Honoree: Mauricio Souza
Honored by: Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach
Cause Area: Youth Services
Since the Montage opened in 2003, it has been lending a hand to the work of the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach. A Montage employee named James Birmingham was on the Board of Directors, doing a wonderful job at the Club. He then passed the torch to Mauricio Souza, who shares the Montage leadership’s passion for positive youth development. Mauricio believes in giving children greater recognition for their contributions to society. They are the future, and it’s fantastic for them to be busy with safe and productive pursuits. For that reason, Mauricio leads the charge in finding more Board members, and taking care of the entire on-boarding process for them. He is an Executive Committee member as well, which doubles his investment of time in the Club. In that role, Mauricio has assisted us in forging a stronger budget, and using Montage best practices to make our organization run more like a business. This is important, as it helps us utilize all our resources as productively as possible. He also advises executive staff on professionalism. We are so grateful to Mauricio for his three and a half years of dedicated service. He has been an invaluable asset to the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach.