Thank You to Our Donors
Dentons US LLP
The Bressi Family • Steve Coffey
Goe Forsythe & Hodges LLP
Aaron Malo • Beverley Mason
Polis & Associates
Bienert | Katzman • William Burd • Gary Cramer
Ringstad & Sanders • Shulman Bastian Friedman & Bui LLP
Clarence Yoshikane | Jennifer Toyama
Ilse Ashland • Gregg Bouslog
Eric Houser • Marshack Hays
John Moe • Arnold Morawa
Page & Jorgensen LLP • Smiley Wang-Ekvall
Matthew Bouslog • J. Scott Bovitz
Kevin Hernandez • Robert Huttenhoff
Alvin Keith • Michelle Keith
Steven Keith • Rika Kido
Pamela Kraus • Hon. Robert Kwan
Christopher Minier • Kerry Moynihan
Meghan Murphey • Marvin Oliver
Victor Owens • Annie Parenzan
John Pringle • Joshua Scheer
Paul Shankman • Seema Sood
Joshua Teeple • Anne Uyeda
Lissa Weissman • Laurel Zaeske
- To make a donation to this year’s ASYMCA “Bike Giveaway” or “Holiday Food & Toys,” click on the donation link above.
- Select the appropriate designation for your gift.
- In the “Comments” field, please enter OCBF so we may acknowledge your contribution.
Thank you for your donation!
We are proud to announce that for the 15th consecutive year, the OCBF and the Armed Services YMCA at Camp Pendleton (“ASYMCA”) are once again partnering to support our young enlisted Marine and Navy service members and their families based at Camp Pendleton by fulfilling the holiday wishes of their children by them receiving a bike or a gift from the ASYMCA’s “Bike Giveaway” and “Holiday Food and Toys” programs.
Since 2005, the ASYMCA has given bicycles to the children of deserving, junior enlisted service members and their families. Because the ASYMCA does not receive federal funding and must rely on the local community for support, the OCBF has supported the bike giveaway effort since 2006. A tax-deductible donation of just $50 buys a child a new bike and helmet. Again this year, you also have the option to earmark your contribution (including bikes) to the ASYMCA’s “Holiday Food and Toys” program.
With OCBF assistance last year, over 285 bikes were delivered to needy members of our military family at Camp Pendleton and other bases. This achievement is the result of your support. With the recent changes in the tax laws that have limited the use of itemized deductions, “donor fatigue” from natural disasters, and the lack of new troop deployments into war zones, there is a shortage of funding. Moreover, supporting our troops isn’t as popular within the community at large as it once was. The OCBF has again agreed to assist to make sure that these critical programs continue. We would like to ensure a minimum of 400 bikes are available this holiday season and we will hopefully be able to exceed that minimum.
To achieve our goal, we are asking that each member make a tax-deductible contribution to the ASYMCA. Donations can either be made by a check payable to “Armed Services YMCA,” with “OCBF Bike Giveaway” or “OCBF Holiday Food and Toys” written in the memo section or click HERE to donate online. Checks should be mailed to the OCBF, 6789 Quail Hill Parkway, # 204, Irvine, California 92603. Please have your donations arrive by December 1, 2020 so that the funding can be available for bike purchases. For many of the junior enlisted and their families living in the high cost area of Southern California, a bike is out of their reach, so your contribution to the event will be a very significant gift.
Thank you for your kindness and making this holiday season a brighter one for our Marines, Sailors and their families.
Very truly yours,
John E. Ryan
Board of Management