Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley (Mesa, AZ)


  • Name:Ms. Michelle Duenas
  • Title:Grants Manager

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley
  • Address:2602 W. Baseline Road, Suite 25
    Mesa, AZ 85202
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:480 820 3688
  • Main fax:480 820 4093

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  • Mission:
  • To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

  • Overview:
  • Our vision is to be the premier provider of youth services reaching all youth and teens in the communities we serve.

    Our objective is to provide a world-class Club Experience at each of our Clubs that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.

    Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley serves youth and teens across the vast east valley area, from our Gila River-Komatke Branch in Laveen to our Globe Branch in Globe. We have 12 Clubhouses in 9 communities: Apache Junction, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, East Mesa, Guadalupe, Gila River-Komatke, Gila River-Sacaton, North Tempe, Tempe, Queen Creek and Globe. We served over 36,000 youth and teens in calendar year 2014. Our total registered membership for 2014 was 10,560 members.

    Our Formula for Impact consists of taking young people and teens who need us most, providing an outcome-driven Club experience, which results in realizing our priority outcomes of Academic Success (members graduate from high school ready for college, trade school, military or employment), Good Character & CItizenship (members are engaged citizens involved in the community, registered to vote and modeling good character), and Healthy Lifesyles (members adopt a healthy diet, practice healthy lifestyle choices and make lifelong commitments to fitness). The outcome-driven Club experience consists of the Five Key Elements of Success (safe/positive environment, fun, supportive relationships with caring adult professionals, opportunities and expectations and recognition), high-yield learning activities, targeted programs, and regular attendance. These are the necessary components to impact lives and prepare youth and teens for success.

    Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley offers programs in five Core Program Areas: Character & Leadership Development, Education & Career Development, Health & Life Skills, The Arts, and Sports, Fitness & Recreation. Impact is demonstrated in three priority outcomes: Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles.

    In the past five years, thousands of Arizona, Maricopa, Pinal and Gila County, East Valley Community families have been in survival mode to keep their existing jobs and many have taken an additional job or jobs at a lower wage and responsibility to generate revenue in an effort to keep their homes/housing and to provide for the basic commodities in life. During these challenging times for us all, BGCEV’s demand for programs and services by families for their children escalates. Our average daily attendance during the school year has grown dramatically to 1,400 daily, and during our Summer Day Camp program, we serve 1,300 members daily.

    Just last year, of the almost 11,000 Club members, BGCEV provided 7,000 fee waivers for annual membership dues which are a nominal $25 per year. This past Summer Day Camp and After School Program fiscal year, program fees of over $328,000 were waived to accommodate children and families who simply needed the programs and services and had no financial resources to pay for these services.

  • History:
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America was founded in 1860 in Hartford, Connecticut, as the Boys Club, when a group of women opened up their homes to boys on the streets who needed a positive place to be, providing food and activities for the boys. This was during the Industrial Revolution when children were not engaged in schools, but were working in factories as well as running the streets. In 1906, Boys Clubs of America was born, as the organization became a federated group, offciially operating in Boston, Massachusetts. Now, over 100 years later, Boys & Girls Clubs of America serves 4.2 million youth and teens throughout the country and on US military bases throughout the world, in 4,000 Clubhouses. Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley is an autonomous organization that has membership in good standing with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley is one of the leading Boys & Girls Club organizations in the country

    In 1963, a group of concerned citizens in Tempe formed the Tempe Boys Clubs. Since that time, the Tempe Boys Club has grown to become Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley, comprised of eleven branches throughout the East Valley (Tempe, Mesa, Guadalupe, Queen Creek, Gilbert, Chandler, Apache Junction and Gila River Indian Community). In 1980, the Tempe Boys Club merged with the Tempe Girls Club. This was a decade before Boys Clubs of America merged with Girls Clubs of America! We officially became Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley in 1985, with the merger of the Chandler Boys & Girls Club. Currently, we have almost 11,000 registered members and serve over 36,000 youth and teens annually.

    Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley was the first organization in the state of Arizona to open Boys & Girls Clubs on Native American soil. We were also the first organization in the state to have a female Chairperson on our Board of Directors. We were the first organization in the state to have stand-alone Teen Centers and ICCN Labs (Intel Computer Clubhouse Network labs). We were the first organization in the state to win a national Technology award. We are the only organization in the state to have two National Youth of the Year winners (2002 and 2010). We also were the first organization in the country to open our own Charter School. We have benefited from visionary leaders who have led the way for Boys & Girls Clubs in the state of Arizona.

    In our 52 year history, we have served tens of thousands of youth and teens- we have saved lives, impacted lives, improved lives and enhanced lives of youth and teens from all backgrounds, races and social classes. We have fulfilled and continue to fulfill our mission of enabling our members to be productive, caring and responsible citizens.

  • Year established:1963
  • Endowment:Unknown

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Mike Neill,
    Fred Alderson
    Tripp Biggers
    Justin Beam
    Chris Brenner
    Alan Detata
    Robert Dilzer
    Freddie Dobbins
    Kjersten Dockery
    Alfredo Dreyfus
    Janet Gilbert
    Lisa George
    Joe O'Donnell
    Greg Patterson
    Angela Prestinario
    Deborah Walden-Ralls
    Andrew Reese
    Dewan Simon
    Elyse Tenney

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Ramon Elias, President & CEO

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Dennis Marcello, VP of Development
    Bob Liming, Director of Development
    Cindy Zak, Director of Operations
    Swati Webb, Director of Finance
    C Michelle Duenas, Grants Manager


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
  • Tax ID:86-0550646

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:860550646
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:2602 W BASELINE RD STE 25
  • Organization City:MESA
  • Organization State:AZ
  • Organization Zip:85202-5463
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:November, 1986
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):321
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Boys Club, Little League, etc.
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:
  • Asset Amount:$10,441,375
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$8,338,991
  • Income Code:7 ($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$7,776,629
  • Last Updated:3/21/2018 6:56:46 pm

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