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 following causes as the BCMSF Board of Advisors decide. Thank you for your generous contributions to the "4-S" below!



Ben was an incredibly bright and hard working student. Our goal is to reward 2 students annually, who embody Ben's characteristics, with significant scholarship packages valued at over $10,000.



We are currently articulating informative ocean water safety programs through creative marketing materials. Our goal is to be actively involved with local schools to educate children about respecting the ocean as well as to support under resourced lifeguard programs. 



Stoke is a program that targets under resourced youth programs. Our goal is to financially support causes that could bring a glimmer of hope to the lives of children in need. Share the stoke!


This goal has been achieved!  go visit the statue at the base of the Newport Beach Pier!
70 Newport Pier, Newport Beach, CA 92663

The concept behind the design was to create a stoic and iconic figure over looking the water that Ben so proudly protected for 15 years. It is not only a tribute to Ben's heroism, but it serves as a symbol of respect for lifeguards everywhere.  We also hope that this statue will forever be a reminder of the respect that the ocean ahead deserves. 

We are eternally grateful to the community who supported this effort. #BenDidGo


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

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