Thank you for visiting the Amanda McPherson Foundation web site. The foundation was founded in memory of a little girl cherished by so many. Her life has touched so many that knew her and through the foundation, so many others.

Look for the latest updates to the web site!

Amanda was the strongest, toughest, sweetest, most special person we knew and she shared her love and hugs with everyone.

“Doing Good Things In Amanda’s Name”

The foundation’s goal is to “Do Good Things In Amanda’s Name”. A heartfelt thank you to all the wonderful people who support the foundation and help us continue to do all these “Good Things”. The foundation is committed to supporting the activities that brought joy and hope to Amanda’s life. The foundation is committed to:

  • Provide resources and support for special education students in the public schools in Ventura County (Amanda’s Corners)
  • Provide support for youth athletic programs in Ventura County
  • Provide funding for research in the field of Viral Myocarditis, sudden cardiac death
  • Provide funding for research and education in the field of Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome, a genetic birth defect

Recent and Upcoming Fundraisers

Thousand Oaks Girls Softball Fundraiser – Saturday Oct 11th
The foundation is proud to support TOGSA and their efforts to improve their softball facility. Please plan on coming out for the Zombie Walk and support this wonderful organization.

Austim Awareness Fundraiser – Friday Oct 17th
The foundation is dedicated to supporting the needs of special needs students in our community. Please join us for a fun night of fundraising including auction, raffle and boutique.

Amanda’s Rainbow

On December 11, 2003, Amanda was home sick from school. In the afternoon, she wanted to paint, so we got out the dot painters and painted a few coloring book pages together – Rugrats and Spongebob. When Krista came home from school, she wanted to paint as well and painted a rainbow. Amanda, always wanting to do just like her big sister, painted a rainbow as well and added our family. Phil had his usual 4 or 5 pieces of hair even though he was bald. We are all holding hands and Amanda is holding Daisy’s leash. This picture has come to symbolize what is most important – family. The foundation has duplicated the painting and presented copies to individuals and organizations that go above and beyond to support Amanda’s foundation.

An Amanda Connection

We are adding a new feature on the website where supporters can share their stories about making an “Amanda Connection” – our first story is from Peggi Garcia:

On Friday Sept 27th, I was at a gas station putting gas in my car and as I finished a man approached and asked me about the Amanda sticker on my car. I told him the story and what the foundation does and all the good things in Amanda’s name. I explained to him how the foundation came to be with a lump in my throat! He told me that he was from Newbury Park and one of his kids left a baseball hat at home when he went to college. The hat has Amanda’s logo and he did not know where his kid got it, but he keeps it and likes to wear it because it belongs to his kid. After hearing the story, he said that now that he knows the story and what the logo means to Simi Valley, he will treasure it even more.

Thank you for sharing Peggi and we hope others will share their stories as well!

Challenger Field Our Most Recent Project – Challenger Little League Baseball Field
Big Sky Park - Night Shot Our Foundation’s Signature Project – Big Sky Park
Amanda's Yard
Look At What You Did

Thank You To Our Sponsors