In The News

In the News

03/18/2022 - Spotlight on Local Nonprofits

Orangewood Foundation’s 2022 Adventure Challenge. Do you have a competitive spirit? Teams participate in this multi-sport obstacle course to raise funds that support the youth of Orangewood Foundation. (Charity Spotlight, 2022)

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03/15/2022 - The Power of Mentors | A Former Foster Youth Changing the System…

Orangewood Foundation Chief Program Officer Dr. Shauntina Sorrells spoke with The Inspired Wave.

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03/15/2022 - Kickass Women in O.C

Chief program officer at Orangewood Foundation, Dr. Shauntina Sorrells is recognized as one of Orange County’s community leaders. Read more about her impact and accomplishments in the Orange Coast magazine. (March 2022)

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03/14/2022 - Meet Kendra Puryear | Chief Development Officer, Orangewood Foundation

We had the good fortune of connecting with Kendra Puryear and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kendra, can you share the most important lesson you’ve learned over the course of your career? (Shoutout LA)

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03/07/2022 - Enter or Watch Orangewood Challenge

Teams compete in the Annual Orangewood Challenge. This annual event raises funds supporting the Orangewood Foundation’s youth. (Newport Beach Independent, Spring 2022).

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03/07/2022 - Enter or Watch Orangewood Challenge

Community participates in the Orangewood Challenge to raise funds for Orangewood Foundation’s youth. (Newport Beach Independent, March 2022)

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03/03/2022 - Orange County Breeze

Teams compete at the 2022 Orangewood Challenge!

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01/14/2022 - 44 Women Education Luncheon

Thursday, February 24, 2022
Balboa Bay Resort

Reimagining Justice for Youth

Join the 44 Women for Orangewood at this luncheon to learn and be inspired by the important work being led by The Honorable Judge Maria Hernandez in the innovative new Young Adult Court. Systemic inequities can create lifelong barriers for young men who make mistakes- like stealing a bike- resulting in felony convictions. Judge Hernandez believes there is a different path forward for these young men- a path where they are able to find housing, become employed, start families of their own, and become truly integrated contributing members of our community.

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

12/21/2021 - Orangewood Foundation seeks foster parents for Youth Connected Program

The Davis family of Fountain Valley likes helping those in need. The Davises were the first family to sign on for Orangewood Foundation’s Youth Connected foster care program, in partnership with the Samueli Academy. The foundation is seeking dozens more families to come forward as resource/foster parents to support children in need. (Daily Pilot)

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12/15/2021 - 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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