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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 that 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.

Eddie Nash Foundation

Eddie Nash Foundation

The Eddie Nash Foundation will be hosting the Together We Belong Summer BBQ Sibling Reunion on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Irvine Regional Park- Party Pavilion B from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

To register a sibling group please visit our website at: https://eddienashfoundation.org/together-we-belong-registration/

Eddie Nash Foundation

Eddie Nash Foundation

The Eddie Nash Foundation will be hosting our next Passports to Success on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 10:00 am – 2:00 p.m. at Villa Park City Hall. The topic is Education 101 and we will discuss options after high school or that help in the completion of high school credits after turning 18 years of age. We will also cover information about foster youth support programs in community colleges and four-year institutions and will hear from a panel of young people who took different paths for their unique and individual success. Youth and caregivers can register here: https://eddienashfoundation.org/calendar/

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The Eddie Nash Foundation Mission

The Eddie Nash Foundation Mission

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