Boys and Girls Club Receives $1-Million Pledge

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Youth in grades six through 12 are welcome to the Club, located at Malibu High School.

This story has been revised. See Editor’s Note below.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Malibu (BGCM) has received a $1 million pledge from Ryan Kavanaugh, the CEO of Relativity, and longtime Malibu resident and philanthropist.

The BGCM, an organization that was founded in 1999 to serve the needs of Malibu kids with after school programs and field trips, is in the midst of its “10 More Years” campaign, a fundraising effort bent on solidifying the status of BGCM as a part of the community for the next 10 years.

“The Boys & Girls Clubs of Malibu is an incredibly important organization that helps hundreds of teenagers in our community,” said Kavanaugh in a statement released by the BGCM.

According to statistics provided by the organization, the BGCB has recently expanded to serve 175 families at Juan Cabrillo Elementary and Point Dume Marine Science School, as well as 375 students at Malibu High and Malibu Middle School.

“We’ve expanded and are thrilled to provide such an incredible service to more families,” said BGCM President Debbie Frank in a statement. “Ryan’s commitment of supporting his community in this way is truly inspiring.”

According to Kavanaugh, the pledge is a personal one.

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with BGCM for several years and have seen firsthand how their programs make a lasting impact on the lives of our youth. I urge everyone to fully participate in the ‘10 More Years’ Campaign.”

Those interested in making a donation to the campaign are asked to contact Executive Director Kasey Earnest at kaseyearnest@bgcmalibu.org.

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Kavanaugh’s gift was a donation.