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About Us

United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County (UBGC) is a non-profit youth development agency and serves children ages 5-18 years old, from 10 locations across Santa Barbara County. UBGC is a member of the national organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Our mission is “to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens” and we place an emphasis on BGCA’s Formula for Impact making sure our programs help youth achieve three priority outcomes: Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles. The Formula for Impact take youth who need us most and incorporate outcome driven Club experiences to meet our priority outcomes. In 2001, UBGC consolidated as one organization serving communities in Carpinteria, Westside Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Lompoc; and manages Camp Whittier, a 55-acre residential camp, in the Santa Ynez mountains near Lake Cachuma. As of 2017 UBGC expanded serves to Buellton. UBGC oversees a budget of over 3 million dollars raised from individual and corporate contributions, foundation and government grants, special events and program service fees.

Board of Directors


Tony Vallejo, President
Louise Cruz, Treasurer
Carol Del Ciello, Secretary
Pete Muzinich
Melissa Gough
Dave Messner
Clay Murdy
John Petote
Rich Ridgway
Angel Sugleris
Eloy Ortega
Mike Lopez
Chris Lueck
Luke Phillips
Javier Quezada
Jeff Omdahl
Ben Scott


Advisory Board of Directors


Jim Crook – Chair
John Balch
Jeff Barens
Ed Birch
Sheriff Bill Brown
Jeff Henley
Virgil Elings
Judith Hopkinson
Angel Iscovich
Robert Lieff
Peter MacDougall
Angel Martinez
Tom Parker
Howard Rochestie
Mike Sheldon
Jay Smith
Gary St. Denis
Anne Towbes
Monte Wilson
Palmer Jackson Jr.
Dana Newquist

Leadership Team


Chief Executive Officer

Director of Special Events

Major Gifts Director


Carpinteria Unit

Club Director


Goleta Unit

Club Director

Assistant Club Director


Lompoc Unit

Club Director

Assistant Club Director


Westside Unit

Club Director

Assistant Club Director


Buellton Unit

Club Director


Meet our Community Partners

UBGC’s community partners support our mission “to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens” through quality programming and outcome driven Club experiences. A special thank you to our Make a Difference partners who strive to make a county-wide impact in each of our Clubs.

Make A Difference Partners


Leadership Ring – $50,000



Director’s Society – $25,000



Corporate Donor – $24,000

Corporate Donor – $15,000

Montecito Bank and Trust


Mentor’s Club – $10,000

Carol Del Ciello



General Partners


Club Rentals

UBGC’s Clubs have a variety of space available to host your next event or meeting. Our gymnasium is also available for sporting events, weddings, birthday parties and dances. For availability, contact our Club Directors:

Carpinteria Unit Club Director:  – Phone: 805-684-1568

Goleta Unit Club Director: – Phone: 805-967-1612

Westside Unit Club Director: – Phone: 805-966-2811

Lompoc Unit Club Director: – Phone: 805-736-4978

Interim Camp Whittier Director:
Priscilla Hernandez– Phone: 805-962-6776