Mike & Jacquelyne Love
Mike and Jacquelyne Love have a long and inspiring history of philanthropy and have incorporated it into every aspect of their professional and personal lives.
Mike Love, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is the lead singer and a founding member of The Beach Boys and longtime supporter of environmental and educational causes. Jacquelyne Love is a businesswoman, accomplished philanthropist, interior designer and fashion designer.
In 1990, Mike Love was the first artist to respond to President George H.W. Bush’s call for service as part of the thousand Points of Light initiative, and later performed at the inaugural celebration of The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards in 2019 where he and Jacquelyne served on the steering committee.
More than 20 years later, he continues his commitment to young people. For his work in continued education, Love was the recipient of the 2013 Seven Generations Award by City Year, a national education organization that identifies students at risk and encourages them to reach their full potential through mentorship. He is also a founding member of the Surfrider Foundation and a longtime supporter of environmental causes.
In 2010, Mike Love contributed to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s ‘More Hope for The Holidays’ album with vocals on “Closing of the Year” as well as contributing his self-penned “Santa’s Goin’ To Kokomo.” He performed a benefit concert for the foundation for the Children of the Californias, raising $1 million to support the expansion of three new surgical suites. During a 50th reunion tour, Love, alongside the Beach Boys, partnered with Operation Smile to raise funds for those in need of cleft lip and palate repair surgeries. In 2013, the Beach Boys partnered with City Year to highlight the organization’s work during every concert and encourage donations to its education-focused mission.
In 1998, Jacquelyne became the manager of The Beach Boys and Mike Love, overseeing all aspects of the business including touring, music publishing, music development, marketing, public relations, merchandise development and the solo recording projects of Mike Love. Jacquelyne became the legacy keeper for the live performance of The Beach Boys. She quickly created a culture of family, philanthropy, efficiency and love into the brand which led to the most successful touring years of The Beach Boys. The Beach Boys paired music with philanthropy under Jacquelyne’s management, organizing concerts for the benefit of various charities in their fundraising goals.
For several years, Mike and Jacquelyne’s fundraising efforts were focused on access to clean water in India and Africa by supporting WaterHealth International. Through various initiatives including offering a custom scarf that was sold at concerts as part of The Beach Boys’ merchandise offerings, over $500,000 were raised, which went directly to building clean, safe and affordable water access points in communities serving hundreds of thousands of people. Ultimately, seven clean water facilities in India were built, which were managed solely by the women of the communities where they were installed.
Jacquelyne sees The Beach Boys as a pathway to pairing music and philanthropy, bringing resources to historically underserved people and communities. Her philosophy led The Beach Boys “Good Vibrations” Cruise in 2022 partnering with Sophie’s Place and in 2023 partnering with Feeding America as beneficiaries of cruise auctions and donations.