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In Memoriam Of A Dear Friend Todd Gutschow

We are saddened by the loss of our dear friend Todd Gutschow. Todd joined the Board of Directors in 2000 and remained on the Board even as he battled cancer. His impact on the organization and the youth we serve has been immeasurable.

Todd was not one to sit on the sidelines. He was quick to assume leadership roles and to do whatever was needed to move the organization forward. Todd served as Board Chair in 2003 – 2004. He also chaired several committees including the Technology, One Campaign and Resource Development committees. As Resource Development Chair, Todd saw a need to streamline how the organization was raising funds. He became the champion for the creation of one signature event. Under his leadership, the Club’s signature event, An Evening Of Changing Lives, was created. Todd chaired the first two years of the event, netting over $1,089,000 for the Club.

Todd received many accolades for his efforts:
  • Board Member of the Year (2014)
  • 10 Years of Service Award (2010)
  • Philanthropy Volunteer of the Year (with wife Mari in 2007)
  • Boys & Girls Club Medallion (2006)
  • Board Member of the Year (2005)
  • Rooms named after him and Mari at the Linda Vista Teen Center and the Sulpizio Family Branch
But if you knew Todd, you know that the accolades were not important to him. To him, it was all about the kids. He didn’t want the spotlight to be on him. He simply wanted the children of San Diego County to have hope and opportunity. He wanted to Change Lives. And he did.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that a donation be made to the Clubs in his honor.
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