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 Deputy Chief

Phillip Tingirides, LAPD Commander

Heidi Stoecklein, LAPD Sergeant

Kimberly & Steve Rodriguez, Baylor University

Rita & Sean Compton, Tribune Entertainment

David Middleton, US Coast Guard Pilot

Karin Taylor, Educator/Philanthropist/The Weisberg Family Foundation

Robbie Weaver, Producer/Director

Casey Brown, Producer/Director

Ian Wenger, NBC Producer

Sandra Rapke, Philanthropist

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

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, former AVP

Brad Alan Lewis, Olympian

Mary Lou Retton, Olympian

Summer Sanders, Olympian

Grant Tinker, Philanthropist

Sinjin Smith, Olympian

Wyland, World Renowned Eco Artist

Birgit Muller, Philantropist

Dr. Ramin Modabber, Surgeon

The Beach Boys

In Memoriam Former Board Members

Grant Adamson, Philantropist/Adamson House

Louis Zamperini, US Olympian/War Hero

Ruben Diaz, LA Family Housing

Dick Van Patten, Actor

Lou Rawls, Actor


    A Chance for Children
    11925 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 300
    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.