2021 - 2022 Annual Report

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Changing Lives Two at a Time

2021 – 2022 ANNUAL REPORT

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR To say it has been an exciting three years since I joined Mary’s Path doesn’t begin to express the breadth of what I have felt, and the scope of what we have been able to accomplish. This annual report reflects the progress from 2021 throughout 2022, and 2023 is proving to be another year of incredible changes. Mary’s Path has gone through a transformation that has allowed us to improve and deepen the impact we make with our clients and in the community. The tremendous growth in our annual budget, which is now approaching $5 million, has allowed us to create a fully operational residential and mental health treatment facility to support our teen moms and their babies. Aiding this growth is a new annual fund development plan. Following the age-old camp song, “Make new friends, and keep the old, one is silver and the other gold,” we are on a path to recruit and retain friends of Mary’s Path. We are grateful that our foundation giving has continued to grow. We are in the final stages of our comprehensive strategic planning process, with a goal to complete a 2023-2026 strategic roadmap by fall 2023. With a complete team of more than 14 clinical staff and over 35 direct care staff, Mary’s Path provides trauma-informed, healing-centered therapeutic counseling and mental health services for our teen moms in individual as well as group settings. Our full complement of therapies includes a continued partnership with Seneca Family of Agencies in providing highly successful Guided Animal Intervention Therapy (a customized equine therapy program) and a host of alternative therapies such as art, poetry, yoga, as well as everyday life skills like learning how to ride the bus and set a household budget. The sad truth is that our work will not be complete any time soon. In fact, our need continues to grow. Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) is spreading throughout the Southern California region at epidemic rates. Orange County law enforcement says it is the number one crime plaguing the County. In fact, the FBI reports that our neighboring L.A. County is one of the top 13 “hot spots” for sex trafficking in the United States. That activity spills right into Orange County. Almost all (90%) of the teen moms at Mary’s Path are CSEC survivors. Until the fight is won, we continue to help the victims of the crime and their innocent babies. We are committed to our purpose of changing lives two at a time, ensuring that vulnerable teen girls and their babies are provided safe housing where they can heal and obtain the resources and tools they need for lives of hope, dignity, and self-sufficiency. Sincerely,

Jill Dominguez, Executive Director/President

MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD CHAIR I have been honored to serve as the Mary’s Path Board Chair this year. I am deeply connected to our purpose to change lives two at a time. Mary’s Path continues to advance as we aim toward our very clear vision – help young mothers, still children themselves, who have experienced multiple forms of trauma, including commercial sexual exploitation, succeed as nurturing parents and valuescentered thriving members of their communities. As one of only four facilities in the state of California that offers services and resources to teen mothers in foster care who have chosen to create a family, I take immense pride in the dedication of our staff and volunteers, and the impact Mary’s Path has made in the futures of these young families. Just this year, four girls have earned high school diplomas, including one straight-A student! Seven healthy babies were born and have been showered with love and nurturing that new mothers often did not experience when they were babies. Being a young mother, while in school, and in some cases balancing a job, is immensely challenging and the resources offered by Mary’s Path are helping to alleviate the pressures, while preparing our young residents for a future they may not have dreamed was possible. At Mary’s Path, every teen mom is provided onsite quality child care, and it is through this support, our residents can further their education, sustain part-time jobs, and receive professional counseling to work toward healing from the complex and multiple forms of trauma they have experienced prior to coming to Mary’s Path. While our young residents’ days are filled with school, work, and parental development, we do balance that with the fun things that most teenagers have the privilege of enjoying. For example, in 2022 we were able to treat high school graduates at Mary’s Path to a decades-old local tradition: Grad Night at Disneyland! It is a welcomed and memorable event that our young residents thoroughly enjoyed. In 2022, Mary’s Path built and launched the Mary’s Path Advisory Council, led by long-time friends and donors, Patrick and Mary Dirk. Along with the Dirks, we are also fortunate to welcome Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes and Newport Beach Chief of Police (retired) Jon Lewis, Carole Geronsin, and Jolynn and Pat Mahoney to the Advisory Council. In addition to advising Mary’s Path to engage new donors and allied partners, the Advisory Council also plays an important role in strengthening relationships with local law enforcement agencies and advising on policy issues impacting our residents. I am optimistic about the ongoing growth and advancement of Mary’s Path and the future of the two lives and families we are helping to thrive. Thank you so much for your ongoing support for the Mary’s Path community. With Gratitude,

Kate McKinley, Chair, Board of Directors

Mary’s Path mission statement reads: “We believe that every life is a gift from God. Mary’s Path empowers and equips vulnerable teen girls and their babies for lives of hope, dignity, and self-sufficiency.” This mission acknowledges the origins of Mary’s Path as a faith-based initiative and its evolution to a premiere social service agency that provides support to pregnant and parenting teens regardless of their religious beliefs. Mary’s Path’s overarching goal is to ensure that these young moms are equipped with the skills and resources that they need to successfully transition to independent living as healthy, happy, and productive members of their communities.

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2022 ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents Investments Accounts receivable, net Prepaid and other expenses

$1,362,907 $707,668 $779,886 $9,762

Total current assets


NONCURRENT ASSETS Restricted investments, endowment Property and equipment

$354,346 $490,253

Total noncurrent assets


Prepaid and other expenses Total assets

$9,762 $3,704,822

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS CURRENT LIABILITIES Accounts payable Accrued compensation and paid time off

$63,660 $123,207

Total current liabilities


NET ASSETS Without donor restrictions, undesignated Without donor restrictions, designated With donor restrictionss

$3,163,609 $266,672 $87,674

Total net assets


Total liabilities and net assets



Without With Donor Donor Restrictions Restrictions





Government reimbursements



County mental health program reimbursements



Contributions, private funding




Investment loss






Subtotal revenues and other support, net



Net assets released from restrictions



Total revenues and other support



$10,367 $4,604,827


EXPENSES Program services



Total program



Management and general



Fundraising expenses



Total support services



Total expenses




Change in net assets




Net Assets, Beginning




Net Assets, Ending




Support services:



Contributions and Grants


Government Contracts

Does not include investment and other smaller sources of income that comprise less than 1% of total revenues.


2.97% Fundraising


Programs and Services


Management and General

ACCOMPLISHMENTS During the 2021-2022 fiscal year, Mary’s Path safely housed 25 teen moms and 20 babies with an average stay of 12.5 months.

Provided more than

4,500 hours of mental health services. 25 teen moms

were enrolled in school, connected to medical and dental services, and completed parenting and life skills classes.

20+ hours

of high-quality child care provided to each teen mom every week.

Welcomed seven

healthy babies.

Completed infrastructure improvements, including expanded office space, new IT system to improve security and HIPAA compliance, and enhanced telehealth capacity.


the size of the mental health staff to directly provide therapeutic services. Celebrated four teen moms who

graduated from high school. 13 teen moms

transitioned into independent living and engaged in After-Care services.

LEGACY SPOTLIGHT: PATRICK AND MARY DIRK Patrick and Mary Dirk, originally from North Dakota and high school sweethearts, have carved a remarkable journey of philanthropy and community involvement. Their story takes them from North Dakota to Minnesota, where Patrick pursued his master’s degree, and in 1982, they founded The Troy Group, marking the beginning of their successful business ventures. After spending 19 years in Minnesota, the Dirks seized a business opportunity that led them to Orange County, California, expanding their operations across multiple states and even venturing into olive farming in Paso Robles. Despite their thriving professional lives, the Dirks hold family as their foremost priority, with four children, 14 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren who all reflect the values of community and philanthropy learned from their parents. Patrick and Marys’ philanthropic journey took a meaningful turn when their daughter, Lorrie Dirk Brown, became a board member at Mary’s Path. In 2022, the Dirks led the creation of the Advisory Council, recruiting leaders in philanthropy, business, and law enforcement to join the Mary’s Path team in an advisory capacity. In addition to directly advising Mary’s Path, the Advisory Council attracts important resources to support Mary’s Path’s mission, including cultivating major charitable gifts and facilitating connections in real estate and business development. Additionally, Advisory Council members are community ambassadors who are building solid relationships with professional organizations, faith-based organizations, and law enforcement agencies throughout Orange County. The Dirks have been integral in Mary’s Path evolution from a founding board’s dream into a vibrant organization that provides critical support to teen moms and babies facing challenging circumstances. The Dirks’ hope for Mary’s Path is unwavering - they envision a future where the organization continues to assist those transitioning out of the foster care system as long as a need exists. As Executive Director and President Jill Dominguez often remarks, “Once you are part of the Mary’s Path family, you remain so for life.” Patrick encapsulates this commitment when he states, “We want to be a part of these girls’ family support for as long as they need us.” Patrick and Mary Dirk’s journey from North Dakota to California may have been driven by professional pursuits, but their hearts and spirits have been deeply rooted in giving back to the community. Over the years, Patrick and Mary and their family members have given close to $800,000 to Mary’s Path as well as hundreds of volunteer hours in support of its mission and purpose. Through their generosity and selfless involvement, they have made a lasting impact on the lives of teen moms and babies in need, embodying the true essence of philanthropy and the enduring power of family values.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR DONORS AND SUPPORTERS $50,000 + Helice and Wayne Subcasky $10,000-$49,999 Anonymous Healthcare Foundation for Orange County George Hoag Family Foundation Hoag Community Benefit Fund Maureen and Greg Kirkorowicz Jane and Nicolas Kleha Marilyn and Richard Nicholson Margaret Oser Fund Pennies from Heaven Sierra Health Foundation $5,000-$9,999 Monique and James Chronley Katharina and Frank Coughlin In-N-Out Burger Foundation Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Johnson & Johnson Foundation Valerie and Robert Kurtz Greg Menke Orange County Community Foundation The Vincent and Shannon Pozzuoli Charitable Fund Daniel Raney Trinity Presbyterian Church Trinity United Presbyterian Church $2,500-$4,999 Anonymous Mary K. Bartrom Joan and Richard Basile The Benevity Community Impact Fund Jackie and Paul Brady Cardenas Group Consulting Alyce Handal Kay and Wyn Holmes Holy Spirit Catholic Church Joan Hosek Michael and Lucy Joerger

Keil and Tom Linn Ayumi and Pedro Miraz Sue Mitchell Alexznder Montano Fauna and Bill Randolph Sheryl Van Ruiten $1,000-$2,499 Banc of California Elizabeth and Terrance Barry The Blackbaud Giving Fund Patrick S. Bole Jane and Paul Bunkers Anastacio Cabral Priscilla Carroll Nancy Celio Jerrold Clarke Mindy Curtis Tina and Michael Cushing Joe Fague Janet and George Fague Mary Galyon Laurie Haack Eleanor and Edward Haske Julie Hirz Kristine and Mark Howlett Julie and Mike Huber Richard Joseph Becky and Dan Juliano Kim and John Keelin Knights of Columbus Council #4922 Knights of Columbus Council #6020 Knights of Columbus Council #6332 Knights of Columbus Council #7519 Knights of Columbus Council #9195 Knights of Columbus Council #9487 Knights of Columbus Council #9594 Knights of Columbus Council #12451 Richard Ley Kate McKinley Teresa and Pat Menke Kathryn and Richard Merdian Barbara Nelson

Gina Olsen Mary-Ellen O’Neill Patrick Prendiville Presbyterian Church of the Master Terri Prisco Renee and T. Peter Raith Yvonne and Michael Rochester Samantha Rogers Thomas Rustemeyer San Antonio de Padua del Canon Church R. J. Serra Teresa and Joseph Shockey Brennan Smith Soroptimist International of Laguna Beach Rozmarie and Arthur Strauss Deborah and Jeff Strunk St. Bonaventure Catholic Church St. Irenaeus Catholic Church St. Kilian Catholic Church Sts. Simon & Jude Church/School St. Timothy Catholic Church Catherine Trust James Vitz Richard Weiland West Floral Park Neighborhood Association Patricia and Robert Williams $500-$999 Sylvia and Charles Agozino Vince Bauerlein Amy and Tom Caves Jaclyn and Sean Connolly William Culhane Valerie and Richard Elliott Christine and Matthew Essex Expert Effect Miki and John Ford Wendy Friedman The Steve and Shai Fuhrman Family Charitable Gift Fund Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Insurance Brokers of CA., Inc. Yolanda and Dan Hoefflin Kappa Nu Chapter Knights of Columbus Council #3926

Meghan and Tony Macias Dennis C. Miller Associates Inc. Kathleen and Daniel Mitchell Karen and Rick Purpura Rita and Gerry Rewers Masheed Saidi Veloce Santiago Bicycle Club Karen and Paul Seckendorf Terry Sherry Sigma Phi International Chi Providence St. John the Baptist Catholic School Mary Jane and Ronald Therrien Adeline and Luciano Trujillo Jade Turney Father Urell Lori Varisco Mary Jo and Roberto Kathleen Wetzel Curt Whitehead Kathie and Dan Wickham Douglas Wong $250 - $499 Gunawan Ali-Santosa Priscilla Bintoro Carol Bradley Angela and George Brazeal Sherri and Marion Butterfield Anthony Camaioni Catholic Daughters of America Court Blessed Sacrament #2024 B.J. Chandler Susan and Fred Dow Kathy and Bob Erbacher Audrey and Tim Fate Norm Fricker Donald Gehling Knights of Columbus #3750 Helena and Mark Krikorian Ladies of the Knights of Columbus Robert Loftus Susan and David Lokietz Liza and Todd Main Maryanne McMillan Sherian and Daniel Mejia Clete Menke

Kevin Menke KrisAnn Miller Lauren Miller Miller Omicron Alpha Chapter Keon Young Park Kitty Siino Pearline and Benjamin Smith Diane Summers Jessica Therrien Marta Tirado Beverly and Dan Truzzolino Louise and Anthony Van Coutren Water From the Rock

Sharon and Andrew Reardon Santa Clara de Asis, Knights of Columbus Council #13311 Suzanne Sellars Mary Ann and Gary Sims Peggy Smith Jean and Herb Soto Mary and Terry Strouse Barbara and Joe Sullivan Pauline and Douglas Thiessen Pamela Walter Joe Witt Alfredo Zarate

$101-$249 David Atkins Siobhan and Peter Badzey Monica and Patrick Bartolic Adam Beneschan Pearl Breen Alicia Cafferty Alexandra Celano Roberta and Mike Chapman Ann and Pierre Charles-Alerini Libby Coker Janet and John Fiedler Brad and Beth Fischer Laurie and David Flaherty Laura Garcia Sharon and Thomas Gass Gwen Ginocchio Green Thumb Nurseries Linda and Andrew Hardy Marion Hetherington Helen Jensen Darlene and Kenneth Jones Rise Kosewick Ladies Auxillary, Knights of Columbus Council #6020 MJ and John MacKinnon Sharon and William Moore Jason Morash Judith and Robert Morgan Sue and Rick Morton Pope Paul I Council Knights of Columbus Bruce Radi

Up to $100 Diana and Samuel Adams Pat and John Ahern Edna and Julio Aljure Yolanda Alvarez Saraih Anaya Suzanne and Jeff Anderson Alva Armendaria Kathleen Arroyo Assistance League of Tustin Karen and Dave Baccitich Mary and Thomas Baine Kim and Bill Beam Francisco Bejar Lou Bellanca Bellanca Tony Bertoglio Fatima Bialon Carlota and Armando Black Esther and George Blanc Margaret and Paul Bonello Patty and John Boston Janice Bull-Lindsey Kathryn and Robert Campbell Helen Case Judy and William Cassidy Kerry Ann Caswell Hoa and Victoria Christiansen Greg Ciaglo Beverly and Bob Cielnicky Connie Clancy Charlie Cochrane Jeannie and Dave Coleman

Suzanne and Tom Collins Helga Coover Nathan, Lindsay, and Troy Covey Claire Cummings Laura Curran Janet and Ron De Fusco Ann Dechairo Marino Margaret and David Delmastro Jill Dominguez John F. Donahue Laurie Dowling Ray Dunne Brian Dvorak Merrilea and Joe East Ella Fahs Janet and David Fauls Janet Fell Amy Fisk K. Florance Rond Frankiewicz Marilyn and Dennis Frayne Maritza and Jose Ganddini Tom Garnett Donna Gerrick Kim Golden Diane Griffiths Lucille Guido Kathleen Hall Carla and Jack Harding Shari Heydorn Margaret and James Hirsen John Holland Anne Hyatt Melissa and John Jacobson Richard Jarrett Cherylene and Bill Jordan Angela Kim Alison and John Konop Kelly and Robert Kroeger Desinse Lajoie Dorothy and Ray Lancy Bonnie Layman Karen Lee-Thorp Barbara and Frank Legas Maryanne and Arthur Leupold John Lott

Christopher, Kareen, and Alissa Lund Elizabeth Lusk Barbara and August Maggio Marci Maietta Weinberg Ester and MacKinley Malapas Beverly and Bill Marsh Leanne Martin Geoff Massa Michael McGranahan Susan McKenzie Meredith McMackin Glenda and Judd Mercado Karen and Robert Miller Liz and Dave Mojica Alice and Nancy Mouser Christina and Todd Mudd Julianne and Timothy Murphy Fran and Deacon Stan Necikowki Tracey and Phong Nguyen Kathy Nichols Mary and John Ohanian Hasti and Ben Oliashirazi Kyle and Frank Padilla Henry Palermo Tiffany and David Peek Maureen and Doug Peel Jim Pepping Michael Piazzola Nadene Pickford Anita and Pablo Prietto Maureen and Roger Purdy Mary and Daniel Purpura Suzee Ramirez Red Hill Lutheran Church Paula and Mark Reinsvold Brenda and Walt Rivera Joan and Joe Rivero Phyllis and Webb Ross Yazmin Sandoval Danette and Steve Schaeper Linda and Gerald Schnabl Gary Schoenbachler Joe Schulte Linda and Carl Schwab Shahla Shalizi Erica and Jerry Sheehy

Lupe Silva Mary and Joseph Silvey Wendy Sinderhoff Lee Siow Rebecca Smith Teresa and William Smith Carl Smith Grace Tamulis Joan and Howard Thompson Bernice and Andrew Tomko Sandy Tovey Jeanne Tsighis Jodi Twomey Thuy and David Vellanoweth Gayle and Jerry Verst Shawn and Keri Walden West-Tech Materials, Inc. Patti and Greg Wieckert Jim Wilhelm Deborah Wilson Pat Wong Mary and Kevin Zeigler In-Kind Donations Amy and Tom Caves Nathan, Lindsay, and Troy Covey Sandy Croslow Cut Ups of Tustin Senior Center Trish Del Linda Deogny Liz Garcia Kate Hileman Holy Sprit Catholic Church Jeffree Start Cosmetics Rick Kisow Ladies Auxillary, Knights of Columbus Council #6020 Marconi Automotive Museum Marilyn Novak Our Lady of Peace Korean Catholic Community Laurie Peterson Procuru Plumbing & Electrical Supply Kitty Siino Wendy Sinderhoff St. Juliana’s Falconieri Catholic School

7th Grade Class St. Timothy Parish Sts. Simon & Jude Church/School Beck Stabel Ron Stevens Darlene Stice Cheryl Torres Trinity United Presbyterian Church Denise Vandal Shawn Walden Curt Whitehead Andrea Young Donations and Contribution July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022



Jill Dominguez, President Executive Director Mary’s Path

Don Barnes Orange County Sheriff

Kate McKinley, Chair Board Director, Investment Chair Maxwell Biosciences Lorrie Brown, Secretary Business Partner Troy Group, Inc. Elizabeth Garcia, Treasurer Finance Consultant Real Estate Agent Laura Araluce VP, Relationship Manager First Pacific Bank Frances Hernandez Partner Sheppard Mullin Monica M. Youssef Senior Corporate Associate Sheppard Mullin

Patrick and Mary Dirk Dirk Family Carole Geronsin The Geronsins Real Estate Group Jon Lewis Chief of Police (Retired) Newport Beach Jolynn and Pat Mahoney West Coast Arborists, Inc.

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