GREATER TOGETHER.

GREATER TOGETHER.

We Are Uniting for Greater Impact

We are thrilled to announce a historic merger between Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito and Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside, bringing together two dynamic organizations with a shared vision for empowering youth and transforming lives.

This partnership marks a significant milestone in our commitment to creating brighter futures for children across Northwest San Diego communities. By joining forces, we are not just merging two esteemed clubs; we are creating a powerful synergy that deepens and multiplies our impact.

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Greater Together. Greater Impact. Greater Futures.

Our Projected Merged Impact Numbers

204,000 Meals
8 Sites
6,500 Members
10,000 Other youth served
2,523 Teens
$655,000 Financial Assistance
600+ Military Youth

16,500

Combined Total Youth Served

28,500

Combined Total Youth Served

16,460

Combined Total Youth Served

16,460

Combined Total Youth Served

28,500

Combined Total Youth Served

28,500

Combined Total Youth Served

28,500

Combined Total Youth Served

204,000 Meals
8 Sites
6,500 Members
2,523 Teens
$655,000 Financial Assistance
600+ Military Youth
10,000 Other youth served

16,500

Combined Total Youth Served

28,500

Combined Total Youth Served

16,460

Combined Total Youth Served

28,500

Combined Total Youth Served

28,500

Combined Total Youth Served

28,500

Combined Total Youth Served

28,500

Combined Total Youth Served

Why merge?

Our merged entity will build on the rich legacy of both organizations, amplifying our ability to foster leadership, academic success, and character development among the youth we serve.

Improve existing services

Increase access

Reduce costs

Streamline processes

Serve greater numbers

Enhance our impact

Diversify our programs

Leverage our strengths

Greater Impact Requires Collaboration

With combined resources, expertise, and unwavering dedication, we will continue to offer high-quality programs, mentorship, and support that will inspire the next generation to reach their full potential.

Together, we can serve a greater number of youth and have a greater impact.

We become more sustainable, and efficient, and can deliver more mission moments.

Here’s how:

Enhanced Organizational Efficiency

By consolidating resources, we optimize efforts, redirecting energy from redundant tasks toward strategic actions that propel us toward our mission.

Strengthened Strategic Partnerships

By uniting our robust corporate and foundation relationships, we can deepen partnerships, scale impact, and drive lasting change for the families we support.

Expanded Programming

Together, we enrich existing initiatives and diversify offerings, tailoring programs to local needs. Shared knowledge enhances learning opportunities, ensuring a broader impact.

Optimized Outreach and Fundraising

Unifying our messaging and outreach amplifies our reach to supporters. Streamlined efforts not only save time but also expand resources, empowering meaningful engagement with donors, partners, and volunteers.

Champion Youth Advocacy

As a combined entity, we can lead conversations on youth development and educational enrichment for youth and families in San Diego County. Becoming a prominent voice for out-of-school time programs, this positions us to engage more deeply with donors, partners, and volunteers.

Embracing a Legacy of Impact

With 126 years of combined history, our unified organization stands on a rich legacy of transforming young lives. This wealth of experience strengthens our resolve, enabling us to build on the successes of the past and continue our journey of positive change with renewed vigor and unparalleled expertise.

As a merged organization, we will serve more than 16,500 total youth across Northwest San Diego County.

Benefits for the Greater Good

Together we will create greater benefits and opportunities for our key stakeholders.

Members & Parents

Greater capacity to serve more youth, teens, and ROAD’s members
Increase access to specialty programing
Access to more locations

Our Team

Career advancement opportunities
Increased professional development opportunities
Increased collaboration and teamwork

Donors & Investors

Decrease donor confusion
Increase impact of investments
Measurable outcomes on a broader scale

School Districts

Strengthen school district partnerships
Increase student retention in districts
Expand school-based sites

Our Programs

Together, we can enhance current programs and expand opportunities with shared learning to meet local needs and interests.

Before & After School Programs
Culinary Arts & Garden
Teen Centers
Athletics & Big 8 Middle School Sports
Pardee Aquatics Center
Real Options for Adults with Disabilities (ROAD’s)
Bulldogs Basketball Program
The Lunch Box (Food Truck Program)
Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA)
Carmel Valley Montessori School
Sports Academy
Youth Arts Academy
Centers For a Healthy Lifestyle
Summer & Break Week Camps

Service Areas

Paving pathways to great futures for the youth in Northwest San Diego County

Camp Pendleton
Oceanside
Encinitas
Solana Beach
Del Mar
Carmel Valley

FAQ

What does this mean for current members?
  • You do not need to do or change anything! Programs and operations will continue to support your child as they always have and will continue without interruption.
  • Locations will not change. The name of the organization is the only change that you will notice immediately. 
  • The newly merged Club is called Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest San Diego County (BGCNWSD). 
  • More programs, support, and funding opportunities will be available. As we widen our reach, we can offer your family even more exciting programs and opportunities.
  • Leadership structure. We are pleased to announce that you will continue to see the same quality staff on site, including Marineke Vandervort as CEO of BGCNWSDC and Jodi Diamond from BGCO, who will now serve as President of the BGCNWSDC Foundation, ensuring continuity and strength in our mission.
  • Service area includes: Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar and Carmel Valley. 
  • Eight Clubhouses and many specialty programs, including: Aquatics/Rancho San Dieguito Swim Team, Athletics/BIG 8 Sports, Bulldogs Basketball, Carmel Valley Montessori School, Culinary Arts, R.O.A.D.’s (Real Options for Adults with Disabilities), Summer Adventure Camps and Youth Arts Academy.

We are always here for you and your family. Please get in touch with our team if you have any questions, concerns, or feedback. In our new organization, you will work with the same individuals as before. 

We’re so happy to serve your family, and we’re proud to have become even GREATER TOGETHER! For more information about Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest San Diego County, please visit www.bgcgreatertogether.org

Our headquarters are still at 533 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Solana Beach, CA 92075, and our phone number remains (858) 755-9371. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

What does this mean for donors?

Enhanced Services: We will continue and expand upon our quality programs, combining innovation and best practices to ensure your contributions have an even wider reach.

New opportunities: Our combined efforts will introduce innovative programs that cater to local needs and interests, from STEM-based curriculum to culinary arts and athletics, providing more ways for your support to make a difference.

Increased Efficiency: By streamlining processes, we will maximize impact and reduce costs, allowing us to direct more resources to our members.

Expanded Reach: We will extend our services to underserved and unserved areas, ensuring more members benefit from the programs you support.

Marineke Vandervort will serve as CEO of BGCNWSD, and Jodi Diamond will serve as President of the BGCNWSD Foundation. In our new organization, you will work with the same individuals as before. Our headquarters is at 533 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Solana Beach, CA 92075. If you have any questions, please contact us at 858-755-9371.

Your support has been pivotal in the lives of our Club youth and ROAD’s members, and we are deeply grateful for your dedication to our mission. We are confident that together, we will create even more opportunities for our members to thrive.

Contact Us

Formerly Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito

» bgcSanDieguito.org

(858) 755-9371

Formerly Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside

» bgcOceanside.org

(760) 433-8920