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2012 Annual Report Executive Director’s Message What a spectacular year we had in 2012! We started by announcing a partnership with KHS America, one of the largest manufacturers of musical instruments in the world! By April we had completely replaced our entire inventory of instruments with Jupiter brass, Majestic percussion, and Mapex drums – instruments that made a marked change to the sound of our drum corps. While a $10,000 funding gap remains, we raised $120,000 in 15 months by selling off our old instruments and securing major gifts. Then came a truly remarkable summer season, where our Drum and Bugle Corps picked up new fans from across the nation with a show that appealed to so many of them. Facebook messages and emails came to us from around the country, and our own Southern California fans were right there to support us. We even inspired a larger pool of 2013 hopefuls with a 28% increase in attendance at our December camps. We did experience some financial challenges this year with our first-ever decrease in net assets, the net worth of our organization; however, our dedicated Board of Directors has analyzed those results and developed a plan to address those challenges moving forward. As we celebrate our 20th Anniversary in 2013, I am reminded of all the individuals who have helped make us who we are today. More than 1,200 students have performed with Pacific Crest; and hundreds of instructors and support staff, many of them volunteers, have helped transform the lives of these young people. I thank all of them for their commitment to Pacific Crest and express gratitude to the nearly 300 donors who commit their treasure to support our programs.

Katie Fundora Valencia, CA Color Guard 2011, 2012

Drum Corps Builds Its Fan Base Throughout the Country Under the leadership of Program Coordinator Mark Gunderson and Corps Manager David Pham, Pacific Crest enjoyed its most successful season ever. In Summer 2012, the corps performed in 23 shows and toured through ten states. They ended the season in 16th place at the Drum Corps International World Championships, held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was the corps’ highest finish at World Championships. We engaged spectators from around the country with our show entitled The Spectrum and made new fans along the way. A number of them shared their thoughts via Facebook:

Marching Pacific Crest taught me what it was like to really struggle with the show and to meet that challenge head-on. Hannah Brown Huntington Beach, CA Trumpet, 2012 The best thing that Pacific Crest has done is inspire me to never settle for anything less than personal excellence.

Loved your show last Thursday night in Round Rock, Texas! July 22, 2012 – Round Rock, TX

Jake Roberts Columbia, MO Front Ensemble, 2012

I enjoyed the show last night in Erie, PA. You’ve gained another fan! August 1, 2012 – Erie, PA

After a summer of the emotional and physical demands of drum corps, I found myself driven to do things with a purpose.

You all ROCKED tiger stadium tonight! August 6, 2012 – Canton, OH Chart: Enrollment at December Camps and Auditions

Scan this to see the drum lines from Pacific Crest and Blue Stars “spar” before the DCI Indy Parade.

We even inspired a larger pool of 2013 hopefuls with a 28% increase in attendance at our December camps.

Rose Bowl audience being entertained by Pacific Crest on the 4th of July.

Drum Corps Replaces Entire Inventory of Musical Instruments In January 2012, Pacific Crest announced a partnership with KHS America, in Nashville, Tennessee. Beginning with the 2012 DCI season, our drum corps has been performing exclusively on Jupiter Quantum Marching Brass, Majestic Field Percussion, and Mapex Quantum Marching Drums. “KHS America is pleased to have its marching line associated with such a topflight organization in Pacific Crest,” said Tabor Stamper, President of KHS America. “We look forward to working with them throughout the DCI season, and beyond.” To replace all of our musical instruments, we embarked on a capital campaign in November 2011, beginning with a lead gift of $25,000 from a single donor. The organization’s tradition of financial sustainability was matched by its tradition of donor support, resulting in $120,000 raised to fund the new instrument purchase. There is still a funding gap of $10,000 to complete the purchase. We hope to close this gap by June 1, 2013. For more information about how you can help, please email Stuart Pompel at Partnering with one of the largest instrument manufacturers in the world has helped Pacific Crest gain visibility in the music industry, and we look forward to future opportunities this will provide.


The number of youth who have performed with Pacific Crest since 1993. Walnut Valley Rotary President, Peter Pirritano, presents a check to Stuart Pompel, Pacific Crest’s Executive Director. The grant will be used to help close the $10,000 funding gap to complete the purchase of new musical instruments.

Amy Clayton 2012 Inductee into the George Perry Volunteer Hall of Fame Amy Clayton was inducted into the George Perry Volunteer Hall of Fame at the 2012 Awards Luncheon. Born in Newport Beach, Amy grew up in a military family and lived in countries around the world, including three years in Egypt when her father was with the U.S. Embassy. Amy earned a BS in Geography at UC Riverside and continued on to earn her Teaching Credential and MA in Amy and Dennis Clayton Curriculum and Instruction. She has been teaching elementary school for 25 years in Riverside. Amy is married to Dennis, another active Pacific Crest volunteer; and their youngest son, William, performed in our color guard in 2010 and 2011. As Uniform Manager, Amy manages the uniform inventory and coordinates the fitting and altering of the uniforms each year. She’s always ready to jump in and help with other projects, including sewing, cooking, and selling merchandise. “I love being around the performers who are working so hard to follow their dreams, to pursue their passion. It’s exciting to watch the show develop and I’m really thankful to be able to contribute a bit to it. And, I figure, that if I work half as hard as I see the marching members working, then I am doing pretty well.”

Alumni Come Together to Support Members A year prior to his election to the Pacific Crest Board of Directors, Howard Hsu (1994, 1996 – 1999) was already at work establishing the Pacific Crest Alumni Association. Since then, dozens of alumni have reconnected with the corps, participating in social events and programming to support our members. The Alumni Association funds the Peggy Haggin Scholarship, named for the long-time supporter and volunteer who passed away in 2010. Many alumni participate in AdoptAn-Ageout, mentoring age-outs and sending them care packages on tour. You’ll also see them staffing the VIP Booth at Corps at the Crest Walnut, where they thank music educators and donors for their support. The most exciting project to date has been RunPC a 5K/1K race event that raised $1,500 in its first year! Thanks to the Alumni Association, our alumni are reconnecting with each other and Pacific Crest and are providing needed support to our members at the same time. Scan this code to see how our alumni support our members.

Sustaining Leaders Use Monthly Giving to Lighten the Load We are grateful to the donors listed below who were members of our Sustaining Leaders Circle in 2012. By restructuring their support to a monthly gift – automatically deducted from their checking account – they have lessened the burden of making an annual gift in one lump sum. How does this help Pacific Crest? Monthly gifts provide us income yearround, which is especially helpful during our off-season. Moreover, modest monthly giving allows donors to give much more over a year than they might be able to do otherwise. For example, a number of our donors who gave $25 per year are now giving $10 per month. That’s a total annual gift of $120 with little impact to their monthly budget! Plus at that level, they now qualify for premiums like free tickets to Corps at the Crest. 2012 Sustaining Leaders Circle Anthony Fritz Kathryn Gunderson Stephan and Teresa Hamilton Russell Helmstedter Phil and Rachel Hofman Paul and Cynthia Idell Joan Irvine Jane Jonkhoff Kyle Kveton Matthew Lackey Adora and Josh Lee Debbie Milligan Greg and Maria Morton Stuart Pompel and Ann Luecha Rufino Ramirez and Ana Michel Dennis and Judith Shannon Gerry VanBooven

Board of Directors Address Challenging Financial Results


The % of members who would recommend Pacific Crest to a friend.

Fiscal Year 2012 ended with a $49,488 decrease to Pacific Crest’s net assets (the net worth of the organization). Of the decrease, $13,564 was due to unanticipated major repairs to our vehicles, a spike in airline fares, and fundraising shortfalls. To address this challenge, the Board adopted a 2013 budget with more achievable revenue targets and more realistic expenditures. It is anticipated that this will enable the organization to deliver on its mission while ensuring sustainability. The remaining $35,924 was a one-time write-down of the value of our old instrument inventory – the difference between the value of our old musical instruments and what we earned from the sell-off of the entire inventory.

2012 Summary of Financial Data Beginning of Year Net Assets

Board of Directors and Administrative Staff – 2012 Board Officers George Perry - President Howard Hsu - Vice President Betty Yoder - Treasurer Debby O’Connor, EA - Secretary Leianna Utick - Secretary Jamie Fox – Historian Board Members Troy Botello Ron Clark Don Gunderson Phil Mortensen Wayne Nelson Orien J. Pagan, EA Steven Schell George Steele

Revenue Expenditures Excess of Revenue over Expenditures Extraordinary Expense End of Year Net Assets

Sources of Revenue







719,892 693,361

744,461 758,025

24,569 64,664









Expenditure Categories

Administrative Staff Stuart Pompel - Executive Director Betty Yoder - Office Manager and Bookkeeper Edward B. Martin - Marketing and Sales Coordinator David Pham - Drum Corps Manager Mark Gunderson - Program Coordinator

US Bank Expands School Outreach: Inspiring Students to Succeed Pacific Crest’s School Outreach Program provides a significant discount for school groups of 50 or more to attend Corps at the Crest; however, for disadvantaged students, their schools may have limited volunteer support, and organizing a group of 50 students can be insurmountable for them. To address this problem US Bank provided generous funding that provided free tickets to 170 students in 2012, and an expected 250 students in 2013. In addition, we recently received a commitment from PacTrust Bank to further expand the program by another 200 students! In all, more than 600 underserved high school students will be able to experience a live drum corps performance thanks to the generous funding from US Bank and PacTrust Bank.

School Outreach Participation

Impact of School Outreach on Students

Honor Roll of Donors

Gifts Received January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012 We recognize the following donors who have made gifts totaling $10,000 or more during their lifetime. Arts Education Partnership Program - Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe Susan & Joe Barnard Matching Contributions from the Capital Group of Companies Charitable Foundation Wen & Mei Lien Chang Diamond Bar Community Foundation Eugene Rothstein Memorial Fund Rick Dissinger & Guy Hutchison John & Darlene Donovan Mr. Richard Gay Don & Judy Gunderson Jerome Foundation JP Morgan Chase Foundation Los Angeles County Arts Commission Gene & Roxcy Monterastelli Kara Nelson Orien & Gil Pagan George & Sue Perry Stuart Pompel & Ann Luecha Mr. David Perez Champions ($5,000 or more) Anonymous Arts Education Partnership Program Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe Jerome Foundation Los Angeles County Arts Commission Trendsetters ($2,500 or more) Dennis & Sheila Davies Diamond Bar Community Foundation Michael & Adela Droe Fran Inman The Gas Company Warren & Deborah Karr Mark & Karen Land Orien Pagan Robert & Kim Rios Sentrex Exterminator Company Raymond Trosper Russell Wagner Angels ($1,000 or more) Dennis and Sheila Davies Diamond Bar Community Foundation Michael and Adela Droe Fran Inman The Gas Company Irvine Valley College Music Department Warren and Deborah Karr Mark and Karen Land Orien Pagan Robert and Kim Rios Sentrex Exterminator Company Raymond Trosper Russell Wagner

Director’s Circle ($500 or more) Dr. Aziz & Eileen Ansari** Joe & Susan Barnard Patricia Bayha Ron & Janet Clark Diamond Bar Woman’s Club Thomas & Christine Dye Stephan & Teresa Hamilton Brad & Christy Hudson Industry Manufacturers Council John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Jane Jonkhoff Richard & Kelleen Kikuchi Michael & Susan Krueger John & Marina Maciejewski Master Metal Works, Inc. Stuart Pompel & Ann Luecha Ted * & Wazhma Randall RGL Forensics Adrian * & Stacy Rivas Dr. Martin Rochford John & Debbie Sefton Tim Seno John & Leianna* Utick Valley Vista Services Gerry VanBooven Waste Management Inc. Instructors Circle ($250 or more) Troy Botello Borrmann Metal Center Buffalo Wild Wings, West Covina Tim & Lynn Cooke Roger Davis Farmers Insurance Group Peter Pirritano Jamie * & Jarriet Fox Don & Judy Gunderson Joel & Diana Marie * Harari Howard & Claire Hsu Paul & Cynthia Idell Gus Keolanui Blanche Kline Kyle Kveton Anthony Martinez * Debbie Milligan Gene & Roxcy Monterastelli Greg & Maria Morton Joan & Jack Northrup Tom & Loreen Okada Robert Prodonovich Pat & Tammee Seidling Dennis & Judith Shannon Signature Travel, Inc. Robert & Candace Taylor US Bank, Diamond Bar Sheryl Visser Wayne & Christine Walters Zumasys, Inc. Teal & Gold Club ($160 or more) Cheryl Badger James & Deanna Ballard Sonny Baskin Uri Bassilian Andrew * & Amber Bermond Robert Briggs Martha & Henry Ching Coast Aluminum, Inc. Chris Cowling * Stephanie Eshbach * Terry & Ginger Fallesen Patrick Fitzgerald * Anthony Fritz *

Seth Goldman Carla Gossell Deborah & Mike Habrat William & Gretchen Haney Russell Helmstedter * Phil & Rachel Hofman Lisa Inman Greg & Frances Kovacic Matt Lackey * Adora * & Josh Lee Jessica Lockie * Dan & Marti Longo Andy Magana Robert Marcoux Bryan Mariscal * Dan Matejczyk Ana Michel & Rufino Ramirez Doug & Marian Nordquist Melissa Paahana & Margaret Lopez Paula Perrin Naomi Sato Andy Shoemaker Jack & Wanda Tanaka James & Linda Thompson Walnut Valley Water District Faye Wong Corps Club ($80 or more) A’roma Ristorante Jim Arnwine Morey Asato Chris Bacon Buffalo Wild Wings, Brea Michael & Stephanie Bennett Willa Booth Arthur Burgos Jacob Caldwell * Michael Carlson Jerry & Jill Cunningham Daly Family** Susan & Don Deardorff Diamond Bar Breakfast Lions Steve Endo Ronnie Faraher Orlan & Jean Forster** Charles Frey Dr. Harry Hamilton Jay & Esther Kamp Melania Majowicz * Hermano & Letty Guevara Mike & Stephani Gunderson Robert Headden Sonia Hon Phil & Karen Hudis Joan Irvine Kari Kaucher * Center for Pediatric Dentistry Kris Konrath * Jen Lee Eric Lorenzen Betty Lumpkin Tom & Anne Newman David & Debby O’Connor** Jeri Pauloski George & Sue Perry John & Diane Petersen Bob Powers Mark Pracher Von Quan & Roberta Schwartz RE/MAX100, Diamond Bar Bill & Mary Rosentreter Marilyn Ryding Kelley & Richard Saunders Patricia Scruggs** Ben Semel Shalimar Tours & Charter Narciso & Leticia Sianez

Smart & Final, Inc. Steve & Barbara Taylor Topline Products, Inc. United Way Ephraim Valdivia David & Rosa Vasquez Aaron Wagoner * Elizabeth White** Friends ($79 or less) Marilyn Acosta Larry Anders Frances Ando Rudy & Annette Arevalos Kelvin & Esther Askew Mike & Gail Atkin Brian & Eva Baker Linda Baker Spencer Bayha * Jim Brindis Carl Burnstein * Gene & Marjorie Button Daryl Chan Eileen & James Chauvin Evan Ching * Kim Coleman** Kim Critchfield Andrea Dale Michael Deck Audrey Dedoes eScrip Sarah & Jeff Eishen Mark & Laura Fallis Nina Feneck David & Mary Ford Mark Fosdick Nick Foti * Mark Fox Dennis & Janice Giardina** Richard & Susan Guilford Kathryn Gunderson William Hartung Joseph Hayes John Headden Joan & John Hilgeman Kathy Hsu Jacky Huang Lulu Huichan Charlie Hummel Ayesha Hussain Philip Idell * Thomas & Susan Jindra Sarah Joslin * Kay Kaelin David & Cynthia Klement Elaine Kono Brandon Kovacic * Ed & Grace Kropidlowski David & Suzan LaFountaine Diann Lang Mike & Linda Marie Lawrence Melanie Linnemeier Michele Lockie Chris Loomis * Garret Lopez Scott MacIntyre Melanie Malloy Scott & Frankie Maretich Robert Marshall Frank Mccay Victor & Karen Moy Harold & Helen Nelms Dorothy Nisbet Mitchell Ny Ralph & Suzanne Pauline Ryan * & Robin Perry Karl & Jill Peterson

Mission Statement: The mission of Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization is to provide superior educational and competitive performing arts programs that change the lives of young people in the greater Southern California region and prepare them for leadership in a fast-moving world.

Ralph Pezoldt Donna Richard Ralph’s Community Partners Gwen Robinson** Dennis P. Rodda Mike Rylaarsdam George & Jean Salcedo** Sherry Santos Rachel Schiffman Ava Schumacher Larry & Jodi Scrivens Bradley Shammas * Maria & John Soto Ronald & Paula Spongberg Kelly Stehle Fred & Sharron Tanzer** Patty Thurner Margie Towns Jerry Trego UMB Bank Caesar Villanueva Raquel & Danny Villegas Jennifer & Steve Wang-Boyle** Steven Wolf & Karen Skirvin Eleanor Young Anthony & Mindy Zumwalde Gifts in Kind American Suzuki Motor Corp. Benson, Vuona, Westersen CPAs Bradford Portraits Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen - Downtown Disney Vince Boyenger Bulk Transportation Jamie Fox Ms. Judy Gunderson Diana Marie * Harari In-N-Out Burger La Canada-Flintridge Country Club Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Los Serranos Golf & Country Club Phil & Amy Mortensen Curtiss & Tammie Shannon Orien Pagan Tax & Financial Pacific Palms Hotel & Resort Red White & Bluezz Restaurant RE/MAX100 Diamond Bar Snapple/Dr. Pepper Eileen Tillery Three Bear Enterprises Trophies & Awards Corporate Partners Drillmasters, Inc. Drum Corps International, Inc. Drum Corps Planet, Inc. KHS America, Inc. Remo, Inc. Sabian, Inc. Stanbury Uniforms, Inc. Sticktape,con/ Treeworks, Inc. Vic Firth, Inc. Matching Gifts Amgen Foundation Dell, Inc. Employees Community Fund of Boeing, California Matching Gift from the Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation United Health Group * Denotes Pacific Crest alumni ** Denotes gifts in honor of Gil Pagan

Pacific Crest is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

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Pacific Crest 2012 Annual Report  

2012 Annual Report from Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization