John C. Herklotz (1924-2019)

December 31, 2019 | Blog, OCBF News

JOHN C. HERKLOTZ – HAS BEEN OUR GENEROUS BENEFACTOR for decades. He recently passed, but his generosity and giving legacy lives on. John lived a full life and we were so fortunate to call him a friend.

John’s charitable undertakings were vast and included numerous nonprofits, colleges, hospitals and community efforts as well as his role as financial contributor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of American Happenings. We were so fortunate that for over two decades, John has donated significant support to Project Youth OCBF as our major golf sponsor. The tournament is appropriately named to honor John’s support “Project Youth OCBF John C. Herklotz Golf Classic.” In 2002, he provided a $150,000 challenge grant to our Sam Barnes Campaign to help us ensure the success of our efforts to fund a reserve account to support our education, diversion and health programs. Perhaps closest to John’s heart is the creation of the Dale Melbourne Conference Center, which is named for John’s beloved wife. The Center is located on the University of California at Irvine campus, which is also the home of the Herklotz Research Facility. 

Rest in Peace John


[pictured from left, PY OCBF Board Member Mike Maguire and John Herklotz]