Volunteer Spotlight, Zeta Mu Beta Fraternity Inc.

Zeta Mu Beta Fraternity at California State University, Long Beach, has been one of our shining community groups for the past two years that has provided our Club with endless support for events such as the Blue Door Bash Annual Gala and  the Youth of the Year Annual Recognition Night.

 

What is one accomplishment that makes your group most proud of the volunteer work you’ve done at the Club?

One accomplishment that we are most proud of is establishing a strong connection with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson. We have been working with them for about two years, and before that we were having a hard time finding an organization to connect with in our community. Hopefully this won’t be the last year that we will be with them!

What do you all love most about volunteering at the BGCC?

About half of our members are from Carson, so not only are we giving back to a great community cause, we are also giving back to the community that many of our members were raised.

In your eyes, how has the BGCC impacted the communities of Carson and South Los Angeles?

The BGCC has provided support for not only the youth that are a part of these programs but for their families as well. Some of our members were part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson and these programs have helped them establish friendships with staff and other Club members. The Club has also provided our members a chance for them to reconnect with our childhood communities.

Dream big! If the sky was the limit, what is one thing you wish you could provide for your Club kids?

We wish that we could provide endless support for the youth so if they ever struggle to believe in themselves, then they know they have people from the community who believe in them. We want every kid to know that the sky is the limit!

What would you say to anyone who is considering volunteering at the Club?

We would say to keep in mind that not only are they volunteering time and providing services to the youth, they are also getting something out of it that is a very rewarding experience, which is spending time with amazing kids.

YOU can join Zeta Mu Beta in helping youth create GREAT FUTURES by becoming a volunteer today!

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In-kind donations save Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson thousands of dollars each year. 

Right now, BGCC has a high demand for the following in-kind donations:

  • Gently used books – all ages
  • Business attire – male and female for high school students
  • Art supplies – new pencils, crayons, paint and markers
  • New or used laptops for Club members 

Please contact Deisi Gonzalez, Manager of Development & Marketing for assistance in making an in-kind contribution at 310.522.0500 ext 210 or by email at [email protected]

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Fill out the Wells Fargo Stock Transfer Application and fill in our information below: 

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Jeremiah Milbank was a remarkable person and lifelong volunteer who gave generously to Boys & Girls Clubs programs. It is through his legacy that Boys & Girls Clubs of America created The Jeremiah Milbank Society as a way to pay tribute to local Club donors on a national level.

The society was created to inspire and recognize higher level unrestricted giving from individuals within local Clubs. Each member of the society has given a minimum of $10,000 to their local Boys & Girls Clubs organization. Through their leadership and generosity, Jeremiah Milbank Society members have helped to assure that every young person who attends Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson is provided with hope and opportunity, through a safe place to learn and grow, and have adult mentors who positively impact their life.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson are honored to have Jeremiah Milbank Society members, who support the work that goes on at our Clubs. We thank them for their generosity and their unwavering dedication to the youth in our community.

The benefits for joining the Jeremiah Milbank Society includes recognition throughout Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson materials and national recognition within the Jeremiah Milbank Society catalogue.

For more information about the Jeremiah Milbank Society contact:
Nina Patel, VP of Development & Marketing
310-522-0500 ext. 205 • [email protected]

Diana’s commitment to lifting up the voices of the community began in Wilmington as the youngest community organizer and Honorary Mayor of Wilmington. Diana continued organizing with the California State Assembly where worked with leaders in various cities and neighborhoods to advocate for the advancement of education equity, immigration justice, supportive services, and reentry programs. She most recently served as the Neighborhood Revitalization manager with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles leading the implementation of an innovative framework to improve the quality of life of residents in the city of Long Beach through sustainable partnerships and creating a model for collaboration across neighborhoods. Her efforts were commended by the Long Beach Rescue Mission awarding her partner of the year for creating lasting connections across all sectors.
Nina's passion for the non-profit sector began in 2011 with the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation. Over the course of five years, she led the Foundation's fundraising endeavors, initially focusing on district-level initiatives before stepping into the role of President. In 2015, she joined The Friendship Foundation as the Development Director and was promoted to Managing Director shortly thereafter. Nina joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of Caron in August of 2022 bringing with her extensive experience in fundraising, event planning and operational and strategic insight. She was honored with the National Newcomer Excellence Award in Resource Development in 2024 by Boys & Girls Clubs of America for her outstanding contributions in fundraising. Nina is active in the Manhattan Beach Rotary Club and has served as the International Chair, Vocational Chair, and Social Chair. Together with her husband, Nina has raised three boys in Manhattan Beach.
Don Abbe has 35 years of experience working in the private and nonprofit sector. He joined the Club in 2010 and ensures that every dollar is spent in the most efficient manner. Don works closely with auditors to make sure that our organization complies with all federal, state and local statutory requirements. He also ensures that all stakeholders get a complete and accurate assessment of the financial health of the organization. Don’s past nonprofit work experience includes working with the YMCA of Greater Seattle and Habitat for Humanity Los Angeles. He received a BS in Accounting and Business Management from the University of Washington. Don’s favorite Club program is Youth of the Year.