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
2nd Annual Amanda Pro-Am – Monday December 2nd 2013 – Wood Ranch Golf Club
Join us for a great day of golf with local professionals at Wood Ranch Golf Club. Golfers bid to play with local professionals and winning teams receive a great package from NIKE golf. We will be raising funds towards the Little League Challenger Division Field Project – currently under construction.
B.I.N.S. – Girl Scout Gold Award Project
A dedicated foundation supporter has a special project of her own, please check out Kendra Ostrovsky’s link http://binsforbooks.webs.com to promote literacy in preschool.
Great news – Construction is underway on the Challenger Field Project for Simi Valley Little League. Most of the construction is due to be completed by the end of 2013 and the special turf will be installed the first of 2014. The season will open in March 2014 at the brand new facility. What a great day that will be! Please check the website for updated construction photos and important dates.
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!