The COC Foundation is not directly affiliated with the Cerritos Optimist Club and does not take direction from the club.

However, the Club supports and raises funds for the COC Foundation.

COC Foundation Board 


President: Desmond Thompson    

Treasurer: Marty Flax

Terry Matz, Bob Arthur, Gary McHatton,

Bob Green, Marty Flax, Jack Evans, Jack Reidy, 

Richard Alegria, Mani Fernando

The COC Foundation supports the following:


Oratorical Contest

Childhood Cancer

Youth Appreciation

Essay Contest

Middle School STEM

Elementary School STEM

ABCUSD Foundation (Backpacks)

Middle School Track Meet

Tri-Star Basketball

Respect for Law

Optimist Youth Home

Junior Optimist International (JOI)

Christmas Needy Family Program

Halloween Trunk or Treat

Fedde International PTA


YMCA - Los Cerritos

Adult Transition Program

Boy Scouts of America

Clarendon Foundation

Community Family Guidance


Casa Youth Shelter

Speech and Language Development Shelter