Boys to Men Mentoring Network is a private, nonprofit organization designated as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization by the IRS. All contributions to BTM are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
All services are provided at no cost to the boys or their families. This year 70% of our boys live in single mother households and 73% qualify for the free or reduced National School Lunch program.
The 2017 operating budget was $601,003. 72% of revenue in 2017 came from our fundraising events, and 18% of revenue came from foundation and corporate grants.
Keep our program safe. The safety of the boys in our program is paramount. In today’s world we must be constantly aware of possible threats to our boys as well as potential liabilities to the Boys to Men program. This takes constant vigilance, well-designed programs, and documentation of policies and procedures.
Support our volunteers. We are primarily a volunteer-based organization. In 2013, our volunteers donated over 56,000 hours of their time worldwide. Over 18,000 of these hours were from our local San Diego volunteers. Our success ultimately depends on recruiting, inspiring, educating and supporting these valuable volunteers.
Your donations will directly serve our boys by providing the following services:
- Recruit and train our mentors and clear them with background checks.
- Responding to program inquires, register boys, and coordinate our three-day Adventure Mountain Weekends.
- Follow up and support mentors to insure they are being accountable to the boys they are mentoring.
- Collaborate with school administrators to identify students in need of attending site-based program meetings.
- Follow up with parents to answer questions and make sure their children are finding value in their BTM experience.
- Create and execute additional enrichment group activities throughout the year.
- Communicate with mentors and boys to give them every opportunity to attend our site-based and community meetings.
- Improve the quality of our programs with ongoing mentor and staff training.
- Establish and maintain community partnerships with local businesses, leaders, and other nonprofits.
- Cultivate our program evaluation and data collection practices.
Boys to Men is fortunate to have a dedicated and involved Board of Directors, 100% of whom support BTM with personel contributions. This group of community and business leaders is responsible for financial oversight, goal setting, policy development, and fundraising.
Boys to Men Mentoring Network Board of Directors
Chairman –Marc Kase – Marc is the Director of Information Services for Hunter Industries. He has worked in the information technology industry for 25 years and has served as a Boys to Men mentor and group leader since 2007 and as a collegiate cycling team coach since 1995.
Co Chairman – Craig Gagliardi – Craig has been as successful real estate agent for the last 15 years. He has been a Boys to Men mentor for the past six years and volunteers as the Weekend Coordinator and Weekend Leader.
Secretary – Bruce Crenshaw – Bruce has been a School Counselor for 26 years and holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling. He has been a Boys to Men mentor for 5 years.
Ernie Hahn – Ernie is the General Manager of the Valley View Casino Center. Ernie’s contributions to BTM include the creation of the CaddyHack II Golf Tournament and 1 Wave Challenge & Beach Run. Both fundraisers raised over $240,000 for the organization in 2017.
Barry Mahlberg – Barry is a long time San Diego entrepreneur. He has previously volunteered as a CASA for Voices for Children and serves as a Boys to Men mentor.
Michelle LaPrise – Michelle is a Certified Personal & Professional Coach who holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Business. She has consulted to corporations for over 12 years, providing motivational wellness programs to executives and employees.
Joe Sigurdson – Joe is a cofounder of Boys to Men Mentoring Network. He has served on the board of directors for Bates Street Boxing Club, Davis Grossmont YMCA and National Society to Prevent Blindness.
Jon Handley – Jon is a retired Deputy Fire Chief for the City of San Diego. He volunteers as a Boys to Men mentor and group leader.
James Justeson, Ph.D. – James is a retired Lemon Grove School District Superintendent and is a Boys to Men mentor who attends three weekly Boys to Men groups.
Joe Christenson – Joe was the owner of Remodel Works Bath and Kitchen. Now retired, Joe has committed his efforts to ensuring that our Legacy Ranch in Mt. Palomar is properly maintained for our weekend retreats that are held throughout the year.
Dan Peda – Dan is the Divisional Controller for Provide Commerce, Inc. and its subsidiaries. He has been a Boys to Men mentor since 2011 and volunteers as a leader on the Adventure Weekends.
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