Our Story

Improving the education and well-being of Utah youth!
Every child deserves a chance to succeed.

Creating opportunities where each young person emerges a wise and healthier leader in society.

Afford every child the highest level of academic success

Provide critical resources to accelerate learning in schools

Cherish our youth as valued members of society

Create safe and social environments where “Love You!” is ever present

Our Founder

Pro Golfer Tony Finau with Coach Mac

Ron McBride was born on Oct. 14, 1939. He is a former football player and coach, serving as the head coach at the University of Utah from 1990 to 2002 and at Weber State University from 2005 to 2011. Coach Mac he led the Utes to the1992 Copper Bowl, the program’s first bowl appearance in 28 years. He took the Utes to six bowl games during his tenure.

Coach Mac is a native of Los Angeles, where he was an all-city football and baseball standout at South Gate High School. He graduated from San Jose State University where he played for the Spartans from 1959 to 1962 and served as team captain his senior year. He later played professionally with the San Jose Apaches of the USA league.

Coach Mac has over 50 years of coaching experience and working with youth and young men. He is passionate about education and giving all youth the resources needed to succeed in life.

Board of Directors

Annette Marquardt-Kimball

Kristin Murdock

Joni Dahle

Cappey Jones

Paul Richards

Tammy Sloan

Steve Condie

Kent Jones, M.D.

Jami Shaver

Nate Orchard

David James


Coach Ron McBride

Chairman of the Board

Jesse Boone


Ken Crawford

Vice President

Cash Knight



JoAnn Jacobsen-Wells

Executive Director

Kristine Schicker

Events and Fundraiser Coordinator