Auction is the Club's largest fundraiser and draws more than 350 attendees
Online PR News – 10-November-2018 – Oxnard, CA – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme has chosen long-time board member Sean Leonard and his wife, Gwen, as this year's honorees for its upcoming 29th Annual Donald K. Facciano Kids Auction & Gala. The auction and gala is the Club's largest fundraiser and directly benefits their more than 10,400 members and 17 program sites throughout Oxnard and Port Hueneme. The Kids Auction & Gala will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Residence Inn by Marriott Hotel, 2102 W. Vineyard Ave.
"Through Sean's leadership and commitment to the Club, sponsorships and donations have increased and he's responsible for securing Staples Construction as the Club's golf tournament sponsorship for the past 5 years, generating more than $340,000 in funds to support youth-serving programs," said club CEO Erin Antrim.
Leonard is a past chair of the board and has served on the board for nine years, including seven years on the executive board. He is president and CEO of S.L. Leonard & Associates, Inc., a local project management firm that helps nonprofits, public agencies and private organizations build efficiently and effectively. His credits include Walt Disney Concert Hall designed by Frank Gehry, the City of Hope replacement hospital and the California Endowment Center.
"The proceeds from this event help us provide our members greater access to quality programs, activities and aid in shaping their futures. We depend on donations from the community to help make the Gala a success, as it directly benefits our 10,400+ members," added Antrim.
Alexander Buick GMC and Alexander Cadillac, Oxnard is the presenting sponsor for this year's event for the seventh year.
The Boys & Girls Club has served the youth of Oxnard and Port Hueneme for over 60 years. With three full-service clubs and 17 school program sites, the organization is one of the largest of its kind in California. The Club provides programs for more than 10,400 youth and teens in three priority outcome areas: Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles. For more information please visit www.BGCOP.org.