Orangewood Foundation

We’ve raised $85,402

Troy Varenchik

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 15th, I am competing in the 3rd 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

Troy Varenchik $2,000 7/1/2018 Race Entry
Diana McCutchen $100 8/1/2018
Brian Rose $150 8/2/2018
Louis Burgener $250 8/2/2018
Brent Rivard $100 8/2/2018
Mary Cummings $100 8/2/2018 Swim fast, Troy!
Pete Rodriguez $100 8/2/2018
Oscar Burakoff $150 8/2/2018 Good luck, sounds like a tough race but great cause!
Kent Harada $250 8/2/2018
T'Shaka Lee $500 8/2/2018
Summer Taylor $100 8/2/2018
Gregory Palme $100 8/2/2018
Marilyn Vasquez $150 8/2/2018 Best of luck, you've got this! Ruben, Marilyn and Zack
Eric Peterson $250 8/2/2018
Valerie Hardman $100 8/3/2018 Thank you for being an advocate for these kids!
Dominic Kracht $100 8/3/2018
Tony Napolitano $100 8/3/2018
Vincent Lewis $100 8/6/2018 Awesome that you are doing this. Kick butt!!
Seidel Family $250 8/6/2018 Good luck!
Marcus Covas $50 8/6/2018 9 Ali Lane
Gretchen Scheidler $100 8/6/2018
Jen Buchheim $100 8/7/2018
Dan Bowman $50 8/7/2018
Paul Soth $500 8/7/2018 383 Chaplin Cove Avenue
Shulman, Hodges & Bastian LLP $250 8/7/2018 Good Luck!!
Todd Nakamoto $100 8/8/2018
Jennifer Hannigan $100 8/10/2018
Jennifer Maurer $100 8/10/2018 Good luck!
John Wyson $200 8/14/2018 Proud of you for doing this again!
Colleen Bacchus $500 8/14/2018
Gene P Zagala $100 8/14/2018
Douglas Van Dyke $250 8/15/2018
Frank Varenchik $300 8/15/2018
Avi Kamienny $100 8/16/2018
Curtis Hildt $500 8/17/2018 Try not to hurt yourself Troy. You're getting old you know

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