Youth Enrichment Fund

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The Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce is proud of its youth and education programs. Although Santa Fe Springs is primarily an industrial city, the resident youth population benefits from a dedicated Chamber of Commerce and City that pride themselves on their commitment to education. The Choices program, the Destiny Scholarship program, mentoring, Future Business Leaders...these programs and more create a steady stream of involvement in our youth's lives.

For more information about these programs, please contact the Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce at (562) 944-1616 or E-mail our Youth Services Coordinator.


Executive Committee

Sharon Wu
YEF President

Roquemore, Pringle & Moore, Inc.
6055 E. Washington Blvd., Ste. 500 Commerce, CA 90040

(323) 724-3117 x306

Patricia Kotze
Chamber President

Diversified Risk Management, Inc.
9845 Painter Ave., Unit B
Whittier, CA 90605

(562) 319-0411

Susan Crowell
Chamber President-Elect

HealthFirst Medical Group
13440 E. Imperial Hwy.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

(562) 926-3440

Diego Torres
V.P. Public Affairs

UTC Aerospace Systems
11120 S. Norwalk Blvd.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

(562) 906-7372

Jennifer Bevington
V.P. Member Services

The Bicycle Hotel & Casino
888 Bicycle Casino Drive
Bell Gardens, CA 90201

(562) 806-4646

Wendy Meador
V.P. Youth Enrichment Fund

Tangram Interiors
9200 Sorensen Ave.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

(562) 365-5322 (direct)

Liz Buckingham

Friendly Hills Bank
12070 Telegraph Road Ste 100
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

(562) 236-8888

Kathie Fink
Chief Executive Officer

SFS Chamber of Commerce
12016 E. Telegraph Rd. Ste. 100
Santa Fe Springs 90670

(562) 944-1616 x105


Ray Cruz

City of Santa Fe Springs
11710 East Telegraph Road
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

(562) 868-0511

William Rounds

Councilmember, City of SFS
11710 Telegraph Road
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

(562) 868-0511


Debbie Baker
Simpson Advertising, Inc.

P O Box 2464
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

(562) 949-9780 x2

Darryl Blunk
Apffels Coffee

12115 Pacific St.
PO Box 2506
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670-0505

(562) 309-0447

Lisa Boyajian
Ansa Insurance Services

1370 Brea Blvd., Suite 100
Fullerton, CA 92835
Mailing - PO Box 5525
Fullerton, CA 92838

(714) 680-5900

Mike Foley
Cushman & Wakefield of California, Inc.

970 W. 190TH Street, Suite 550
Torrance, CA 90502

(310) 525-1920 (direct)

Paul Hesse
Penta Pacific Properties

9500 Norwalk Blvd.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

(562) 699-1922

Joanne Klemm
Comet Employment Agency

14831 Whittier Blvd., Ste. 101
Whittier, CA 90605

(562) 945-3081

Rick Landis
Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet

13963 Alondra Blvd.
Santa Fe Springs, CA. 90670

(562)921-4359 x 108
FAX: 562/921-1706

Fred Latham

11950 Mayes St.
La Mirada, CA 90638

(562) 947-1991

Daniel J. McMillan

Gateway Plaza
300 North Lake Avenue, Ste. 900
Pasadena, CA 91101

(626) 564-6808

Moshe Sassover
Golden Springs Development Co.

13116 Imperial Hwy.
Santa Fe Springs 90670

(562) 921-3581

Bill Struett
Triangle Distributing Co.

12065 Pike St
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

(562) 463-2642

Tom Summerfield
Cascade Pump Company

10107 Norwalk Blvd
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

(562) 946-1414

The Santa Fe Springs Chamber Youth Enrichment Fund is Dedicated to Providing Programs for the Youth of Santa Fe Springs.

Destiny Scholarship

The mission of the scholarship is to provide an opportunity to change a student’s direction in life, or their “destiny”. To date, we have awarded $475,000 and changed the destiny of 25 students.

Powell Grant

A $2,500 scholarship is awarded annually to recognize talented students who are actively pursuing careers in the Arts.
Awards have been granted to students studying music, writing,
graphic design, poetry, art, theater and film.

Mentor Program

Through activities such as Job Shadow Day, College Visits, and Business Breakfasts, students gain experience and are exposed to reliable role models in professional environments while developing interpersonal skills learning about life and business. Over 1,500 students have benefited from this invaluable program.


®Trained Chamber Members have made classroom visits to 1,200 freshman students yearly since 2000. Students learn the importance of their academic and personal decisions and the impact these “choices” will make on their future career options.

Future Business Leader

This student leadership business training program enriches the student’s transition into the business world and encourages involvement after graduation.

Youth Education Commitee

Educators and Business People from the community meet once a month and work on projects to enhance education and student’s transition into the working world through essay contests, poster contests, panel discussions, assemblies and company tours.


Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors

Rhodes Scholar Sponsor
4th District L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn
Golden Springs Development Company
Triangle Distributing Company
Doctorate Sponsor
City of Santa Fe Springs
HealthFirst Medical Group
PIH Health
Tangram Interiors
Graduate Sponsor
Agri-Turf Distributing, LLC
Air Products
Bless Tire Inc.
Comet Employment Agency
Baker Commodities Inc.
Coory Engineering
CR&R Waste & Recycling Services
E. Jordan Brookes Co., Inc.
UTC Aerospace System
Kevin & Lisa Waston
Republic Services
Simpson Advertising, Inc.
Bumble Bee Foods
City of Santa Fe Springs
Cosby Oil Company
Michael & Denise Foley
Golden Springs Development Company
HealthFirst Medical Group
HTS Environmental Services
Linda & Fred Latham
PDQ Rentals
PIH Health
Rotary Club of Santa Fe
Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet
Solaris Paper, Inc.
Tom and Pam Summer2eld
Tangram Interiors
Masters Sponsor
Bicycle Hotel & Casino
Serv-Wel Disposal & Recycling
Stifel - Daniel J. McMillan
Whittier Union High School District