Child Guardians, Inc. is a nonprofit organization, exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Our organization is also classified as a public charity under sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions to our organization are deductible under section 170 of the Code, and we are qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code.  For question, please call the Internal Revenue Service at 1-877-829-5500.


Adopted April 13, 2012

The mission of Child Guardians, Inc. is to help abused, neglected, or abandoned children through its direct funding of children’s needs, and through support of organizations serving these children in the Florida counties of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton.

We pursue our mission by developing and managing our resources, enabling us to: directly fund educational, social, physical, medical, and/or clothing needs of these children; promote community awareness of these children’s needs; and assist with the recruitment, retention and support of volunteers serving these children.

Contact us by e-mail: childguardians@beaguardian.org

Child Guardians, Inc.

Executive Board Members

President – Kim Telhiard
Vice President – Maika Varias
Treasurer – Lori Potts
Secretary – Mary Bush
Past President – Steve Allen

Board Members

Steve Allen
Mary Bush
Carol Calfee
Veronica De-Voe Goldsmith
Sam Mathews
Lori Potts
Lon Roberts
Kim Telhiard
Mark Telhiard
Maika Varias
Andrea Wallace
Cary Willcox

Advisory Board Members

Kaffey Hinds
Lee Hinds
Sue Markham
Vicky Schlenker
Lisa Bernau
Lillie Fuller
Diane Gup
Jim Hendricks
Sharon Hess-Herrick
Philomena Madden
Tanya Nelson
Ed Marsch
Katherine Teegarden