A Chance For Children

Because all children deserve a chance

Our Board


Gregory J. Bonann, President & Co-Founder

 Tai Collins, Executive Director & Co-Founder & Treasurer

                Heidi Stoecklein,   Secretary

Board Members

Cindy Weissman-Gelb

Lucia Saigado Odell

Jasmin Mejia

Mark Durrell

Fabricio Monterroso

Advisory Board

Mike Frazer, former Chief, LA County Lifeguards

David Middleton, US Coast Guard Pilot

Dr. Kathleen Marshall, PhD

Robbie Weaver, Producer/Director

Casey Brown, Producer/Director

Ian Wenger, NBC Producer

Sandra Rapke, Philanthropist

Alfonso Mendoza, Central Juvenile Hall

Desiree Edwards, Watts Coffee House/Community Activist

Ario Pena, Disney/Former Youth Participate in ACFC

John Fletcher, Attorney/LA County Lifeguard

Honorary Board

Rowdy Gaines, Olympian

Alexandra Paul, Actress

David Chokachi, Actor

Robert Arcos, LAPD Deputy Chief

Phillip Tingirides, LAPD Commander

Reggie Berry, NFL Goals for Life

Kimberly & Steve Rodriguez, Baylor University Head Baseball Coach

Willie Gault, Olympian/NLF Player

Yvonne Braithwaite Burke, Board of Supervisors, LA County

Raul Claros, Latin Community Leader, University Little League/Community Harvest Foundation

Gary Hall, Jr., Olympian

Tim Hoviland, former AVP

Brad Alan Lewis, Olympian

Mary Lou Retton, Olympian

Summer Sanders, Olympian

Sinjin Smith, Olympian

Wyland, World Renowned Eco Artist

Birgit Muller, Philantropist

Dr. Ramin Modabber, Surgeon

The Beach Boys

Rita & Sean Compton, Tribune Entertainment

In Memoriam Former Board Members

Sidney Tessler, CPA

Grant Adamson, Philantropist/Adamson House

Louis Zamperini, US Olympian/War Hero

Grant Tinker, TV Executive/Philanthropist

Ruben Diaz, LA Family Housing

Dick Van Patten, Actor

Lou Rawls, Actor


    A Chance for Children
    PO Box 514
    Malibu, CA 90265
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    Our Mission

    A Chance for Children strives to empower at-risk youth by providing the opportunities to set goals and the tools to achieve them. We fight to instill the belief that no child is limited by their surroundings or upbringing. By encouraging dreams and consistently exposing them to new experiences outside the dangers and struggles of their daily lives each child will have a chance for a better future.