Variety the Children's Charity of Southern California Tent 25

Helping Kids in Southern California for over 80 Years

aka Variety of SoCal   |   Los Angeles, CA   |  http://www.varietysocal.org

Mission

Variety the Children's Charity of Southern California was founded in 1941 and exists to inspire hope, enrich lives and build a better future for children in need in our community. We fund organizations in Southern CA which serve children in 3 key areas: Health Care, Education and Mobility.

Ruling year info

1946

Executive Director

Ms. Elizabeth A. O'Neil

Main address

4601 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 260

Los Angeles, CA 90010 USA

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EIN

95-1330495

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

Community Foundations (T31)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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Education / Health Care / Mobility

Variety’s Education Grants provide underprivileged children and at-risk youth the programs necessary to pursue their education and dreams and overcome the barriers of poverty, poor performing schools and high levels of unemployment. Education grants fund early literacy programs, college scholarships, homework assistance, college prep, career readiness, art, music, science and technology workshops, sports and gang prevention counseling.
Variety’s Health Care Grants support early intervention programs for kids with learning disabilities; medical care and therapy for children who are victims of abuse and neglect, and help for kids and families facing homelessness. Variety sends hundreds of kids battling life-threatening illnesses to camp – to give them a break from the pain and chaos of treatments.
Variety’s Mobility Program provides confidence, freedom, and much-needed therapeutic exercise to children with disabilities by providing specially-designed adaptive bikes, strollers and other mobility equipment.

Population(s) Served

Variety of Southern California is the founder and primary supporter of The Variety Boys & Girls Club of Boyle Heights. The recently renovated Club is thriving and serving more kids than ever with leadership development programs, tutoring and mentoring, recreation, sports and aquatics programs, arts and crafts, a computer learning center and library, social recreation and college scholarships The Club is a safe haven where our children can learn, grow and hope.

Population(s) Served

An important part of Variety's MOBILITY Program is providing specially-designed adaptive bikes for children with disabilities. These bikes are not covered by insurance and often out of reach financially for families caring for children with special needs. Many of these children cannot walk on their own, so when they receive a bike specially designed for their needs, it provides valuable exercise as well as allowing a child to experience the pure joy of riding a bike with their family and friends.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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Financials

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Variety the Children's Charity of Southern California Tent 25

Board of directors
as of 06/30/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. John C. Hall

Allison Fullmer

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Barbara Dretzke

Marketing Consultant

Branden Miller

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Brett Fellman

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Cami Martinez

Vision Media

Dale Davison

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Eric Tabak

Vision Media

Greg Washer

Halo Promotions

Janelle Mitchell

Consultant

Mary Beth Garber

Audio Talent

Michael Alvarez Jr.

Vision Events

Mike Polydoros

Lionsgate Entertainment

Patricia Gonzalez

Paramount Pictures

Rick Olson

Olson Visual

Ricky Jefferson

NBC Universal

Robert Macias

Metropolitan Theatres

Spencer Klein

Netflix

Steve Bunnell

Alamo Drafthouse

Shane Mang

Spin Master Toys

Nikki Daniel

Mark Anderson

Eric Carr

Universal Pictures

Shelly Kratzer

Ania Wojcieszynska

United Artists Releasing

Cary Silvera

Warner Bros.

Susie Cotliar

Walt Disney Studios

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/2/2022

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Leadership

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White/Caucasian/European
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Female

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