A Chance For Children

Because all children deserve a chance

Our Board


President & Co-Founder           Gregory J. Bonann

Executive Director & Co-Founder          Tai Collins

Treasurer                                         Sid Tessler

            Secretary                               Kathe Bonann-Marshall

Board of Directors

Mike Frazer, former Chief, LA County Lifeguards

Robert Arcos, LAPD

Phillip Tingirides, LAPD

Heidi Stoecklein, LAPD

Steve & Kimberly Rodriguez, Pepperdine University

Sean & Rita Compton, Tribune Entertainment

David Middleton, US Coast Guard Pilot

Karin Taylor, Educator/Philanthropist

Robbie Weaver, Producer/Director

Casey Brown, Producer/Director

Ian Wenger, NBC

Sandra Rapke, Philanthropist

Desiree Edwards, Watts Coffee House/Community Activist

Ario Pena, Azusa Pacific University/Former Youth Participate in ACFC

John Fletcher, Attorney/Lifeguard

Rowdy Gaines, Olympian

Honorary Board

Alexandra Paul, Actress

David Chokachi, Actor

Mark Durrell, LAPD

Reggie Berry, NFL Goals for Life

Willie Gault, Olympian/NLF Player

Yvonne Braithwaite Burke, Board of Supervisors, LA County

Raul Claros, University Little League/Community Harvest Foundation

Gary Hall, Jr., Olympian

Tim Hoviland, AVP

Brad Alan Lewis, Olympian

Mary Lou Retton, Olympian

Summer Sanders, Olympian

Grant Tinker, Philanthropist

Sinjin Smith, Olympian

Dick Van Patton, Actor

Birgit Muller, Philantropist

Dr. Ramin Modabber

The Beach Boys

In Memoriam Former Board Members

Grant Adamson

Louis Zamperini, US Olympian/War Hero

Ruben Diaz, LA Family Housing


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    Los Angeles, CA 90025
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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.