Category: Community

2019 Volunteer Recognition

For 35 years, the Anaheim Community Foundation has embraced the power of volunteerism and giving back to enrich the lives of Anaheim residents. On March 13, hundreds of volunteers were recognized at the 2019 Anaheim Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, held at the City National Grove.

KTLA’s Henry DiCarlo emceed the event, while the Anaheim Ballet brought the theme “Volunteers are Anaheim’s Royalty” to life through a captivating dance performance.

ACF was proud to be recognized among the many deserving individuals and organizations. From everyone at ACF, we offer sincere thanks to all of our Anaheim volunteers and generous events sponsors.

Donation from Disney VoluntEARS

A big thank you to Disneyland Resort for awarding this $5,000 VoluntEARS donation to benefit the youth of Project S.A.Y. (Support Anaheim’s Youth). (Pictured from left to right: Stephen Faessel, Larry Pasco, Ed Munson, John Guastaferro, Kimberly Chips, Bruce Solari, Orin Abrams, Priscilla Martinez, Steve Sain)

Project S.A.Y. (Support Anaheim’s Youth) engages junior high and high school-age youth in constructive activities that help them develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for their successful futures. The program uses a combination of outreach, academic support, and individualized guidance. Community-building activities are developed and implemented by over 850 teens in the program.

Project S.A.Y. (Support Anaheim’s Youth)

On November 2, teens from Project S.A.Y. (Support Anaheim’s Youth) took part in one of their largest community events to raise money and awareness for their program. The event was Dia de los Muertos: A Night of Community & Culture! Hundreds of families enjoyed the mariachi band, arts and crafts, altars, vendors, food, and student-led performances. Anaheim Community Foundation was proud to help celebrate with these amazing youth.

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New Event and New Executive Director

On October 1, the Anaheim Community Foundation (ACF) hosted its inaugural “Kicks for a Cause” Foot Golf Fundraiser & Reception at Dad Miller Golf Course. The day also featured the introduction of the foundation’s new Executive Director, John Guastaferro, CFRE.

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New Youth Services Assessment

The Anaheim Community Foundation (ACF) today announced the completion of its Anaheim Youth Services Assessment, a comprehensive report that explores the current landscape of Anaheim’s youth services.

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ACF Funds Special Swim Program

This summer, the the Anaheim Community Foundation funded a wonderful program through AbilityFirst and the Anaheim Family YMCA to offer swim lessons to children with special needs. Offered Monday through Friday at Pearson Park, the program gives children a fun and safe place to get active, gain confidence in and out of the water, socialize with peers and role models, and most importantly realize their full potential.

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