Orangewood Foundation

We’ve raised $334,134

Katie Zinn

Team WD Over 40

Support me as I take on the Challenge to support the educational goals of former foster youth!  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 15th, I am competing in the 3rd Annual Orangewood Adventure Challenge to raise money for vital educational support and services for former foster youth, including college scholarships. 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

Katie Zinn $2,000 7/1/2018 Race Entry
Colleen Gardner $200 8/6/2018
Mary Beth Swerdloff $150 8/6/2018
Nicole McInerney $150 8/6/2018
Courtney Bock $100 8/27/2018
Ashley Bradney $50 8/28/2018
Kimberly Stafford $50 8/28/2018
Katharine Bowles $97 7/2/2018
Donald Zinn $97 7/2/2018
Lauren Dunlap $84 7/25/2018
Brian Wiltjer $188 7/25/2018
Wendy Becker $73 7/31/2018
Cammie Cassiano $242 7/31/2018
Erin De Lucia $97 8/2/2018
Karlin La Porta $194 8/2/2018
Laura Geer $194 8/2/2018
Tiffany Ohno $97 8/3/2018
Jane Lovett $24 8/3/2018
Kristen Forman $97 8/3/2018
Julee Stover $97 8/3/2018
Sarah Ehmann $97 8/3/2018
Jennifer Mcneill $194 8/3/2018
Mary Scott $97 8/3/2018
Jan Rice $48 8/4/2018
Jeffrey Wimbish $97 8/4/2018
Dave & Susan White $242 8/4/2018
Michele Sullivan $48 8/4/2018
The Blair's $48 8/4/2018
Loren Miner $48 8/4/2018
Rebeca Matta $131 8/4/2018
Jeremy Lipshy $50 9/4/2018
Robert Call $200 9/6/2018 Go Katie!
Capital Group $300 9/28/2018 Matching gift from Mary Swerdloff

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