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Registration is now open for our Together We Belong Bowling and Pizza Party Event at Concourse Bowling Center in Anaheim on February 22, 2020. To register go to https://www.eddienashfoundation.org

Eddie Nash Foundation

Eddie Nash Foundation

Eddie Nash Foundation receives a check for $2000 collected during Red Ribbon Week at Villa Park High School from Interact & ASB Students at the school- also in the photo are Villa Park Rotary President Genene Dunn, Dr Linda Bartrom interact sponsor and PrincipalDr Ken Miller.

Eddie Nash Foundation

Eddie Nash Foundation

The Eddie Nash Foundation was awarded a $17,500.00 Community Impact Grant from New York Life yesterday! Many thanks to Christine Thompson and all the wonderful NY Life Volunteers for Good who help our foundation in so many ways!! We are looking forward to a great year in 2020!! Happy Holidays to All!!

Eddie Nash Foundation

Eddie Nash Foundation

25 foster youth attended yesterday’s Passports to Success workshop on personal health and how to get the most of their health benefits from the state.
Founder Bryan “eddie” Nash welcomed the participants. Dynamic presentations challenged the
youth to learn how to care for themselves both mentally and physically, when to seek emergency care, and to find a mentor who can help them navigate through good and bad times. Two of the speakers had themselves been foster youth who have gone on to college and successful, fulfilling lives encouraged the participants to go to college.
The event was held at Villa Park City Hall and went from 10 am- -2:30pm. Special thanks to Jessica Juarez and Dr Jay Applebaum for their assistance at the workshop.

Eddie Nash Foundation

Eddie Nash Foundation

Don’t miss this great opportunity to help Orange County Foster Youth. Donations will be used to provide educational programs and sibling reunion
activities.

Eddie Nash Foundation

Eddie Nash Foundation

Another great by Eddie Nash Foundation to benefit Orange County Foster Youth

Eddie Nash Foundation

Eddie Nash Foundation

Join us for another great Passports to Success event on October 19 and learn about your MediCal, Cal Optima and DentiCal benefits!

Eddie Nash Foundation

Eddie Nash Foundation

Eddie Nash Foundation Gala Raises Over $27,000 for Orange County Foster Youth

The Eddie Nash Foundation which provides educational opportunities and helps reunite foster youth separated by the system held its gala on August 2nd at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim. 120 attendees enjoyed a Hawaiian Style Buffet and the music stylings of Kenny Metcalf who does an amazing tribute to Elton John’s Early Years. The event also featured the inaugural scholarship of $5000 that was presented to Vernice Patino, a former foster youth who is pursuing her education to become a neuropsychologist, by foundation founders Bryan Nash and his sister Cindy Goodfellow also former foster youths. The foundation plans to increase it scholarship fund to $20,000 next year to empower more former youth to pursue educational opportunities or attend trade schools. The gala committee included board members Carol Lutz, Sally Habelow, Christie Thompson, Lorie Nash and Jay Applebaum.

Founders Bryan Nash and Cindy Goodfellow present Vernice Patino her scholarship; Members of the board; Kenny Metcalf as Elton John

Eddie Nash Foundation

Eddie Nash Foundation

Great night at the Phoenix club fundraiser for the Eddie Nash Foundation - Kenny Metcalf’s Tribute to Elton John was amazing - so many wonderful people who care out to help continue innovative programs to assist foster youth in Orange County.

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Passports to Success Update – May 2016

Passports to Success Highlights We had a great turn out for our Passports to Success Career Planning Symposium for Foster Youth on April 23, 2016. Youth gathered tools and tips to better understand the process of Career Planning.They also began the process of...

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Passports to Success Update

April 2016 Highlights of upcoming symposium: Career Planning 101-Mapping Your Future Symposium for Foster Youth to better understand the process of Career Planning and begin developing their own path to achieving their career goals. Sold Out - Maximum Class Size...

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Amazing Race OC 2014 a Great Success!

We had another successful Amazing Race OC fundraiser on May 10th at the Irvine Park Outdoor Education Center! Thank you to everyone who made the day so fun and inspirational. Fifteen teams, comprised of businesses, individuals, students, and foster youth, competed in...

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Bryan “Eddie” Nash Honored

Our founder, Bryan "Eddie" Nash, was named the 2013 recipient of the Frank Vicencia Champion for Children's Award. The award was presented at the Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect (ICAN) Nexus Conference on October 16th 2013. The prestigious award is...

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Sibling Reunion Kicks off the Holidays

For the second year in a row, the J.F. Shea Center hosted the campers on November 24th for a reunion to kick off the Holiday Season. Once again, The Shea Center's staff and volunteers created a fun event that will provide lasting memories for our foster youth. The...

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Camp to Belong OC 2013 Spotlighted on NBC News

Camp to Belong OC 2013 Spotlighted on NBC News

Over 100 foster care siblings participated in the fifth annual Camp To Belong Orange County, sponsored by the Eddie Nash Foundation. Camp To Belong Orange County was held July 29th thru August 3rd 2013 at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center. It was a resounding...

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Financial Literacy Program Engages Foster Youth

On November 16th 2013, our Passports To Success program on Financial Literacy was held at Santiago Canyon College.  Forty-seven foster youth signed up for the program to learn about how money works and doesn't work in their lives. Trinity Wallace-Ellis, Dr. Greg...

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