Orangewood Foundation

We’ve raised $232,656

Jeremy Parness

Team Lennar

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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My Goal

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

Erik Higgins $250 9/11/2017
Thomas Gansheimer $100 9/11/2017 Good luck!
David Ober $118 9/11/2017
Lynn Jochim $500 9/11/2017
Nathan Owens $2,000 9/11/2017 great cause
Danielian Associates $200 9/11/2017
Marc Kleiman $500 9/12/2017
Jaynine Warner $500 9/12/2017
Patrick Murphy $500 9/12/2017
Michael Alvarado $50 9/12/2017
Michael Alvarado $450 9/12/2017
Emile Haddad $1,000 9/12/2017 Thank you
Kevin Corrigan $250 9/12/2017 Slow & steady cadence on those hills! You got this!
Cindy Parness $1,000 9/12/2017 Your hard work will pay off! Best of luck to you and the whole team!!
Mike Miller $250 9/12/2017 Best of luck to you!!!
Saeed Bekam $1,000 9/12/2017 Good luck Jeremy, This is a great cause. Saeed Bekam
Kevin Crook $1,000 9/12/2017
Jim Reed $100 9/12/2017
Francisca Rio $100 9/12/2017 GO MARK CUBAN !!!
Ryan Daniels $100 9/12/2017
Christina Juarez $50 9/12/2017
Graham Jones $100 9/12/2017 Good luck!
Brian Olin $25 9/12/2017 Good luck.
Jamiel Rashdan $100 9/13/2017 Let's go Team Lennar! Don't let Jeremy Parness slack!!!
Jeanie Elferdink $100 9/13/2017 Good luck!
Sandra Parness $200 9/13/2017 Go Go Go son, but be safe! Mom and Zack
Jason Weiner $2,000 9/13/2017
Larry Bianchi $500 9/13/2017
JJ Abraham $250 9/13/2017 Good luck! I wish I could join you!
Curt Crandall $100 9/13/2017 Have fun!
Reyes Ortega $400 9/13/2017
Steve Sippola $250 9/13/2017 Good Luck!
Billy Hare $50 9/13/2017
Wolfgang Wirthgen $500 9/14/2017
Dustin Karami $1,000 9/14/2017
Ryan Gatchalian $200 9/14/2017
Lennar Homes $2,000 8/25/2017 Registration
Greg McGuff $125 9/14/2017
Greg McGuff $25 9/15/2017
Wendy King $100 9/15/2017
John Baayoun $250 9/15/2017
Rob Jacobson $100 9/15/2017 Jeremy your dedication goes a long way in helping foster youth pursuing their college education dream. Best of Luck. ILIA
John Lavender $250 9/15/2017 Go Todd!
Iliia Sarad $100 9/15/2017
Fernando Laullon $750 9/15/2017 Cheering you on - Charles Antis!
Bob Tummolo $100 9/15/2017
Pacific Pipelines $100 9/15/2017
Seth Ring $50 9/15/2017
Seth Ring $50 9/15/2017 Good luck Team Jeremy and Team Lennar!
Michelle Foley $50 9/18/2017 Good luck!
Rose Aguilar $1,000 9/18/2017 Go get em tiger!!!!!! Sandy and Rosie
Cheryl Waterson $500 9/19/2017
Alejandra Garza $250 9/19/2017
Devin Daniels $500 9/19/2017
Devin Daniels, SR $1,500 9/19/2017
Adrianne Pozzi $500 9/19/2017
Finance of America Mortgage $2,000 9/19/2017
Finance of America Mortgage $5,000 9/19/2017
Jay Deverich $500 9/13/2017
Jamil Shamoon $125 9/13/2017 I am proud to be able to support Team Lennar in this cause. It is going to be a challenging event, but nowhere near the challenge of being raised as a foster child and learning to live a productive life.
Gina Manfre $38 9/13/2017 We proudly support Team Lennar in reaching and hopefully exceeding their goal supporting the Orangewood Adventure Challenge!
Janelle Keith $50 9/13/2017
Bita Karabian $63 9/13/2017
Christopher Galloway $125 9/13/2017
Nicole Blanchard $200 9/15/2017
Bruce Louvier $250 9/15/2017 Go team Blue from team Red
Howard Langman $250 9/15/2017
Kenneth Brook $13 9/15/2017
Randy Lean $25 9/15/2017
Sean Curran $50 9/15/2017
Sharael Kolberg $50 9/22/2017 I know it's not much, but hope it helps!
David Willson $63 9/13/2017
Rod Robbins $63 9/13/2017
Chris Karaly $25 9/13/2017
Reliable Wholesale Lumber, Inc $250 9/14/2017
Glass Concepts Inc $25 9/15/2017
TURNSTYLE $25 9/15/2017
Bill Dickinson $63 9/18/2017
Anaheim Stone Works, Inc $63 9/18/2017

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