Orangewood Foundation

We’ve raised $232,656

Piero Wemyss

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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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

Brian Olin $25 9/12/2017 Good luck.
MELISSA JONES-GLOVER $50 9/14/2017 Good luck! Such a worthy cause. No pain! No gain!
Piero Wemyss $2,000 8/25/2017 Registration
Greg McGuff $125 9/14/2017
Greg McGuff $25 9/15/2017
Joel Reeling $50 9/15/2017 Go Hard's not as tough as Smith Family, but I am sure you will manage
John Russell $100 9/15/2017
Robert Camerota $50 9/15/2017
Richard Stephens $25 9/15/2017 Go Hens !!
Ongtin Tea $25 9/18/2017 Good luck Piero! Have some Tylenol ready lol! :o)
Peter Meyers $25 9/18/2017
Brian Skelton $50 9/18/2017
Pauline Paguia $50 9/20/2017 Way to go Piero!!
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
Farmers & Merchants Bank Residential Lending $100 9/25/2017
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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