Orangewood Foundation

We’ve raised $334,134

Crystal Burckle

Team Lennar

Support me as I take on the Challenge for former foster youth and their educational goals!  I've already covered my race costs, so your entire donation goes toward Orangewood Foundation’s educational support that includes college scholarships, mentorships, and more! Together, we can help Orangewood prepare foster and community youth to reach their greatest potential!  The event is going to be a true test of my physical and mental abilities. While you can’t help me with that, you can help me achieve my fundraising goal. Making a donation is a lot easier than participating in the race!

On September 15th, I am competing in the 3rd Annual Orangewood Adventure Challenge to raise money for educational support for former foster youth. Along with my three teammates, I will be running, mountain biking, kayaking, and completing a few surprise elements over a 25-mile course on Catalina Island. For this event, each Challenger makes a $2,000 tax-deductible donation to Orangewood Foundation and is asked to raise an additional $8,000 for Orangewood through sponsorships from family, friends and colleagues.

If at all possible, please consider sponsoring me and contributing to the great work of Orangewood Foundation. More details on Orangewood are below. A donation of any amount will be appreciated.


Orangewood Foundation is one of the leading providers of services to current and former foster youth. Its mission is to prepare foster and community youth to reach their greatest potential. They help almost 2,000 foster and community youth annually prepare for independent adulthood.

Without guidance, encouragement and resources these teens are unprepared to make the transition from foster care to self-sufficient adulthood. Within 18 months 40-50% become homeless and unemployed. Orangewood programs focus on four critical areas: health & wellness, housing, life skills & employment, and education. They meet a broad array of needs: from groceries and a hot meal, to transitional housing, to life skills workshops and employment leads, to our innovative Samueli Academy charter high school and scholarships for college and graduate school. Click here to read more about the four service areas.


Beyond the programs, for thousands of youth in our community Orangewood means “family,” “opportunity” and “hope.”

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DONATIONS / Messages of Support

Jeff Hipp $500 9/6/2018 So Proud of You !!!! You Go Girl.
Ted Miyake $500 9/6/2018
Ted Miyake $50 9/6/2018 So impressed by your commitment!
Crummack Huseby Property Management, Inc. $100 9/6/2018 Go, Crystal!!
Wolfgang Wirthgen $500 9/6/2018
Fred Greve $200 9/6/2018 Crystal- Best of luck, and a very worthy cause! Let me know how you do. -Fred Greve
Rebecca Caresio $100 9/6/2018 You go girl...This sounds amazing and we know you are going to be awesome!
Cindy and Jeremy Parness $250 9/6/2018
Jeff Roos $2,000 9/6/2018 Race Entry Sponsorship
Ken Niemerski $100 9/7/2018 52 Dawnwood
Todd Schmieder $100 9/10/2018
Steve Baugh $100 9/10/2018
Linda Litavis $250 9/10/2018
Barbara Walder $1,000 9/11/2018 Go Crystal!!! This is an amazing challenge and I admire you so much for taking it on.
Todd Brown $50 9/11/2018 Good Luck Crystal, hope you and your team do well.
Dennis Boratynec $250 9/11/2018
Cathy Tran $250 9/11/2018
Joseph Lambert $50 9/11/2018
Dave Hart $1,000 9/11/2018 We are glad to be a part of supporting you and this great cause.
Patrick Murphy $1,000 9/11/2018 We couldn't be more honored to again sponsor such a worthy cause for such a worthy person as Crystal and Team as Lennar Thank you for including us and God Bless Orangewood and all of you! Pat
Doug McCormick $200 9/11/2018
Clark Crump $100 9/11/2018 Good Luck on your Run, sounds like fun
Maureen Cougnet $250 9/11/2018
Richard Arthur $100 9/11/2018 Good luck
Plumbing Concepts, Inc. $125 9/12/2018
Trina Richards $125 9/13/2018
Kamal Karam $4,000 9/13/2018
Ilia Sarad $100 9/13/2018 Go faster and don't look back!!
William Hezmalhalch $1,000 9/13/2018
gregory mcguff $250 9/14/2018
Jonathan Jaffe $2,000 9/14/2018 Go team Lennar - Bring it home!!
Alex Garza $25 9/14/2018 Pacific Sunbelt Mortgage and I are happy to support such a great cause.
John Olivier $250 9/17/2018
Jeannette Laws $100 9/26/2018

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