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
Running for Good Things
Michael Sharp is running to support the foundation… please read Michael’s story and visit his Facebook page Running for Good Things to support his efforts!
3rd Annual Purple Game
Thank you to everyone who came out! Donations totaled over $3,000. Special thanks to Simi Valley High Softball Boosters and Zoe Ballens’ Helping Hands Foundation.
And Don’t forget…
Annual Pink Game – Breast Cancer Fundraiser
Friday April 26th 6:00 Rancho Simi Softball Fields
The foundation was approached in 2009 by the Challenger Division of Simi Valley Little League and asked to help build an appropriate facility for the special youth and adults that played in the challenger division. This project aligned perfectly with the foundation’s mission statement combining our special needs goal and our youth sports goal. The foundation began working together with Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District to make a plan. To date, the final plans are nearly in place and include a baseball park at the Apollo fields with special dugouts and handicap accessible bathrooms. In 2009, the foundation began raising funds at our events for this project. The foundation originally committed to a $250,000 donation and now need an additional $25,000 to make this dream a reality. To date, we are very close to meeting our fundraising goal through our fundraising efforts and special grants. We hope to have the project underway in 2013 and completed by the 2014 season. More updates to follow on this special project.
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.