Pursuing Greatness

With more than 200,000 youth under the age of 18 within our reach in the Central Orange Coast region, we are called to do everything we can to help as many as possible reach greatness. Every child and teen we serve has the potential to do great things, and we are committed to helping each one of them unlock that potential. Therefore, we have launched a $6 million capital campaign--a bold initiative that will enable Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast to immediately increase our capacity to serve more kids and families, expand our family strengthening program, enhance the local communities by becoming a hub for nonprofit and city partnerships, and ensure financial sustainability for the Clubs moving forward.

Our Plans
Investment Opportunities
Pursuing Greatness Donors

Our Plans


Boys & Girls Club of Costa Mesa

Our vision is to redevelop the Costa Mesa Club in the mid-century modern style that influences the local community and create a teen center that serves as a launch pad for greatness. Click here for details.

  • Build three additional learning labs to facilitate mentoring and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) education
  • Create an art wall to foster creativity
  • Renovate the gym to enhance safety, aesthetics, and usability
  • Implement new technologies and infrastructure
  • Design flexible space for increased capacity and family and community programming
  • Facilitate partnerships of nonprofit and city agencies to benefit the entire community

Boys & Girls Club of Irvine

Connecting Irvine’s packing-house past to its future, our club redevelopment will foster collaboration, learning, and advancement. Click here for details.

  • Leapfrog from one to five future-focused learning labs
  • Institute an art wall to display members’ creativity
  • Facilitate nonprofit partnerships through improved space planning
  • Expand and upgrade facilities designed just for teens
  • Enable family strengthening activities through flexible spaces
  • Introduce STEAM tools and technologies
  • Restructure design to improve safety, aesthetics, and functionality

Boys & Girls Club of Newport Beach

Borrowing from the local landscape, the redeveloped Newport Beach Club will be a beachy retreat where members can connect with greatness. Click here for details.

  • Focus programming on youth ages 5-12
  • Establish two additional learning labs to fuel STEAM education
  • Build an art wall to showcase members’ creativity
  • Improve space to facilitate city partnerships
  • Refurbish the gym to provide a first-class facility 
  • Implement new technology and infrastructure to increase capacity

​Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana

Our goal is to make strategic enhancements for our members and their families with planned upgrades and replacements throughout The Joe MacPherson Center for Opportunity that is the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana. Click here for details.

  • Establish an art wall to inspire innovation
  • Expand space to facilitate nonprofit partnerships
  • Improve courtyard to maximize use and serve more teens
  • Upgrade and update infrastructure, garden, equipment, and technologies

Investment Opportunities

Your Invitation to Invest in Their Greatness

When realized, the Pursuing Greatness Capital Campaign will enable Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast to create neighborhood centers equipped to educate youth for the careers of the 21st century while continuing to advance our Impact Model that motivates members to graduate on time, plan for their futures, and prepare for success.

LEGACY
( Million or more)

  • Name or logo listed on Pursuing Greatness campaign webpage
  • Guest of honor at grand opening celebration events with private VIP reception
  • Name or logo listed on Pursuing Greatness campaign donor wall in all four Clubs
  • Donor profile in newsletter
  • Unique Legacy naming opportunity
  • Dedicated press release to announce gift and naming recognition
  • Dedication of named element during grand opening celebration events
COURAGE
($ 500,000 - $ 999,999)
  • Name listed on Pursuing Greatness campaign webpage
  • Guest of honor at grand opening celebration events with private VIP reception
  • Name listed on Pursuing Greatness campaign donor wall in all four Clubs
  • Unique Courage naming opportunity
  • Dedication of named element during grand opening celebration events
FUTURE 
($ 250,000 - $ 499,999)
  • Name listed on Pursuing Greatness campaign webpage
  • Invitation to attend grand opening celebration events
  • Name listed on Pursuing Greatness campaign donor wall in all four Clubs
  • Unique Future naming opportunity
SUCCESS 
($ 100,000 - $ 249,999)
  • Name listed on Pursuing Greatness campaign webpage
  • Invitation to attend grand opening celebration events
  • Name listed on Pursuing Greatness campaign donor wall in all four Clubs
  • Unique Success naming opportunity
INSPIRATION 
($ 25,000 - $ 99,999)
  • Name listed on Pursuing Greatness campaign webpage
  • Invitation to attend grand opening celebration events
  • Name listed on Pursuing Greatness campaign donor wall in all four Clubs
  • Unique Inspiration naming opportunity
VISION 
($ 10,000 - $ 24,999)
  • Name listed on Pursuing Greatness campaign webpage
  • Invitation to attend grand opening celebration events
  • Name listed on Pursuing Greatness campaign donor wall in all four Clubs
HOPE 
($ 1,000 - $ 9,999)
  • Name listed on Pursuing Greatness campaign webpage
  • Invitation to attend grand opening celebration events
  • Name listed on custom architectural element

To learn more or make a gift toward Pursuing Greatness, please contact Travis Whitten, Chief Philanthropy Officer, at (714) 543-5540 ext. 302 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Pursuing Greatness Donors


Legacy $ 1 million or more

Joe MacPherson Foundation
From My Heart Foundation

Courage $ 500,000 - $ 999,999

Curci Family
Sharon D. Lund Foundation
Ueberroth Family Foundation

Future $ 250,000 - $ 499,999

OL Halsell Foundation
Pacific Life Foundation

Success $ 100,000 - $ 249,999

Anne MacPherson West
Frank & Shannon Tucker

Inspiration $ 25,000 - $ 99,999

Friedmann & Allen Family
Alison Gooding
Mike & Charlene Immell
Dave & Robyn Stauffer
The McBeth Foundation
Dave & Judy Threshie

Vision $ 10,000 - $ 24,999

Tom Callister
Brian Cox
Nicole Carrillo Hall & Keith Hall
Doug & Lisa Holte
Raul & Debbie Jara
Wayne & Karen Pinnell
Rick & Cathy Stahl

Hope $ 1,000 - $ 9,999

Marcelo & Maura Brutti
Kevin Castle
William & Ronnie Coffie
Peggy Hutchinson
Marla Noel
Robert & Jamie Santana
Jeff Schwarzer
David Buckingham Smith
Jason & Corrinne Wilsey
Whitten Family