Our Donors

"My brother Joey was part of the first Special Olympics Games in Chicago in 1968. The excitement and pride that he received from that experience changed his life. He always wore his recent received medals for everyone to see and of course to congratulate him."
-Judi Garfi-Partridge

Gold Medal Circle

The Gold Medal Circle giving club honors individuals who enrich our athletes’ lives with generous support not associated with an event by contributing $1,000 or more each year to sponsor athletes.

The distinguished donors marked with an asterisk (*) are also members of the Honorary Coaches Club and contribute $10,000 or more per year to sponsor our athletes.

For more information, contact Violette Prentice at vprentice@sosc.org or 562.502.1143.

Gold Medal Circle


Eric L. Affeldt *

Pam & Claron Anderson

Jill Atterbury*

Ramiro Barba

Andy & Jenny Barker

Jack Bergman

Betzler Charitable Fund

David & Gail Bowman

Browning Family Foundation

Casey Family Foundation

Leland & Ilene Clow

Bob Cree

Donald & Marilyn Davidson

Michael & Erin Derk

John & Robin DeWitt

Mark R. Dickson *

Kris Drummond

Dubois Family Charitable Fund

Darrell & Darlene Dudley

Irwin S. Field

Michael Fleischman

Walt Florie

Frye Family Trust *

Alexander George

John Gilmour

Rhonda Glasscock

John W. Hancock Foundation

Floyd Hartford

Tim Heinen

Robert Henderson

Thomas L. Herron

Vince H. Herron

Leif Hertzog

George J. Heuser

Kathleen Hoffman

Brad Hooper

Hung Family Giving *

Chester Jablonski

Kelly Johnson, CFA

Kehl Family Fund

Robert Kozlowski

Jeffrey Krieger

Katie Krumbach

Eugene La Pietra *

Diane Lake

Robert Latimer

Luke List

Michelle Locke

April Lopez

Janice Maize

Jerry and Alana McGee

Brady McShane

James Mintie

Jamie Mulligan

Jane Netherton

Peter O'Malley

John G. Peetz *

Kevin Peterson

Kelly Pond

Alex Posada

The Prince-Hum Family

Timothy Redmond

Janet Rose

Sandra Ruscetti

Saul Brandman Foundation

Steven Scher

William S. Shumard

Meredith Shumard

Chris Stahl

Edward Tarle

The Constance E. Ropolo Revocable Living Trust

The Wise-Vettese Family Foundation

Louise M. Ukleja *

Jeanne I. Valvo

Ann Van Dormolen

Daniel Vanderpyl

Richard & Kimberly Villa *

Arline Walter

Wasseman Foundation

David & Mable Wheeler Charitable Trust Account

Miriam Wille

William and Gertrude Shelley Family Foundation

Joe Zucchero

Special Olympics Southern California Champion's Society

In the Olympic tradition of excellence and grandeur, The Champion's Society® members are the guardians who protect our athletes' future. By providing for Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) in their estate and financial plans today, members of The Champion's Society® guarantee the long-term success of SOSC and its athletes.

Thank you to our Special Olympics Southern California Champion's Society Members


Brian Erickson

Elizabeth Frech

Jay Glicksman

Lewis Handelsman

Gerry, Joy & Jonathon Kolesky,
George Schuler & Erma Santee

Jane Netherton

Tim Redmond

Fern Rudd

Brian and Lori Hanna Robertson

Claudia & Grant Walters

Lasting Legacy Gifts

We would like to recognize these individuals and families for their generous support.

Chapter-In memoriam of:

Rosemary Baldwin

Mary Boucher

Linda May Brecht

Lisa Carpenter

Beverly Charter

Virginia & James Dean

James Dineen

John Dixon

Patricia Ferguson

Edward Fleischman

Alfred Gerrie

Robert Gimbel & Steven Martin Gimbel

Lois Haraughty

Tonabel Marcheta Horsfall

Vivian Humbert

Milton Lear

Lewis & Phyllis Leis

Katherine Lentine

Joseph & Elizabeth Levitt

William Lewis

Della May Majocchi

Nancy Martinelli

Betty Jean McConnel

Geraldine McCarroll

Sharon Magruder

Robert White

Louis Mirabile

Harry Peterzell

Magdalene Peregrin

Lucia Pillard

Gordon Piver

Herbert Posnack

Virginia Riddle

Constance Ripolo

Jacob Schmidt

Herbert Stockinger

Los Angeles/San Gabriel County Regions-In memoriam of:

Wilt Chamberlain

Angus Duncan

Sherry Netherland
(Santa Monica/Westside program)

Helen Phillimarie Austin

Orange County Region-In memoriam of:

Joseph & Alice David

Barbara Sager

San Diego County-In memoriam of:

Ramona & Stewart Belote

The Dratwa Trust

Doris McKee

Para Meyer

Minnie Thomas

Emmett & Florence Woodward

Gary R. Wyma

Santa Barbara County Region-In memoriam of:

Esther Mlynek

Vishnu Swarup

Ventura County Region-In memoriam of:

Jamie Burton

For more information on including Special Olympics Southern California in your future plans please contact Violette Prentice via email at vprentice@sosc.org or call 565.025.1143.

Foundation Funding

Special Olympics Southern California gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the following foundations, trusts and specialized funds that supported our athletes. For more information, please contact Melissa Wickman at mwickman@sosc.org or 562.502.1098.


The Larry & Helen Hoag Foundation

LA84 Foundation

$25,000 - $49,999

John W. Carson Foundation

Grace Helen Spearman Foundation

Kaiser Foundation Hospitals

Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation

$10,000 - $24,999

Ann Jackson Family Foundation

Cox Charities

David C. Copley Foundation

Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial Hospital

Elizabeth Bixby Janeway Foundation

ESCO Technologies Foundation


Harriet H. Samuelsson Foundation

Hervey Family Non-endowment Fund

at The San Diego Foundationn

Jerome Foundation


Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation

Mark & Dorothy Smith Family Foundation

Pacific Life Foundation

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Walter J. & Betty C. Zable Foundation

Wells Fargo Foundation

$5,000 - $9,999

Art Pratt Foundation

County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors

Cushman Family Foundation

Foundation for Developmental Disabilities

Goodwin Family Memorial Trust

Lockheed Martin Aero Club

Long Beach Rotary Charitable Foundation

Maurice J. Masserini Charitable Trust

Nordson Corporation

Rite Aid Foundation

Roy & Ida Eagle Foundation

The Simon-Strauss Foundation

Southern California PGA

Target Corporation

Terrence R. and Barbara C. Caster Donor Advised Fund

Wood-Claeyssens Foundation


Special Olympics Southern California enriches lives, and your generosity helps to provide training, uniforms, equipment, travel and countless other resources to our athletes. The donations enhance the experience and help leave a lasting impression for those supported.

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We work hard to maximize your investment. For every $1 raised on behalf of our athletes, 84 cents goes directly to program costs.

  • $50 = Provide new sports equipment
  • $100 = Sponsor a child's participation in School Games
  • $500 = Sponsor an athlete for one year
  • $2,500 = Meals for regional games competition
  • $10,000 = Help establish or maintain a School Partnership Program for one season or sponsors one Regional Games
  • $100,000 = Sponsor School Partnership Programs, serving 1,500 athletes, ages 8 through 22 for one year