Orangewood Events

College Rally Week

August 22 – 27
Orangewood Foundation

Join the 44 Women for Orangewood for a College Rally Week! During the week of August 22-27, we will be collecting items to fill college care packages for our 300 youth on scholarship. For a list of the items we are collecting, please click here. You can drop off items between the hours of 9am and 5pm at the Orangewood Foundation offices.

Then, on Saturday August 27th, join us from 10am to 2pm at the Orangewood Foundation offices to pack the care packages and add a personalized note! And, YES, you can bring your children to help! To RSVP for Saturday, please click here!

If you cannot make it to Orangewood during College Rally Week, but would still like to support the effort, you can fund some care packages by donating here.

For more information, please contact Jeff Gilstrap at or 714-619-0237.

2016 Orangewood Ambassador Luncheon

Friday, October 7, 2016
Hilton Orange County, Costa Mesa

When: Friday, October 7, 2016
Check-in: 11:00 A.M.
Lunch: 12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Where: Hilton Orange County, Costa Mesa

Description: Please save the date for our 19th Annual Ambassador Luncheon! Join us as we honor this year’s General William Lyon Crystal Vision Philanthropy Award Recipients, Daniel Walker and Henry Walker of Farmers and Merchants Bank, and hear from our guest speaker NFL Hall of Famer Marcus Allen. For more information, please contact Carlos Leija:



Orangewood Adventure Challenge

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Crystal Cove State Park

When: October 15, 2016
Time is TBA

Where: Crystal Cove State Park

Please click here for full details on this new event!

Anaheim Ducks Center Ice Theme Party

Sunday, November 13, 2016
Location TBD

Presented by The Klein Family

When: Sunday, Novmeber 13, 2016
Time TBD

Where: Location TBD

More information coming soon! If you have questions, please email Jeff Gilstrap at

3rd Annual Holiday Tea Benefiting Samueli Academy

Sunday, December 11, 2016
Ritz Carlton, Laguna Nigel

When: Sunday, December 11, 2016
Check-in: 11:30 a.m.
Program: 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Where: The Ritz Carlton, Laguna Nigel

Save the date for our 3rd Annual Holiday Tea! All generations are invited to join us for tea as we celebrate the magic of the holidays. Our 3rd annual Holiday Tea raises funds to support the operation of Samueli Academy, our free, public charter high school for foster and community youth. More details coming soon!