Orangewood Foundation

We’ve raised $334,134

David Murphy

Team Samueli Foundation

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!

$5,900

Raised So Far

59%

Of My Goal

$10,000

My Goal

On September 15th, I am competing in the 3rd Annual Orangewood Adventure Challenge to raise money for vital 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.

ABOUT ORANGEWOOD FOUNDATION

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

NAME AMOUNT DATE COMMENT
Samueli Foundation $2,000 8/1/2018 Race Entry Sponsor
Jeffrey Black $50 8/23/2018 Go Jay and team!
Jayson Duhn $25 9/10/2018 Cool event - have fun
Bob Holmen $100 9/10/2018 He better win!
Tyler Scholze $50 9/10/2018 I hope you make it
Scott Humphrey $100 9/10/2018
Michael Patton $50 9/11/2018 Great cause!
Scott Munroe $100 9/11/2018 Good Luck!
Jim Patterson $100 9/11/2018 We wish you the best, Dave, both in the race and in your fundraising efforts for this highly worthy cause!
Dave Reboja $25 9/13/2018 Good luck!
Thomas Swanecamp $250 9/13/2018
Anonymous $2,750 9/14/2018 Go Team Samueli Fooundation!
Eric Ackermann $50 9/17/2018
David Basok $100 9/18/2018 Great job Dave !
James Murphy $50 9/20/2018
Danny Gravelle $100 10/9/2018 We are very inspired by Mr. Murphy's tremendous efforts. Happy to support the cause!! Danny , Candice & Layla

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