Chiu, where youth led the conversation on racial justice and juvenile justice reform.
Although the challenges of 2020 limited traditional fundraising efforts, our incredible community of donors, corporate partners and institutional funders contributed more than $10.8M during our fiscal year, allowing us to keep our doors open and continue serving youth, their families, and our community.
By year’s end, we were serving 900 youth per week and had reached nearly 3,000 youth since the start of the pandemic.
Watch Together We Rise | Emerge Strong, a video
highlighting our work since the pandemic
THE CLUB’S UNWAVERING SUPPORT FOR THE COMMUNITY When the pandemic struck, we had no idea just how much COVID-19 would challenge us all and interrupt our very way of life. Everything that the Club has done since the beginning of this crisis has been 100% focused on the health and well-being of our Club members, our staff, and our communities. Our dedicated teams quickly developed a full range of virtual programs for kids ages 6-18, including homework help, wellness checks, and social activities. With the pandemic upending everyone’s lives, creating a sense of normalcy for our youth was paramount. The Behavioral Health Services (BHS) department responded in many ways to support the emotional wellbeing of our youth. They connected regularly to help them manage stress and cope with emotional difficulties during this challenging time. BHS teams also trained Clubhouse staff to recognize signs of anxiety, isolation, and depression in youth. They also provided staff with coping strategies that they could share with youth. We recognized that whole families were also in crisis during this time. Many families had lost jobs or income due to the pandemic, which led to a huge increase in food insecurity. To meet our community’s needs, five of our Clubhouses pivoted to food distribution efforts, serving over 4,100 meals per week at our high point in the spring.
OF COLLEGE PREP PARTICIPANTS ARE COLLEGE BOUND
When necessary, we even brought meals and groceries straight to the doorsteps of our community members. To celebrate the achievements of our graduating seniors, our staff put together a week-long, socially distanced graduation party. As our Care-a-Vans drove across the Bay Area, our staff members personally delivered congratulatory care packages to BGCSF’s Class of 2020 graduates. Staff and graduates danced and laughed together on sidewalks and driveways, music blasting from the vans, in joyous celebration. It was a great reminder to our whole community that there is optimism to be found even in times of uncertainty and hardship.
YOUTH PARTICIPATED IN WELLNESS ACTIVITIES
MEALS PER WEEK IN MAY
PARTN E R H IG H LIG HT: DI N E 11 S F
Through Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s partnership with Dine 11 SF, we have been able to build even stronger relationships with our families during the pandemic. The Dine 11 SF meals have helped keep the Club connected with families who have told us how much they appreciated knowing that even though things were uncertain, they were not forgotten — the Club and their community were looking out for them.
BRINGING THE MAGIC OF CAMP TO THE CITY Last summer, due to the pandemic, our beloved Camp Mendocino closed to campers for the first time in 89 years. But on July 6, Camp Mendocino staff launched an in-person day camp for Bay Area youth at the Rec & Park facility in Bernal Heights. Eight teen staff were selected to join our Camp staff as Counselors-in-Training, gaining valuable work experience at a time when few summer jobs or internships were available. We also ran a virtual Counselors-in-Training job readiness program for 17- and 18-year-old former campers who will become future Camp Mendocino staff.
“ I wanted to write to you and thank you for the amazing Leaders-in-Training program you just completed. My son, Christian was in attendance, and it was the highlight of his week for the past month. The whole program was very well planned, organized and executed. I was so impressed. The skills he learned were fundamental and important. Christian now feels confident that the resume he created is a working document and may help him obtain a job in the near future. He also, thanks to you, has a better understanding of the interview process. Thank you again for putting this program together and offering it, especially in this time of uncertainty.” — PARENT OF CAMP LIT ’20
Bringing joy to our youth is always a priority for Camp Mendocino, but especially during 2020 when the lives of so many youth were upended by the pandemic. We made it our mission to instill the joy of Camp in every aspect of the in-town program. We couldn’t be prouder of the children, teens, and adults who stepped up to make summer 2020 fun and memorable. Our dedicated staff even brought the spirit and camaraderie of Camp to our Clubhouses – both in person and online. Clubhouses competed for the Spirit Stick through virtual “flagpole” gatherings, with online crowds cheering along the way. Youth and staff dressed up for theme days, and our community came together for virtual campfires, challenges, and Camp trivia. We moved our Leaders-in-Training (LIT) program online, which ensured that our teens could still participate in the skill-building workshops that usually take place at Camp Mendocino. From Clubhouse activities to Camp Mendocino at Bernal Heights, our in-person and online programs included leadership development and summer learning support. These programs helped maintain a sense of normalcy during a highly unusual summer season. In addition to being pure fun and providing much-needed social connections, these programs ensured that our youth were able to continue their academic, professional, and socioemotional development.
PA R T N E R H I G H L I G H T : T H E K O R E T F O U N DAT I O N
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco Club at Gateway Public School is part of the Koret Foundation’s new K-12 Education Innovation Initiative. “Building on the innovative spirit that guides the Bay Area, our education initiative enables grantees to test new ideas locally that can have a broader impact,” says Michael J. Boskin, President of the Koret Foundation. BGCSF is proud to be part of this work, sharing the goal to improve opportunity, preparation, and support for our Gateway members to grow into successful adults.
COMBATING LEARNING LOSS Every summer, students experience “learning loss,” a decline in academic progress that stems from spending time away from school. In 2020, the pandemic forced students to spend extensive time away from the classroom, exacerbating this “summer slide” while also leaving youth isolated from the support systems they rely on for academic success and social and emotional connections. With this in mind, we welcomed Club members to our summer session. Programming was focused on social-emotional learning and counteracting the effects of learning loss. In August, we were one of the only youth development programs to open our doors for the first day of school. When the City launched its Community Hub Initiative to provide the most vulnerable youth with online learning support,
we rolled our Clubhouse programming into this initiative, providing more than 300 students each day with the space and support needed to successfully participate in distance learning at their schools. In addition, BGCSF leadership reallocated resources and created a new position to address the impact of learning loss and social isolation. The new position — Education Liaisons — communicate regularly with school staff and closely monitor student progress. We also continue to provide daily breakfast and lunch, recreation, and mental health services to ensure our youth have the resources to succeed in their virtual classrooms as long as distance learning remains necessary.
“ Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco has been a positive and supportive outlet for our children to learn, play, and grow amidst the difficulties we face living in the Tenderloin [during] the COVID-19 pandemic.” — PARENT OF TENDERLOIN CLUBHOUSE YOUTH
EDUCATION SPOTLIGHT Yaya Enriquez-Meyer was the Health & Fitness Director of the Mission Clubhouse before the pandemic. As we pivoted our programming in response to the pandemic, Yaya transitioned into her role as a Program Leader to support students through distance learning. When youth member William had trouble adjusting to virtual learning, Yaya guided him through both his virtual classes and assignments. After just a month of working together, William was able to focus and complete assignments independently, all while trusting that Yaya is available when he needs support.
BETWEEN 3/16/20 TO 9/30/20
YOUTH PARTICIPATED IN DISTANCE-LEARNING SUPPORT
YOUTH PARTICIPATED IN LITERACY PROGRAMS
YOUTH PARTICIPATED IN STEM ENRICHMENT
PARTN E R H IG H LIG HT: DCYF
The Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF) is a long standing and foundational partner to the work that we do every single day. During the pandemic, DCYF worked with us to shift services and prioritize the immediate needs of our youth and families. DCYF led the Community Hub Initiative — which all our traditional Clubhouses are now part of — and is providing crucial guidance with other city departments in creating a path forward for our young people. Thank you for your partnership, flexibility, and leadership!
KEEPING OUR YOUTH SAFE: DURING THE PANDEMIC AND BEYOND As youth development professionals, we know that children and teens learn best when they feel safe and supported. For this reason and so many others, we prioritize creating physically and emotionally safe spaces for our kids and staff in our 12 Clubs and at Camp Mendocino. Our staff members undergo extensive annual training to ensure that they are focused and aware of the risks around them, and that they are prepared to handle crisis situations. Our No. 1 priority is always the safety of our members and staff. When the pandemic began in our region, how we thought about safety changed significantly. We had a lot to learn and many new safety protocols to design and implement in order to combat the effects of the coronavirus. When schools closed, we knew it was critically important for us to keep our programs running for the youth and families who needed us most. On the day shelter in place was ordered, we contacted
City officials and told them we intended to remain open, if they would allow us to. They named us an “essential business” and we worked together to reach the needs of the most vulnerable youth. Our staff rose to the immense challenge before us — and at a time of tremendous uncertainty. Our teams are working tirelessly to support the physical, mental, and emotional health of children and teens, by allowing them to stay connected to their critical support systems. At our in-person programs, which have remained available to vulnerable youth and the children of front-line workers, we educated our staff about local health orders and implemented CDC and San Francisco Department of Public Health safety protocols, including social distancing, mask requirements, and sanitizing procedures. Because students often rely on schools to provide a stable learning environment, healthy food, and access to mental health services, our dedicated
PA R T N E R H I G H L I G H T : S F D E PA R T M E N T O F P U B L I C H E A LT H
Thank you to the SF Department of Public Health for their continued leadership, smart guidance, and active partnership during the COVID-19 pandemic. Every step of the way, DPH has been a resource and valued partner to BGCSF. Together, we were able to safely keep the Club doors open for young people. Working with SFDPH and keeping abreast of the best thinking nationally, BGCSF has held the health and safety of our youth and staff at the forefront of all our decision making.
(in January we expanded from 10 to 12 open sites). Each week we are reaching over 800 youth, between our in-Club and virtual services and have served over 1,700 youth in total!
staff stepped up to meet all these needs. Augmenting our in-person services, we developed new, virtual services, offering homework help, behavioral health support, routine wellness checks, grocery delivery, and opportunities for youth to socialize with peers. In the summer of 2020, we continued to adapt and expand our services. With 10 locations open for the full summer, we reached more than 1,000 youth, with an average weekly attendance of 770 members between our in-Club and virtual programs. Since the first day of school in August, we have had at least 10 locations open
Today, with the end of the pandemic near, our focus is on recovery. Over the next one to three years, every program and service that BGCSF offers will be designed to address learning loss/school connection and social and emotional wellness. By investing heavily in these areas, we can make a tremendous impact on how youth, families, and communities recover and heal from the trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rita Lafleur, parent and city essential worker speaks about how the Club supported her family right when the pandemic began: Watch the video
PA R T N E R H I G H L I G H T : B O T H I N F O U N DAT I O N
As one of the few local organizations dedicated to capital funding, the Bothin Foundation has long been a key partner and supporter of BGCSF. When the pandemic hit, the Foundation reached out to understand our needs and allowed us to convert our existing capital request for a new van into a general operating grant. Their flexible funding came at a critical time when we needed to invest in PPE and cleaning supplies while converting our facilities into emergency child care centers.
STAFF SPOTLIGHTS A CONVERSATION WITH CARLTON EICHELBERGER, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF SCHOOL-BASED CLUBS
Born and raised in San Francisco, Carlton first joined BGCSF as a volunteer at the Tenderloin Clubhouse when he was in college. He quickly fell in love with youth development. Clubhouse staff recognized his leadership potential and hired him to serve in the newly created role of Teen Director. There, he
helped establish our very first Keystone Club — a leadership development program that is now at the center of our teen programming. Working at the Club has offered all the growth and leadership opportunities Carlton could have dreamed of – while allowing him to give back to his community. From his start in direct service at the Tenderloin Clubhouse, Carlton went on to serve as Program Director, then Clubhouse Director, Area Director, and now Senior Director of SchoolBased Clubs. In all his roles, Carlton has always gone out of his way to get to know our members. He values his role as a mentor and makes it a priority to engage with staff and youth on a regular basis. Since the pandemic began, Carlton and his staff have worked hard to engage youth,
first with virtual programming and then a full summer program. On the first day of school, BGCSF launched its distance learning initiative that rolled into the City’s Community Learning Hubs in mid-September. “The Community Hub work we’re doing is so important,” Carlton says. “It allows us to bring kids together in safe ways to continue building social relationships that are important to overall development.” We talked with Carlton about why he’s so passionate about youth development, his role as a leader, and the silver lining he and his staff have found during the pandemic: What is one accomplishment that makes you most proud of your work at BGCSF?
I’ve been at BGCSF for more than 20 years, so I’ve had many proud moments. One story stands out, though. It involves a teen named Len Smolburd that I got to know pretty well while working at the Tenderloin Clubhouse. I mentored Len and helped him with his schoolwork. When he was ready to apply for colleges, we worked on his application together — and studied for the SATs together. Len was also part of the Youth of the Year program and blew people away with his capacity to lead. He went on to win Citywide Youth of the Year. After college, Len came back to the Club, and I hired him as the Teen Services Director at the Excelsior Clubhouse. While working together there, we won the National Program Excellence
STAFF SPOTLIGHT: JONTONETTE “STAR” CLARK, ASSISTANT CLUBHOUSE DIRECTOR, SUNNYDALE CLUBHOUSE Like many of our staff, volunteers, and donors, Star was a Club kid herself. She looks back on her time at the Ernest Ingold Clubhouse fondly. There she was able to play sports, build long-lasting relationships, and be a part of a strong community – one that’s supported her personal and professional growth over the last 10 years. Star began working with the Club as a part-time van driver while she pursued her higher education, and then worked her way through a number of administrative roles before discovering a passion 14
for programming. Today, she brings tremendous experience and compassion to her role as the Assistant Clubhouse Director for the Sunnydale Clubhouse. Here, she manages Clubhouse operations and administration, including program development, staffing, safety protocols and procedures. Because she grew up in the BGCSF community, Star truly understands our youth and their families – and she’s uniquely equipped to advocate for them when working with community partners, schools, and city agencies. When asked about the Sunnydale Clubhouse, she calls it “a diamond in the rough,” filled with
“happiness, community, resilience, and hope.” Working here has taught her courage and motivation and helped her realize her full potential as a leader. Every day, our youth continue to inspire her: “Despite the community’s obstacles and the kids’ obstacles, they never stop dreaming, believing in themselves, working, and growing.” Star is incredibly proud of her dedicated staff and everything they’ve done to support the community in the past year. In the early days of the pandemic, when there was significant anxiety and uncertainty, Star and her team kept in contact with Club members and their families to make sure critical
needs were met. When families didn’t have access to reliable Wi-Fi or computers, the Club provided access by equipping the community room downstairs. When the community faced food insecurity, the Sunnydale Clubhouse coordinated with others to distribute food and other resources to families in need. Looking back on this time, she says, “When things got tough, my incredible team believed in me and showed up every day. We just wanted kids to feel safe and experience some sense of normalcy… we gave them that and much more. Our kids and families needed us more than ever, and we were there for them.”
“Carlton and the Club are an extension of my family, and I know that in Carlton’s 20+ years at the Club, thousands of youth have experienced the same feeling of love, caring, and mentorship that I continue to experience.” —LEN SMOLBURD
Award in Education and Career Development for our Teen Employment and Mentorship Program. Boys & Girls Clubs of America flew us both out to Orlando, Florida, to give us a national award. It was amazing. Fast forwarding from there, Len became the Director of Development at BGCSF, helping the organization raise funds for the same programs he was a part of as a teen. And today, Len is the Chief Programs Officer at Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. It’s been
an amazing journey, and I think it shows exactly what the Club means when we talk about building community and creating long-term impact. How has the pandemic changed your role as a leader? I’ve always been a very hands-on manager. Typically, I like to be at our programs when they’re operating, directly interacting with staff and youth, providing on-the-spot support and feedback, so having to work through a screen has been extremely challenging for me. We’re doing a lot of things creatively to make it work. Then, there’s also the added pressure of ensuring that my staff’s wellness is being taken care of. We’ve changed the structure of our meetings and spend a lot more time now checking in
on how people are feeling. I give them space to vent, be uncomfortable, and share their anger and frustration. I think it’s actually made us a healthier team. I know people so much more deeply now than I did when we were meeting in-person. We’ve all been really open and vulnerable with each other about how we’re feeling. We’ve built a strong, trusting support system that’s helped all of us, and the Club, make it through this difficult time. I feel more connected to my staff than I ever have. What do you love most about working at BGCSF?
Three things: One, we work with some of the most creative and motivated people in the world. It’s inspiring working with other people who are passionate about solving challenges in our community. Second, this job has consistently pushed me out of my comfort zone. I keep using my skills, but I also keep developing and growing. It’s dynamic, and definitely not predictable – especially this last year. And third, I truly love having the opportunity to give back. Every day I feel like I’m contributing to something bigger than myself, and it’s an amazing feeling.
ADDITIONAL STAFF SPOTLIGHT: ERIN GUTIERREZ, BGCSF’S DIRECTOR OF LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT Listen to our inspiring interview with Erin about her vision and goals for our organization and the importance of equity in our communities.
STAFF SPOTLIGHT: JULIA MEIER, EDUCATION LIAISON, DON FISHER CLUBHOUSE Julia received her degree in Elementary Education and Teaching from the University of Northern Colorado and her Masters in International Comparative Education from New York University. After beginning her career in elementary education, she noticed that the traditional school system didn’t always address the opportunity and equity gaps for disadvantaged students. Now, as Education Liaison at the Don Fisher Clubhouse, Julia develops programs that enrich and supplement the academic development and experience of our youth.
Julia is especially excited about the STEM programs that she’s been able to bring to the Club. She also loves having the opportunity to show kids that STEM is a part of all of our everyday lives, from the technology we use to the air we breathe. Last summer, Julia facilitated a collaboration with the Tinkering Studio at the Exploratorium to further engage youth with STEM projects. Exploratorium staff led three virtual projects for youth, who participated from home or from one of our 10 open locations. Projects were designed to stimulate problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Julia felt it was essential that each child be able to actively participate, rather than just watch something on a computer screen. She coordinated with families and volunteers to ensure that each member had
a STEM kit delivered to their home or their local Clubhouse with everything they needed to participate. “It was incredibly rewarding to make STEM come alive for our members and to hear from parents that kids were so excited about the projects,” said Julia. “They were using their STEM kits to create their own experiments!” Julia also enjoys using her past experience as a college advisor to contribute to our college prep program, helping teens with essays and applications. During COVID, Julia has helped lead our learning loss prevention efforts and our distance learning. She coordinates with schools, helps provide a safe and quiet environment for students to participate in their classes, and is there when kids need help understanding or completing assignments.
When asked about the challenges of the last year, Julia says the entire community at BGCSF has been amazing: “It’s made a big difference to be able to have real conversations with kids about everything that’s been going on, from the pandemic to political issues. I think we’ve all learned a lot. We’ve built such a strong community, and it’s why I love my job. I often admit to kids and families that I don’t know what’s coming next – none of us do – but we’ll get through it together. There will always be good days and hard days, but we’re all truly in it together. We’ve found so many moments of joy in all this and that’s been really beautiful.” 15
OUR VOLUNTEERS VOLUNTEERS are an integral part of the BGCSF community. Our volunteer program invites individuals and companies to contribute their time and talent to empower San Francisco youth. During this past year, our volunteers stood shoulder to shoulder with us as we faced the public health crisis of a lifetime.
VOLUNTEER HOURS CONTRIBUTED FROM 10/1/2019 TO 3/1/2020
When PPE supplies were scarce in the early days of the pandemic, volunteers donated hundreds of masks and face shields to protect our BGCSF staff and youth members. Since then, volunteers have assisted our food distribution efforts at the Excelsior Clubhouse, tackled building projects at Camp Mendocino, conducted mock interviews, and reviewed college essays. Our volunteers make a vital impact in the lives of our members and our organization as a whole. The coming months remain uncertain, but we know this incredible group of volunteers is ready to tackle any and all challenges. On behalf of the entire organization, thank you BGCSF volunteers! We appreciate you! Read more about our volunteers in this Volunteer Appreciation Blog PRE-COVID PHOTO
CORPORATE VOLUNTEER HIGHLIGHT: We began our partnership with children’s apparel company FabKids in December 2019, when members of their team volunteered at the Columbia Park Clubhouse. This partnership has since expanded to support the Clubs in a number of ways — and we couldn’t be more grateful for their support.
As we first confronted the pandemic in early March 2020, the FabKids team immediately stepped up, donating masks to staff and youth at a time when PPE was scarce. FabKids also committed to donating a portion of their mask sales to support the Club’s COVID Response Fund. On Giving Tuesday, they donated 100% of net profits from mask sales to our organization! When we pivoted to increase our virtual programming, FabKids was one of the first companies to volunteer, hosting a Virtual Career Exposure for BGSCF teens. Fabkids team member, Dominique Yoder has joined BGCSF’s NextGen Leadership Council, where she continues to support Club members personally and professionally.
PARTN E R H IG H LIG HT: F I R ST R E PU B LIC BAN K
First Republic Bank has been a leading BGCSF partner since 2003, and we have been especially proud to highlight First Republic Bank’s support as the Presenting Sponsor at our Annual Gala since 2012. Despite cancelling the Gala in 2020, the bank maintained its support of the Club. First Republic Bank employees are actively involved in our NextGen Leadership Council as well. We are proud to call First Republic Bank a partner.
NEXTGEN LEADERSHIP COUNCIL The NextGen Leadership Council is a group of active and generous young professionals who share our mission to support and empower Bay Area youth. This dedicated group is BGCSF’s next generation of leaders, advocates, volunteers, and donors. Under the leadership of NextGen Co-Chairs Dennis Mahoney and Kristen Stotts and the Steering Committee, BGCSF’s NextGen Leadership Council stepped up in big ways throughout 2020. In the first half of the fiscal year, NextGen supported our Halloween 5K Walk/Run (October 2019) and helped plan our beloved Kids Night Out event. Although Kids Night Out and the NextGen Gala afterparty were canceled due to the pandemic, the council pivoted swiftly to launch a series of 10 engaging virtual events that drew attendees from all over the country. At a time when our community and many others around the country were under strict stay-at-home orders, NextGen’s virtual events gave people a chance to connect when they needed it most.
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Council members also volunteered hundreds of hours, working directly with youth and staff. We’re incredibly grateful for all their efforts and look forward to their continued partnership as we look to lead pandemic recovery efforts in our communities. To learn more about BGCSF’s NextGen Leadership Council, please contact Carter Ashforth email@example.com, Volunteer & Corporate Outreach Manager.
Camp themselves, these trailblazers recognized the importance of the Camp experience for our members and knew that keeping Camp Mendocino in pristine condition was no easy task. Today, this dedicated group of 25 volunteers — known as the Purple Kumquats — along with affiliated volunteers who support their work, continue to donate their time, talent, and resources to Camp Mendocino.
Purple Kumquat member Tom Patton working on a bathroom remodel.
Over 50 years ago, former Club members Bud Karp, Gino Westcott, and Leroy Sims met for lunch and YEARS OF SERVICE TO CAMP MENDOCINO ended up forming a group of volunteer tradesmen to build and maintain Camp Mendocino for future generations of Bay Area youth. Having benefited from their time at
While following health and safety guidelines, the Purple Kumquats have continued to improve Camp throughout the pandemic, ensuring that Camp will be ready to open for kids as soon as possible. They renovated two restrooms, upgraded sections of the electrical system, added hydropower, installed a 26kW Kubota generator, built new stairs, added new doors, laid new floors, assembled new camper bunk beds, and projectmanaged the construction of four new cabins. Thanks to the Purple Kumquats’ generously donated time and resources, Camp Mendocino will be more beautiful than ever when we’re able to open for campers again. We are grateful for their dedication to Camp Mendocino and the community as a whole.
SAN FRANCISCO COMPANIES GIVE BACK Despite the pandemic causing economic disruptions, we are grateful to the following companies who stayed with us early during the pandemic, stepping up with their financial support and in-kind service and volunteerism.
COMPANIES DONATED/ VOLUNTEERED
$1,335,178 CONTRIBUTED BY CORPORATIONS
BlackRock has been a committed partner to BGCSF since 2001 offering generous financial support, employee engagement, and representation on the NextGen Leadership Council. BlackRock collaborates with BGCSF staff, finding innovative ways to empower San Francisco youth through events like career exposures and hackathons. During this extraordinarily challenging year, BGCSF was an honoree at the annual company-wide Giving Day event. This provided an opportunity for BlackRock employees world-wide to learn more about BGCSF, resulting in deeper engagement and increased financial support. We are grateful to BlackRock for their steadfast and generous partnership. PwC has supported BGCSF since 2000. Their employees have engaged with the Club on many levels, from in-Club volunteering to serving on the NextGen Leadership Council and the Board of Governors. This year, in addition to the company’s annual contribution, PwC employees provided meaningful support to our Teen Services programs by participating in virtual career exposures, college essay writing, mock interviews, and more. We are grateful to PwC for the many ways they have supported us. Since 2016, Verizon has been a strong partner directly supporting our STEM education programs and exposing our middle and high school youth to careers in the innovative technology sector. When San Francisco’s shelter in place order was put into effect, Verizon was one of the very first corporate partners to reach out with critical financial support. We are proud to partner with Verizon, a company that continues to think creatively about how they can utilize their technology and tools to better serve the San Francisco community. The Golden State Warriors have been outstanding partners with BGCSF since 2011, making significant investments in the development of Bay Area youth. From Hoops for Kids, generous game-day tickets, unique opportunities for our youth to meet players, Board representation, and event sponsorship, the Warriors are always thinking of young fans and how the franchise can best drive positive changes in the community.
SAN FRANCISCO COMPANIES GIVE BACK Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco gratefully acknowledges the following corporate partners for their leadership support. In FY 2020, they contributed $25,000 or more and embraced us with their in-kind gifts and volunteer service. These partners are critical to our success.
OUR DONORS ANNUAL DONORS: Despite the challenges of 2020, we are grateful for this incredible community of donors who raised more than $10.8M during this fiscal year, allowing us to keep our doors open in person and online. Donors who made contributions of $1,000 or more between Oct. 1, 2019 – Sept. 30, 2020 are recognized for their leadership gifts below. LUMINARIES - $200,000+
William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation California State Department of Education Department of Children, Youth & Their Families Dana & Bob Emery Rose O’Shaughnessy Rosenberg CHAMPIONS - $100,000+
Sapna & Brandon Boze Charles Schwab & Co. Ali & Rocky Fried The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Karp Irrevocable 1997 Trust Koret Foundation San Francisco Unified School District Diana & Steve Strandberg Robert Weltman LEADERS - $50,000+
Bain Capital Jamie & Will Bartlett BlackRock Suzy & David Cumming ● Holly & Michael Depatie The Eucalyptus Foundation First Republic Bank Mrs. Donald G. Fisher Julie & Greg Flynn Frank A. Campini Foundation Golden State Warriors The Guardsmen Hellman & Friedman LLC Hudson Pacific Properties Amy & Drew McKnight Stephanie & Bill Mellin
Meridee Moore & Kevin King New York Life Foundation Angela Nomellini & Ken Olivier Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Silver Giving Foundation Ali & Brad Singer Robert F. Smith Elizabeth & Andrew Spokes Sports Basement Twitter, Inc. ● U.S. Department of Justice Wells Fargo Foundation ADVOCATES - $25K+
AT&T Corporation The Bothin Foundation Calvary Presbyterian Church Dan & Stacey Case Family Foundation Clark Construction Group, LLC Cohen Family Fund Cathy & Sandy Dean Lauren & Matthew Dillard Dodge & Cox Eastdil Secured EY Laura & John Fisher Randi & Bob Fisher Lauren & Jamie Ford Fortress Investment Group Gap, Inc. Goldman Sachs & Co Kirkland & Ellis LLP Meg Krehbiel Kelsey & David Lamond The Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation LBA Realty Alison & Michael Mauze
McKinsey & Company Parallax Volatility Advisers, LP Cameron Phleger & Michael Horwitz Redwood Credit Union San Francisco Public Health Foundation George H. Sandy Foundation James C. and Norma I. Smith Foundation Dan Springer Jennifer Steinmann & Alexei Yaroshenko The Stocker Foundation TPG Susan & David Tunnell U.S. Bank United Airlines Inc. Verizon Grace & Steven Voorhis Stephanie & John Warren Charlotte & Alan Waxman Lauren & Eli Weiss Melissa & Jeffrey Williams Jane & Doug Wolf Woodlawn Foundation Ron Zeff SUSTAINERS - $10K+
1185 Park Foundation Inc Avery-Fuller-Welch Children’s Foundation Pam & Larry Baer Bank of America Foundation Sejal Patel & Sanjay Banker Bay Area Community Resources Jennifer Moses & Ron Beller Edwin Callan Charitable Lead Unitrust
Elizabeth & Clark Callander Barbee & Bruce Callander The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Catherine & Christopher Clifford Columbia University Lorin & Dick Costolo Dodie & Peter Crawford Deloitte The Diana Dollar Knowles Foundation Joseph F. Downes Episcopal Impact Fund Golob Family Fund Melinda Haag & Chuck Fanning John T. Hall Stephanie DiMarco & Jim Harleen Hartmann Studios Leslie & David Helfand Neha Jogani Narang & Sameer Narang Karen Jenkins-Johnson & Kevin Johnson Mike Kerns Sarah Ketterer Family Foundation Khachaturian Foundation Kindest Kate & Thomas Klein Metta & Keith Krach Lucinda Lee Katz Peggy & Johnny Lo Ian K. Loring Lindsey & Nick Major Arnold A. McClellan Thayer & Philip Meicler Mirnahill Foundation Naomi & Michael Neruda Julie & Brian O’Melveny
Susan & Bill Oberndorf Office Depot Old Navy Ellen & John Parsons Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP PwC Reardon Heights Associates, L.P. The Roeder Family Leesa Miao & Martin Romo Ross Stores Inc. Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Shipley & Anthony Salewski The San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Giants Harper Matheson & Robert Schiff Pooja & Vivek Shah Dana & Gary Shapiro Jennifer & Don Shaver The Shepard Milner Wardlaw Foundation Laura & Greg Spivy David H. Strasburg TEF Design TMG Partners ValueAct Capital MENTORS - $5K+
Albany Road Real Estate Partners America’s Best Local Charities Apple Emily Pearl & Chad Arkoff Art4Moore Gary, Cynthia, and Brooke Bengier Bethel AME Church Bloomberg SY M B O L K E Y
Mirnahill Foundation is well-aligned with BGCSF’s sports youth development programming that helps young people build valuable soft skills and stay physically active. Their increased gift during a time of uncertainty helped our staff stay connected with youth via virtual wellness activities once shelter-inplace began.
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Celeste & Michael Bobroff Boston Properties, LP Ellen & John Broadhurst Sandy & Roger Bulosan Jonathan Burgstone Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund Administration Lycia McRae Carmody CBIZ ARC Consulting Ben Chelf The Chernin Group Clif Bar Inc. Collective Impact Jane Sung & Lorin Cortina Tammy & William Crown Crunchbase Holly & Michael Cuggino Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP Dolphin Youth Swim Program Fund Robin & Chris Donohoe Dropbox Fabkids Courtney Benoist & Jason Fish Sakurako & William Fisher Alison Geballe Fiona & Christopher Grandi
Grosvenor Guittard Chocolate Company Merrilee Harris HealthRight 360 Patrick Healy Rebecca & Cal Henderson Nancy & Michael Herde HMC Designing Futures Foundation Lynda Hutton ICAP Services North America LLC J.P. Morgan Private Bank Joanna & Jesse Jacobs Kathryn & Sugam Jain Julia & Timothy Kazul KPMG LLP Melissa & Ben Kremers Naomi & Jeremiah Lane Cindy Lee Carol & Mark Lerdal Lockehouse Retai Group, Inc Shawn & Douglas Mackenzie Mattimore Family Fund Hilary & Mark McInerney
Julie & Jonathan Meyer Thomas Miller Bornah Moghbel Audrey & Vijay Mohan Niantic, Inc. Gabriela & Mark Parcella Anne & Michael Parish Eve Niquette & Charles Pohl Paula & Brian Powers Putnam Investments Re-Elect Scott Wiener for State Senate 2020 ● Zoe & Johnny Reinsch Melissa & Justin Reyna Amy & Gordon Ritter RMLow Foundation Ropes & Gray LLP Salesforce.com Sharon & Joseph Saunders Ruth Ann & Lee Seward Clark R. Smith Family Foundation Snap, Inc Elizabeth & Jeffrey Spaulding Spencer Stuart Strada Investment Group
Wendy & Greg Suhr Kin-Ching Wu & Steve Tai Tina & David Thomas Jenno Topping UBS Corp Irvenia Waters & Jose Allen Deborah & Jeffrey Weber Jean & Brian Wheeler Woodruff Sawyer Annie & Montgomery Woods SUPPORTERS - $2.5K+
Nancy & Douglas Abbey Annie & Anil Arora Nancy & Joachim Bechtle Kim Lam & Richard Beleson ● The Black Dog Foundation BNY Mellon Maria Pao Khuth Bolin & Ryan Bolin The Mervyn L. Brenner Foundation, Inc. Nina & Chris Buchbinder Amy Busch San Francisco District Attorney’s Office Columbia Property Trust
Jane Coté-Cook & Chris Cook Quin Shott Whitman & Peter Curran Sarah & Jason DiLullo Holly & John Dissmeyer Eaton Vance Jennifer Caldwell & John H. N. Fisher Sarah & Quentin Gallivan Google Alicia & Philip Hammarskjold Barbara & William Hazen Renee M. Hellman Herbst Foundation Michele & Samuel Hooker Jewish Community Federation Kilroy Realty Corporation Roxy & Steve Klein Sarajane & Greig Lagomarsino Monica Landry Lewis Greenwood Foundation Cheryl Frank & Michael Linn Marcum LLP SY M B O L K E Y
For 16 consecutive years Eastdil Secured has been generously contributing to the Club at a leadership level and has been the Gala After-Party Sponsor since the event’s inception in 2014. Their employees have volunteered at Club beautification events, are Nextgen Council members and they have personally supported the Club financially. BGCSF is grateful to have the continued support of long-time partners like Eastdill Secured.
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ANNUAL DONORS, CONT’D.
Brian G. McElwee Robert Nussbaum Susan & Richard Olness The Olympic Club Plant Construction Company L.P. Prometheus Paul Sack Holly & Michel Seifer Jessica & Eric Spaly St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church Starwood Capital, LLC State Street Global Advisors Marv Strasburg Swift Real Estate Partners Venable LLP Brenda & Andrew Vingiello Visa Denise Wang-Kline & Robert Kline Mahjabeen & Tarim Wasim Diane B. Wilsey Zillow Group HEROES - $1K+
Darren Abrahamson Sarita & Silvio Aguilar Fernando Aguilar Cathleen Ahearn Airbnb Amelia & Nicholas Aitken Dharmesh Ajmera Qazi Alam Katharine Albright & Jake Schatz Bonnie & Les Andersen Angel Oak Funds David Applegate Darin Archer Afia Asamoah Diana Nelson & John Atwater Jeffrey Barnhart Victoria & Phil Barret Joann & Robert Basila Stephen Bates Sandra & Glenn Bauer Bayview Senior Services
The Elaine and Vincent Bell Foundation Barbara Bentley Carol Berg Susan Blomberg Blue & Gold Fleet Administration Leah RosenkrantzBluestone & Jeffrey A. Bluestone Sabra & Martin Bohlen Raymond Bradford Teresa Briggs Building Inspectors Association of San Francisco Gretchen & Stephen Burke Lisa Moscaret-Burr & Curtis Burr Erin & Patrick Calihan Barbara Callander Lucy Carrico & Tod Moody Tami & Patrick Cavaney CB2 Builders Phuong Khuu & Curtis Chan Gretchen & Wally Cheng Claudia & David Chittenden Pamela & George Christodoulo Elizabeth & Steve Camahort Adriene & Sam Coffey Community Thrift Store Nancy & Chris Connery Heather & Rob Connolly Christine & Brooks Crawford Lauren B. Dachs Susan & Daniel Daniloff Missy & Artie Del Negro Donate for Charity, Inc. Rebecca & Nick Eaton Martha Ehmann Conte Adam Ellsworth Environmental Resource Solutions, Inc. Mohamed Fahmi Craig Fairfield Thelma Famorca
Katie Fast Tara & Alfonso Felder Stefanie Felser Alison & Seth Ferguson Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Fisher Donta L. Ford Mary Foust Elise & Tully Friedman Alyssa Postlewait & Greg Gable Genentech Inc. Vincent Gonzales Susan Goss Brown Steve Gothelf Mitch Grandstaff Charles Greene Ari Grey Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund Jeannie & Mark Harris Blair Heath Miranda Heller & Mark Salkind Lars Hellerslien Mindy Henderson David Hendrickson Jan Hier-King Heather & Bill Hilliard
Suzanne Hingel Deirdre & Christopher Hockett Jeff Hocking Barbara Hughes Liz Hume & Jay Jacobs Gail Hunter John Hurley Rada Ivanov Pagerie & Bryan Jacobi Lucy & Todd Johns Jordan & Michael Kahn Kaiser Foundation Joshua Karlin-Resnick Barbara & Ron Kaufman Theresa Kim Daniel Kimerling Amy A. King Sloan Klein Adam Klein Cathy Kornblith Suzanne Kounkel Marla Miller & David Kremer Christine & Todd Lachman Emily & Doug Lambert Jane Larrow
Kim Laughton & Steve Maupin Susan & Roger Lazarus Tracy Leeds & Evan Marwell Christopher Legallet Sue Ann Levin Schiff LinkedIn Live Nation Roger Low Kimberly & Matt Macniak J. W. Mailliard Jr. Trust ◆ Jennifer Gosselin & Reed Maltzman Mark Isham Music Joan & Gordon Marks Lynn & Neil McKinnon Ariele Taylor & John McManus Ian Mellin Alan Mendelson Lisa & Stuart Merkadeau Jennifer Millet & Lee A. Smith Tracey & John Millham Jamie Moldafsky & John Snell
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The Woodlawn Foundation
The Woodlawn Foundation, year after year, is a loyal investor. For over two decades, the Foundation has had significant and sustainable impact through its general operating grants that support our proven youth development programs. Especially during the pandemic, the Foundation’s steadfast partnership gave us the flexibility to make decisions on how to best fulfill our mission at any given time. Thank you Woodlawn for trusting in BGCSF!
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Saloni & Arneek Multani Richard Murphy Patty Murphy Ashley Nakamura Ria Nickens Karen & Joseph Niehaus Ronald Noland NVIDIA Sharon & Dennis O’Brien Michael O’Leary Larry Ormsby Samantha Palm Lisa Pantages Jeannette & Scott Paul JaMel & Tom Perkins Nanci & William Perocchi Marie & Kevin Phillips Lauren Pressman Charlotte Haas Prime & Josh Prime Lindsay & Alex Ramsay Samia Rashed Louise & Paul Renne Louisa Ritter Louise Rogers & Roger Miller Venetta & John Rohan
Betsy Friedman & Robert B. Rorick, Jr. Anne Thorson & Peter Ross Karen Roye Doreen & Tom Rylander Randi & Max Saffian Marion Samuelson San Francisco Security Traders Association, Inc. San Francisco Travel David Sanford Rummi & Arun Sarin Ladan & Warren Schlichting Laura & James Schlueter Sheila Schroeder & Jason Phillips Helen & Chuck Schwab Carrie Schwab Pomerantz & Gary Pomerantz Ann Scott Maya Segal Suzanne & Erich Sengelmann Service Station Foundation SF Ballet Allison Caccoma & Alan Shanken Susan & Mark Sherman
Mike Shippey Missy & Yvo Smit Amy & Kevin Sofield SoftBank Investment Advisers Claire Solot & Sinjin Bain Parul & Ash Somani Judy & Manuel Soto Rynn Pressick & Christian Sowul Guillemette & Adam Spiegel Lindsey & Andrew Stein Elisa Stephens Carey Lifschultz & David Stiepleman Lisa & Ron Sturzenegger Success Center San Francisco Ellen Takayama Amy & Alex Tamburro Eric Temple Ellen & Dustin Tillman Emily Tjuanakis & Adeyemi Ajao Spencer G. Tolliver Derrick Touch Lawrence Townsend
Treasure Island Development Authority Victoria Treyger Karen Uretsky Jose Ursua Ryan Utsumi Leon Van Steen Homi Vazifdar Daniel Veatch & Andres Wydler Caitlin Walsh Luanne & Michael Walsh John W. Ward, Jr. Donna Sorenson & Alan Weakland Weatherspoon Charitable Foundation Mary Jane Weaver & Chris da Cunha Rick Welts & Todd Gage Lynn & Peter Wendell Jesse Wiener Amasa P. Willey Trust ◆ Maxine Wilson & Michael Dunn Bobbie Wilson & Trina Schreette Shannon & Dennis Wong
Jennifer Wong Susan & Scott Wyckoff Elizabeth Yeager Kelle Young & Rajan Arvind BEQUEST GIFTS
Estate of Norma Jerry J. W. Mailliard Jr. Trust Amasa P. Wiley Trust IN-KIND DONORS
Aer Designs LLC SF Ballet Jeremy Biggs Diane & Richard Blackman Susan Blomberg Robert Demartini Department of Children, Youth & Their Families Dana & Bob Emery The Fisher Family Nancy & Manuel Floyd Lauren & Jamie Ford Donta L. Ford Giants Enterprises Natalie Kim & Sean Judkins-Boeri
SY M B O L K E Y
James C. and Norma I. Smith Foundation
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The James C. and Norma I. Smith Foundation stepped up when we needed them most. With their support, BGCSF’s program staff pivoted to create virtual programs in March 2020 and continuously adapted to serve youth throughout the rapid changes in the early pandemic days.
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ANNUAL DONORS, CONT’D.
Betsy & William Koefoed, Sr. M. Butterfield-Brown & Associates, Ltd. Majestic Floors, Inc Thomas McKewan Naomi & Michael Neruda NetSuite Non Plus Ultra Julie & Mike Paul PwC John E. Rapp Karen Schneider Sensato Investors Susan & Tom Smegal Matt Szenics Juvy Tongo Katherine & Stephen Van Dusen Wells Fargo Bank GIFTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED IN HONOR OF
Robert Aldape Christina Allen & August Nisell Les Andersen Michael Barnowski Uncle Billy Darren Brady-Harris Marc Calcagno Barbara Callander Paulina Capulin Lili Jo & Tyler Chazen Jane Coté-Cook Liam & Aleksy Crane Dodie & Peter Crawford Alaric deGrafinried & Doran Navarro Debbie Dell Holly Depatie Channing Eayrs Riles Egeland Bob Emery Blair Evans Excelsior Clubhouse John Fisher Sam Fisher Raphie & John Fisher Talia Flanagan Julie & Greg Flynn Nate Ford Rocky Fried Clarence Gauthreaux Juliette Goldman Christopher Gruzas Molly Hale Audrey & Lily Harris
Kevin Hawthorne Dave Hayashida Sean Hyatt Robert Leingang Cyrus McCabe Jordan McCarthy Sabrina McFarland Zoe Meicler Claudia Moutray & Jonathan Riley Michael Neruda Harry Northup Ellen Parsons Mikee Paugh Erika Riepe Alex Saavedra Jennifer Snyder Dave Strasburg Rajiv Suresh Daryl Tagle Nathan Tong Brenda Vingiello Denise Wang-Kline & Rob Kline Kay Weber GIFTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED IN MEMORY OF
Michael Barnowski Harry Brown Mary Ellen Burke John Crutcher Joe Dougherty Don Fisher George Floyd Jack Hoffman George Jenkins Norma Jerry Haim Karchemskiy Arthur Katchman Riya Krishnan Nancy McPhee Bernard Phillips Clark R. Smith Michael Sorem Bernard Tyson Leroy Westphal Ceide Zapparoni
SPECIAL INITIATIVES FUND DONORS
Lucinda Lee Katz
Jennifer Millet & Lee Smith
LaVonne A. Arata Revocable Trust Emily Pearl & Chad Arkoff Jamie & Will Bartlett Celeste & Michael Bobroff Sabra & Martin Bohlen Boys & Girls Clubs of America Sapna & Brandon Boze
Arnold A. McClellan Amy & Drew McKnight Thayer & Philip Meicler Stephanie & Bill Mellin
Jamie Moldafsky & John Snell Meridee Moore & Kevin King Naomi & Michael Neruda Julie & Brian O’Melveny Angela Nomellini & Ken Olivier Panda Restaurant Group, Inc
Barbee & Bruce Callander
Cameron Phleger & Michael Horwitz
Lucy Carrico & Tod Moody
Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock
Dan & Stacey Case Family Foundation
The Roeder Family
Phuong Khuu & Curtis Chan Catherine & Christopher Clifford
Karen Roye Shipley & Anthony Salewski Helen & Chuck Schwab
Cohen Family Fund
Jennifer & Don Shaver
Suzy & David Cumming
Silver Giving Foundation
Cathy & Sandy Dean
Missy & Yvo Smit
Lauren & Matthew Dillard
Laura & Greg Spivy
Holly & John Dissmeyer
Elizabeth & Andrew Spokes
Dana & Bob Emery
Julie & Greg Flynn
Jennifer Steinmann & Alexei Yaroshenko
Lauren & Jamie Ford Ali & Rocky Fried The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
Wendy & Greg Suhr Amy & Alex Tamburro TEF Design
The William G. Irwin Charity Foundation
The Fisher Family
Estate of Norma Jerry
Brenda & Andrew Vingiello
Neha Jogani Narang & Sameer Narang
Susan & David Tunnell
Irvenia Waters & Jose Allen
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RECOGNIZING LOYAL SUPPORTERS LEGACY SOCIETY : The Legacy Society honors those who have included BGCSF in their estate plans or who have made other planned gifts. Fernando Aguilar Bonnie & Les Andersen Shirley & Ronald ■ Anderson Roulhac & Thomas Austin Sejal Patel & Sanjay Banker Jamie & Will Bartlett Lurline & John Bickel Jennifer Buttimer & Nicholas Scharf
Barbara & John ■ Callander Elizabeth & Clark Callander Barbee & Bruce Callander Lucy Carrico & Tod Moody Laura J. Chinlund ■ Catherine & Christopher Clifford Adriene & Samuel Coffey Heather & Rob Connolly
Dodie & Peter Crawford Suzy & David Cumming Holly & John Dissmeyer Amanda Duckworth & Awie Smit Dana & Bob Emery Julie & Greg Flynn Lauren & Jamie Ford Ali & Rocky Fried
Deirdre & Christopher Hockett Lynda Hutton Kris Johnson & Joseph Lerer Ari Lurie Amy & Drew McKnight Stephanie & Bill Mellin Naomi & Michael Neruda
Cameron Phleger & Michael Horwitz Louise & Paul Renne Joan & Robert Rorick ■ Jennifer & Don Shaver Leroy Sims Diana & Steve Strandberg Brenda & Andrew Vingiello
“We saw a vibrant community with dedicated staff who mentor, coach, tutor, counsel, and guide youth. Staff develop relationships that change kids’ lives. It’s not just homework help or an art program; it’s like a second family. That was so compelling to us,” remembers Julie. “The scope and reach of the services BGCSF provides to San Francisco youth is unrivaled. It really is best in class,” adds Greg.
Julie and Greg Flynn chose to focus their philanthropy on educational causes and services that support marginalized children and families. So, for Julie and Greg, the decision to make a significant unrestricted planned gift to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) was easy.
Julie acknowledges that there are many good organizations that serve kids and several were worthy of their consideration. However, for the Flynns, the stability and track record of BGCSF was a major factor in helping them make their choice. As a member of the Board of Governors and Trustees for seven years, Julie is intimately familiar with BGCSF’s operational and financial management. “It’s extremely well-run, with a 130-year history of outstanding services. We made our bequest unrestricted to enable future management to direct our gift toward the most meaningful projects at the time,” says Julie.
The couple, who reside in San Francisco, became involved with BGCSF after touring the Columbia Park Clubhouse and witnessing first-hand kids of all ages thriving.
We are grateful to the Flynns and honored by their decision to leave a legacy gift to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco.
DONOR SPOTLIGHT: JULIE & GREG FLYNN
VISIONARY CIRCLE: The Visionary Circle recognizes individual, corporate, and foundation supporters who have made a transformational impact through their generosity. By making cumulative contributions of $1 million or more over the years, these donors have been invaluable partners in our work. S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation Sapna & Brandon Boze Frank A. Campini Foundation S.H. Cowell Foundation Cathy & Sandy Dean Dana & Bob Emery
The Fisher Family Ali & Rocky Fried Gap Foundation The David B. Gold Foundation Richard & Rhoda Goldman Fund The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
The Guardsmen Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund Karp Irrevocable 1997 Trust Koret Foundation Stephanie & Bill Mellin Meridee Moore & Kevin King
If you would like to discuss leaving your own legacy to BGCSF, please contact Denise Wang-Kline, Vice President of Development. at 415-445-5480
Angela Nomellini & Ken Olivier Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Rose O’Shaughnessy Rosenberg Saint Francis Foundation Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation
Silver Giving Foundation Staci & R. James Slaughter Elizabeth & Andrew Spokes Dan Springer Kat Taylor & Tom Steyer Diana & Steve Strandberg Laurie & Jeff Ubben
SY M B O L K E Y
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2019-2020 FINANCIAL REVIEW REVENUE CONTRIBUTION REVENUE Individuals Government Corporation Foundation Bequests
3,921,454 5,621,890 1,335,178 1,811,552 6,778
Total Contributed Revenue
INTERNAL FUNDING Endowment Draw Internal Restricted Funds
Total Internal Funding
EARNED INCOME Program Other
Total Earned Income
10% 10% 80%
E XP E N S E S Program
General & Administrative
BGCSF has committed to reinvest this budget surplus in mental health and education services for Club members, as we move past the pandemic and work through the multi-year COVID recovery.
BOARD OF GOVERNORS & TRUSTEES BOARD CHAIR
Stephanie Mellin PRESIDENT
Rob Connolly BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Fernando Aguilar Chad Arkoff Ann Arora Sanjay Banker Will Bartlett Mick Bobroff Marty Bohlen Brandon Boze * Derick Brown Bruce Callander Clark Callander Lucy Carrico Curtis Chan Nate Chang Heather Childs Chris Clifford Rob Connolly Peter Crawford David Cumming Holly Depatie Matt Dillard John Dissmeyer Bob Emery Julie Flynn Jamie Ford Rocky Fried Gary Guittard Melinda Haag Phil Halperin Gail Hunter Neha Jogani Narang Lucinda Lee Katz Meg Krehbiel Arnie McClellan Drew McKnight Thayer Meicler Stephanie Mellin
Matt Miller Jen Millet Jamie Moldafsky Michael Neruda Brian O’Melveny Ellen Parsons Cameron Phleger Eric Prosnitz Chris Roeder Karen Roye Robert Schiff Bill Scott Don Shaver Jennifer Steinmann David Strasburg Greg Suhr Amy Tamburro Doug Tom Greg Varni, Guardsmen Pres. Brenda Vingiello Irvenia Waters
NE XTGEN LE ADERSHIP COUNCIL STEERING COMMIT TEE CO - CHAIRS
Dennis Mahoney Kristen Stotts COMMIT TEE MEMBERS
Maria Bolin Laura Del Beccaro Nicole Guido-Estrada Anna Hetzner Gaelan Kerr-Koppel Vijay Krishnan Kim Macniak Dennis Mahoney Rahul Misra Kristen Nelson Danielle Sercu Kristen Stotts Sugu Venkatachalam
* Incoming Board Chair, Term Began 10/1/2020
Mitch Cohen TRUSTEES
Larry Baer Stacey Case Mitch Cohen Michael Depatie Bob Emery Bob Fisher Julie Flynn Rocky Fried Phil Halperin Stephanie Mellin Meridee Moore Ken Olivier Rose O’Shaughnessy Rosenberg Jamie Slaughter Robert Smith
COMMUNITIES WE SERVE 1 Gateway High School Club
6 Mission Clubhouse
11 BGCSF Beacon at Carver Elementary School
2 Gateway Middle School Club
7 San Francisco Community School Club
12 Willie Mays Clubhouse
3 Don Fisher Clubhouse
8 Excelsior Clubhouse
13 Camp Mendocino
4 Tenderloin Clubhouse
9 Sunnydale Clubhouse
5 Columbia Park Clubhouse
10 Visitacion Valley Clubhouse
Areas of poverty in San Francisco
SOUTH OF MARKET
TENDERLOIN SAN FRANCISCO BAY
GOLDEN GATE PARK
NORTH BEACH TELEGRAPH HILL
GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
NOE VALLEY PARKSIDE
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco John N. Callander Administrative Office 380 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 www.kidsclub.org