Chief Volunteer Officer/Board Chair
Donn is a retired architect. He loves to sail and has been sailing most of his life owning my first sailboat when he was 7 years old, a 12' Snowbird in Newport Harbor-Balboa Island. His wife Shelley, who is also a lifelong avid sailor, sail their Newport 33 every weekend. It gives them a sense of peace and joy. Donn gets that same joy from being a small part of enriching the lives of the youth of our Boys & Girls Club. He's been a member of the Board of Directors for 17 years now and feels truly honored to be selected the Chair for these extraordinary members of the Board.
What inspires him? The staff, the magnificent Club Staff. To Donn, they are the heart of the Boys & Girls Club and they are absolutely inspiring in the work they do for our youth every day. Drop in and meet them someday. You'll be glad you did.
Third Vice Chair of Resource Development
This is one busy lady! Christine is a past Board Chair and has held numerous executive positions over multiple terms while also chairing multiple committees and fundraisers. Volunteering started early for Christine as she was part of President Nixon's "Plant a Tree" project. Her picture was even in the Star-News for planting trees outside of West View Elementary along with some classmates. It showed her how one person could make a difference when volunteering. Christine says, "Nonprofit work is a natural fit as there is always a young person out there that needs your support and guidance. Seeing the programs at the Boys & Girls Clubs of South County and the difference that our staff makes every day is a blessing. I have seen kids grow up and go to college just to come back and thank the staff for their encouragement and leadership. Knowing that serving on the Board helps make the difference in these kids' lives is uplifting."Christine loves going to Disneyland and Disney World and can't get enough. "It's such a great way to experience all kinds of people and see the excitement on kids' faces as they interact with characters and ride the attractions."
A new board member and already making a huge impact in contributions and support, George is a godsend. George is a passionate and positively charged executive board member who makes it exciting to support the Boys & Girls Club each day as he and his 5 brothers were Boys Club members growing up. In his spare time, George likes to fish, travel and rides his Harley with his wife Carla. Business owner and real estate broker, George also serves on the Imperial Beach Chamber of Commerce. George was awarded the BGC 2016-2017 Board Member of the Year for his exceptional service and giving - Bravo George!!!!
Second Vice Chair of Programs & Human Resources
SYSCO San Diego
Rick Jeffries, originally an East Coast native, has enjoyed living in South San Diego for 7+ years. Before and after school programs—like the Boys & Girls Club—were a big part of his life, and he understands the importance of community programs for youth. He currently works for Sysco San Diego
A graduate of UC Berkeley and Colorado State Universities in Civil Engineering, Jims' career has taken him overseas with extended stays in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and Lisbon, Portugal. Jim's time, experience and passion for the Boys & Girls Club is greatly appreciated and we are lucky to have his support to ensure the mission of the community if fulfilled.
Serving the communities that have provided so much for me and my family is the reason I am passionate about the Boys & Girls Clubs of South County. As a boy, the Imperial Beach Clubhouse was a place that my brothers and I would go to enjoy sports, games, and art. I still remember the smell of cutting Plexiglas to form shapes and making things, traveling to other clubs and competing in basketball. As a Navy brat, our Dad was away every six months it seemed, our time at the BGC really felt like it gave our Mom a well-deserved break. Today, my time spent at the Clubhouse's are as a Board of Director ensuring the youth of our communities have the same opportunities as my family had. My joys today revolve around spending time with family, sport fishing, traveling, occasionally surfing and giving back to the community I enjoy so much.
Rick a generous benefactor of the Boys & Girls Clubs of both his business and time. As a business owner and an artist, his mission is to expose ones artistic thoughts for all to see. His motivation is the moments of optimism and happiness that he can inspire. Rick is always looking ways to create value make a difference and he truly believes that "Investing in our youth is to invest in our future".
James joined the board of directors in 2015 and immediately saw the need for facility renovations at both our clubhouses and acted as the contractor to oversee the restroom project in Imperial Beach. Jim used his contacts to lower the cost of the project.
Cindy grew up in Imperial Beach and her first job the Summer she 15 was at The Boys Club of Imperial Beach and now years later, she's right back where it started. A USD and Drexel graduate, she's lived in VA, DC and NJ, and has a Master's degree in Nonprofit management. Her passion is art and architecture and travels yearly to get her fix. You may see her jogging around town, be sure and wave.
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