Jim Minarik was awarded the John Cosh Leadership Award at the Boys & Girls Club of Vista’s (BGCV) holiday celebration in December. Jim, who recently retired as CEO for Directed Electronics, has served as a trustee for the BGCV Foundation since 2002. Through his efforts with Directed Electronics and their charitable arm Forte for Children, they have granted over $620,000 to BGCV as well as helped raise matching funds to support club programs at five sites in Vista and Oceanside. Forte for Children has given over four million dollars to local organizations that serve disadvantaged youth. BGCV was the first grant recipient of Directed Electronics/Forte for Children due to Jim’s efforts.

The John Cosh Leadership Award, named after BGCV’s first president, is the highest achievement at BGCV. It is awarded to a BGCV board member or foundation trustee that has shown exceptionally dedicated service to the club. Learn more at www.bgcvista.org.