The Newport Beach Police Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the residents of Newport Beach and the police employees. The Foundation seeks to improve the safety of people in Newport Beach and its surrounding communities by funding both community outreach programs and internal department programs. The fundamental goal is to increase awareness regarding our Foundation and to educate the public on how our police employees are bettering our community by making it a safer place to: Live, Work and visit. 501(c)(3) EIN number 46-3322480
Our mission at the NBPF
To achieve the Foundation’s goals and objectives all initiatives will be made possible through the efforts of our public and private relationships with businesses, civic leaders and citizens of Newport Beach. A primary goal of the our organization is to provide information that supports the Newport Beach Police, Sheriff, and Law enforcement. The NBPF primary focus is to congeal and strengthen the bonds between the public and active law enforcement.
Live, Work and visit.
Through these efforts, various initiatives are embraced to support the relationship between public and private entities; including business, civic, and citizenry of Newport Beach. We aim to be your resource that maximizes the safety of officers and residents. With your assistance, we fund the necessary training, procurement of equipment, while building the community outreach programs which are not yet provided for within the community. Thank you for taking the time to be here today, and welcome aboard!

OUR TEAM

Francisco J. Morales

DIRECTOR

Francisco is the CEO and co-founder of 5.11Tactical. He is an active business leader in the Orange County business community. In 2016 he received the Innovator of The Year Award by the OC Business Journal. He is also a member of the YPO California Coast Chapter in Newport Beach.

Francisco graduated with honors from the Thunderbird School of Global Management where he received his executive MBA. He also attended Jefferson University where he graduated cum laude and received his BS in Fashion Apparel Management. His passion for business and service has led him to be involve in various business ventures and he proudly serves on the board of several nonprofit Orange County based organizations.  Francisco is honored to serve the officers of the Newport Beach Police Department who so valiantly protect and serve our local community through the Newport Beach Police Foundation.

Kally Rapsey

DIRECTOR

Adept in organizational management and strategic communication, Kally Rapsey is a savvy political finance consultant. Kally’s business, serves it’s clients in various capacities including management of regional finance, as well as planning and program coordination.

Kally earned both a B.A. in Communication and a M.A. in Communication Management from the University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication. It was at USC that Kally won a NCAA Championship Title in Women’s Water Polo and was honored with the Tom Hansen award, which recognizes two student athletes from each institution in the PAC-12 based on the greatest combination of performance in sport and achievement in scholarship.

Kally was born and raised in Newport Beach, where she currently resides with her husband and two daughters. She is proud to give back to her community by serving on both the Newport Beach Police Foundation and the Newport Beach Foundation Boards. Additionally, she is a 2020 graduate from the notable Newport Beach Foundation’s Distinguished Citizens Program.

Kally has the greatest respect for the Newport Beach police and the role they play in the community. As such, she is very proud to support the officers through the Newport Beach Police Foundation.

Ruth Sanchez Kobayashi

SECRETARY

Ruth has lived in Newport Beach for 46 years and has been married to her husband, Don for 36 years.  They have two grown daughters.

Ruth graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in Communications, and  spent the next 20 years in the tech industry in sales for Xerox, DEC, Compaq, and Hewlett-Packard before retiring to become a full-time parent and volunteer. Her leadership and volunteer work has included serving on the Board of Directors at Mariners Christian School, and the PTA Board for Corona Del Mar High School. She also served on the Newport-Mesa Unified School District  Human Relations Task Force.  As a trusted advisor, Ruth enjoys serving her community by advocating for young people, assisting civic and educational leaders achieve their full potential, and caring for her neighborhood. She is a huge fan of the Newport Beach Police Department and is committed to supporting the officers through the Newport Beach Police Foundation.

Jock Marlo

BOARD MEMBER

Jock has been a resident of Newport Beach since 1994.  He and his wife Giselle have two children, who attended Our Lady Queen of Angels School, Harbor Day School, and Corona Del Mar High School.  They are now in college.

Jock is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer with Hyundai Mobis.    He has served on several community based boards including Knights of Columbus, CDM High School Sailing Team, and a Boy Scout Volunteer Parent leader with local Troop 90.  In addition to serving the local Newport Beach community, Jock enjoys rowing and boating in Newport Harbor.  

Jock is excited and proud to be able to support the Newport Beach Police Department as a board member of the Newport Beach Police Foundation.

Karen Yelsey

CHAIRPERSON

Karen Yelsey is a 44 year resident of Newport Beach where she and her husband, Arthur, raised their 3 children.  Karen graduated with a BA in Political Science from Tulane University and an MBA from the Wharton Business School.  She spent her early career at major consumer products companies including Hunt Wesson Foods and Neutrogena Corporation.

Karen left her corporate marketing career to focus on her children and became involved in public school related and extracurricular activities.  After years of volunteerism at many levels in local schools, she ran for Newport-Mesa School Board Trustee in 2006.  

Since then, Karen has served over 15 years on the school board, including 4 times as President.  She has been committed over this period to helping make NMUSD a desirable, safe and high achieving district for over 18,000 students and 3,500 employees.

Karen has worked closely with many Newport Beach School Resource Officers and is committed to the support of all members of the NBPD.