Orangewood Foundation

We’ve raised $232,656

Chris Simonsen

Team Orangewood

Support me as I take on the Challenge for former foster youth who want to attend college!  I've already covered my race costs, so your entire donation goes toward Orangewood Foundation college scholarships.  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!


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On September 16th, I am competing in the 2017 Orangewood Adventure Challenge to raise money for college scholarships 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

Joe Lozowski $2,000 8/10/2017
Tom Reul $250 8/10/2017
Keith Duggan $1,500 8/10/2017
Roger Torriero $1,000 8/11/2017 Break a leg.
Adam Horowitz $500 8/11/2017 Get after it!
Brett Bittel $2,000 8/11/2017
Kevin Simonsen $500 8/14/2017
Chris Scheithauer $500 8/16/2017
Daniel Foster $500 8/16/2017
William Healey $50 8/16/2017
William Healey $1,000 8/16/2017
Bob Bartholomew $2,000 8/17/2017 Enjoy and don't worry about your time. Just make it over the finish line alive!
Timothy Patten $1,000 8/21/2017
John and Leslie Stumpf $1,000 8/21/2017
Lloyd Benedetti $300 8/21/2017 Good luck!
Anonymous $1,000 8/21/2017
Root Marketing, Inc. $50 8/22/2017
McDermott Will & Emery $1,000 8/23/2017
Jeffrey Prokop $200 8/24/2017
Ken Keller $50 8/24/2017
Ken Keller $200 8/24/2017
Hiroshi Yamamoto $100 8/24/2017
Joe Rumsey $100 8/25/2017
William Thormahlen $1,000 8/25/2017
David Ferrera $1,000 8/29/2017 You can do it!!
Deryl Robinson $150 9/5/2017 Good luck! Thanks for doing this!
Robert Siglock $100 9/5/2017
Gene Howard $100 9/5/2017
Gregg Miller $1,000 9/7/2017

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