Community In Focus
June, 2017 - Issue #153

SCV Senior Center
New Building Campaign Needs your Help

Numerous local and regional dignitaries, as well as key members of Santa Clarita Valley Committee on Aging's (SCVCOA) board of directors, over a dozen SCV seniors, campaign donors and public supporters gathered at the future location of the new Santa Clarita Senior Center last month for the public launch of the building's capital campaign to raise the final $2.3 million.

Campaign Co-chair Todd Stevens welcomed guests to the 2.5-acre newly-developed site located on Golden Valley Road. The site will be home to a brand-new 30,000-square-foot two-story Senior Center. SCVCOA Board Member Dr. Christopher Avelino explained how the new SCV Senior Center will be an essential component of a healthy community. "Our current Senior Center serves more than 10,000 local seniors annually, but there are only five bathroom stalls and two classrooms...we have a pressing need to grow." Kevin MacDonald, executive director of the SCV Senior Center, agrees. "We are planning for the next three decades," said MacDonald. "We're creating a place where everyone will want to go. We're not just building a Center - we're building a future."

The project has been in the works for about half a decade, said Campaign Co-chair Peggy Rasmussen, before revealing that $1.425 million in private funds has been pledged to the Campaign or counted as cash received. "We have $2.3 million to go out of the total cost of $11.4 million; it's a very doable number." Donations can be made online at; mailing a check payable to SCVCOA-Building Fund (Memo: Capital Campaign) to 22900 Market Street, Santa Clarita, CA 91321; calling in a credit card donation to the SCV Senior Center (259-9444) or working with Executive Director MacDonald to arrange gifts of stock, securities and more (259-9444, extension 123). Building naming opportunities, commemorative plaques and more are available and donations are tax deductible.

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Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley Story

It's time for the Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club 46th Annual Benefit Auction on Saturday, June 3 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia on Town Center Drive. "Vegas, Baby" will entertain and delight in the sights and sounds of themed entertainment complete with silent and live auctions. Nearly 2,400 local young people ages 7 to 17 rely on the Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club, a place where they learn and grow. With two locations, the club provides tutoring and homework help, daily programming geared toward academics, healthy lifestyles, character and leadership development, along with a variety of art and technology programs. Through your generosity, the Boys & Girls Club will continue to build a brighter future for the children of the Santa Clarita Valley. To support their mission, visit

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