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Caption: Assemblymember Ed Chau recognizes the Boys and Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley as the 2017 Non-Profit of the Year. From left are Anthony Duarte, board member of the Boys and Girls Club and executive director of the Regional Chamber of Commerce for the San Gabriel Valley; J.R. Dzubak, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club; and Assemblymember Ed Chau.
Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) recently recognized the Boys and Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley as the 2017 Non-Profit of the Year for the 49th Assembly District.
“I am ecstatic to recognize the Boys and Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley as the Non Profit of the Year,” said Mr. Chau. “The Club has stayed true to its mission of providing invaluable services to the people of our local area, especially our youth, and I applaud its long history of community support.”
The Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley was established in 1972 under the leadership of its founder, Dr. Friedrich Thomas, who realized there was no place for his own children to participate in after-school activities. He helped start the Club by donating the building and providing seed money to initiate its programming.
By the mid-1980s, the Club outgrew its space and needed additional funding for a larger facility. On Oct. 8, 1988, the Club opened its doors at its current location in Monterey Park, at which time membership immediately skyrocketed from a school-year daily average of 70 to approximately 200 children. Since 2012, the Club has boasted a total membership in excess of 2,100 members.
The California Association of Nonprofits hosted California Nonprofits Day at the State Capitol in honor of nonprofits across the State.