(SEASIDE, Calif.) – The Boys & Girls Club of Monterey County (BGCMC) is pleased to welcome Robert Montgomery to their Board of Directors. Montgomery will take part in his first Board meeting Thursday, December 14th.
“I am excited to be joining an organization that cares so deeply about the youth of this county,” he said.
Montgomery brings a wealth of experience to the BGCMC Board, including his time in the military and his legal background. He graduated second in class at West Point before attending Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. Following a tour of duty as an infantry officer in Vietnam, and law school at Berkeley, he was assigned as Assistant to Army General Counsel at the Pentagon. After serving in a series of senior federal agency legal positions, he embarked on a 30-year career in private law practice in Washington, DC, ultimately retiring from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison in 2005.
His nonprofit experience includes service as a Monterey County CASA foster child advocate, a member of the Advisory Board for the Center for Non-proliferation Studies of the Monterey Institute for International Studies, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Big Sur Land Trust, where he served the last two years as Vice Chairman.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County (BGCMC) has played an integral role in the community for over 49 years. BGCMC operates Clubhouses in Seaside and Salinas, providing a safe haven for over 600 children and teens a day with programs that focus on Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, Good Character & Leadership. Club members are offered mentoring and guidance to maintain on-grade school progression, graduate from high school, and prepare for college and careers. Nearly 90% of the total budget comes from generous individuals, corporations and foundations. The Clubs are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. during summer and school breaks, and from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. when school is in session. Additional information is available at www.bgcmc.org or via phone at 831-394-5171.