Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena Welcomes New CEO, Lisa Cavelier

Published : Friday, December 7, 2018 | 3:42 PM

The Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena is pleased to announce the hiring of Lisa Cavelier as its new Chief Executive Officer. Lisa’s expertise in Pasadena-based community organizations, fundraising and her strong leadership skills make her the perfect candidate to shepherd the 81-year-old iconic organization into its next chapter.

“We are delighted to have Lisa on board with the Club and excited to work with her toward growing the Club and offering the best possible programs for the kids in our community,” said Board Chair, Brian Spaulding.

With a nonprofit management career spanning more than 25 years, Cavelier’s history includes stints as an assistant to the US Ambassador to France; Executive Director of the Nancy Reagan Foundation; Chief Operating Officer for the California Art Club; Vice President of Guest Services for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles; and most recently, Director of Collaborate PASadena.

For ten years, she was the President of Cavelier Productions, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in marketing, organizational development, public relations, and event management.

During that time she managed projects around Pasadena including with nonprofit organizations Day One, PEF, Junior League of Pasadena, as well as the City of Pasadena and the PUSD. She has been an active volunteer in both Pasadena and South Pasadena, serving repeatedly as PTA President, and sitting on multiple boards and committees for more than 20 years.

Cavalier took the helm of the Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena in November and said she is excited to lead “such an established and well-respected organization that serves the children and youth of this area. There is a very strong board and staff team in place, making the possibilities for the future boundless.”

Since 1937, the mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena has been to enable all children and youth in the community, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, healthy, and responsible citizens. The Club promotes the health, education, social, vocational, and character development of boys and girls, ages 6 to 18, and helps improve the lives of these children by helping them build self-assurance and develop leadership skills while reinforcing positive values.

The Boys & Girls Club operates two sites in Pasadena: Slavik Branch at 3230 East Del Mar Blvd.; and Mackenzie-Scott Branch at 2020 North Fair Oaks Avenue. The Club serves (through membership and outreach) 4,000 community youth year-round from Pasadena and the nearby communities of South Pasadena, Alhambra, San Marino, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, La Canada, La Crescenta, Montrose, and Glendale.

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