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.
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
2014 Amanda Family Walk and Carnival
Due to a McPherson family commitment, the walk will not be held on Super Bowl Sunday this year. Please check the website or our Facebook page for updates.
2nd Annual Amanda Pro-Am – Monday December 2nd 2013
Thank you to those golfers who joined us at Wood Ranch Golf Club. Their generosity helped the foundation raise over $20,000. We will be using these funds for the Little League Challenger Division Field Project – currently completing construction with opening day scheduled for March 22nd, 2014.
Running for Good Things
Congratulations and heartfelt thanks to Michael Sharp and all the supporters of his Running for Good Things campaign. We are grateful and proud to announce that he raised $5,700 for the foundation.
Great news! Construction is nearly complete on the Challenger Field Project for Simi Valley Little League. Opening day is scheduled for March 22nd, 2014 and will include a dedication ceremony. Please check the website for updated construction photos and a full schedule of opening day festivities. We look forward to seeing everyone at the field!
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!