Orangewood Past Events

Orangewood Foundation 26th Ambassador Luncheon

When: October 13, 2023

Time: 11 am- 1 pm

Where: Renaissance Hotel Newport Beach

Join us, as we gather to celebrate the common ground that we create together through our shared stories. Illuminating narratives of resilience, courage, and justice will inspire and empower, showing us all how to show up to the game of life every day.

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Stars & Stripes

June 2023

Details to follow.

19th Annual Scholarship Luncheon

When: June 7th 2023
Where: Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach

The dynamic ladies of Orangewood’s 44 Women for Orangewood auxiliary is hosting the 19th Annual Scholarship Luncheon: The Magic of Giving. The event will feature Jon Dorenbos, 2x Pro Bowl NFL Player, America’s Got Talent finalist and the Author of Life is Magic.

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Orangewood Challenge & OrangewoodFEST

9 am, Saturday, April 29, 2023

Newport Dunes, Newport Beach

The Orangewood Challenge is an exciting and fun multi-sport team-based adventure race in which teams of four-run, navigate, and tackle obstacles along a course. The race is a physical, mental, and teamwork challenge designed for competitive adults of all ages.

Join the Orangewood community at our OrangewoodFEST. Enjoy live music, food, drinks, and activities for all ages. Jam to the headliner act, Tijuana Dogs, and eat at local food trucks. Bring the family and enjoy activities like Silent Disco Yoga, the Teen Orangewood Challenge, bounce houses, and beach games.

Learn more and visit www.orangewoodchallenge.org and www.orangewoodfest.org

25th Annual Ambassador Luncheon

October 28th, 2022

Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel

4500 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Orangewood is celebrating our special 25th Ambassador Luncheon. Sharing Orangewood Foundations’ history, accomplishments, and stories in an interactive exhibit.

This event is open exclusively to Orangewood Ambassadors. If you have any questions about the event contact info@orangewoodfoundation.org

Visit our website: Ambassador Luncheon (ejoinme.org)


Stars and Stripes Tournament

June 22 – 26, 2022
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

When: June 22 – 26, 2022
Where: Hilton Los Cabos, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Join Orangewood Foundation and other local charities at the Stars & Stripes Tournament, a golf tournament, fishing tournament and music festival. The popular event has raised more than $40 million to local charities including Orangewood Foundation.

For more information about the event contact info@orangewoodfoundation.org.

18th Annual 44 Women for Orangewood Scholarship Luncheon

Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Balboa Bay Resort

The dynamic ladies of Orangewood’s 44 Women for Orangewood auxiliary hosed a successful luncheon that raised $340,000 for Orangewood youth. Deidre Pujols, founder of Open Gate International and Strike Out Slavery, and Junely Merwin, an Orangewood youth, spoke at the event. If you’ve missed the event, stay tuned to

If you have any questions about the event, contact info@orangewoodfoundation.org.

Kitchen Open House

January 21, 2022
12 – 2 p.m.

Orangewood Foundation

We renovated our kitchen! Prior to the renovation, our kitchen hadn’t been updated since 2004. We celebrated with a Kitchen Open House with the help of California Love Drop who provided lunch for our supporters, staff and youth! 🎉Thank you, Kelly Bozza, Tom Ward, Mohitt Mittal & Shveta Goel, Alan & Melissa Clifton, Dan and Vivien Hyman, Trimark, Chefs Toys and the many donors who made our new kitchen a reality. We’re ready to serve more youth and create more meaningful connections.
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24th Annual Ambassador Luncheon

October 29, 2021
Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel

When Genesis Talks…

Join us on Tuesday, March 28th at Genesis Bank Corporate Headquarters to learn more about the inner workings of leading nonprofits and social enterprises in Orange County. Connect with fellow community leaders, socially minded business owners, entrepreneurs, non profit partners, donors and more. We are excited to see our CEO Chris Simonsen be part of the Genesis Bank Powerhouse Series.


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