The Ben Carlson Memorial & Scholarship Foundation was formed to leverage Ben Carlson's legacy through doing positive work in his memory. Taking into consideration the things that truly mattered to Ben, your donations will proudly support the Safety and Scholarships as noted below.




This past March, of 2019, we held the First Annual SoCal Water Safety Summit (SCWSS), and we’re so proud of the overwhelming turnout and the positive feedback that many of the attendees expressed! The idea behind the summit was to host a collaborative conference aimed at reducing drowning and aquatic Injuries. We had over 150 first responders, medical professionals and data analysts in attendance to connect and exchange information. By popular demand we are beginning to plan the the 2nd Annual SCWSS, tentatively scheduled for March of 2020. Learn More.



Ben was an incredibly bright and hard working student. We reward 2 students annually, who embody Ben's characteristics, with significant scholarship packages valued at over $10,000. As of 2019, the BCMSF has awarded $90,000 to student scholarships.


The BCMSF is a DBA of the Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard Foundation,

a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.