Orangewood Foundation

We’ve raised $232,656

Katie Zinn

Team WD Over 40

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 2nd Annual 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

Layton and Katie Bowles $250 7/13/2017
Colleen Gardner $250 7/13/2017
Antoinio DeLucia $250 7/13/2017
Karlene Haq $250 7/19/2017
Nicole McInerney $100 7/25/2017
Gary and Dawna Delong $250 7/26/2017
Karlin LaPorta $150 7/26/2017
Julee Stover $150 7/26/2017
Cammie Cassiano $125 7/26/2017
Donald Zinn $100 7/26/2017
Erin Easthope $150 7/27/2017
Kimberlee Daugherty $50 7/27/2017
Jenny Choi $200 7/27/2017
Jeffrey Joyce $250 7/31/2017
Steven Kraemer $200 7/31/2017
Rebecca Matta $150 7/31/2017
Brian Witjer $125 7/31/2017
Roland Scott $100 7/31/2017
Tiffany Ohno $200 7/31/2017
Chris Geer $150 7/31/2017
Susan White $100 7/31/2017
Sarah Ehmann $150 7/31/2017
Kristen Forman $150 7/31/2017
Carlos De Lucia $250 7/31/2017
Mary Beth Swerdloff $125 7/31/2017
Daniel Thompson $1,000 8/24/2017
Stan Tarbell $250 8/29/2017
Jeremy Lipshy $25 8/28/2017
Ara Anoshiravani $33 9/5/2017
Stephanie Arm $50 9/11/2017
Bina Patel $51 9/11/2017
Marshall Solomon $125 9/12/2017

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