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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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Honoring Sarah Alevizon

On June 11, 2018, the ACF board was proud to pay tribute to long time board member Sarah Alevizon for her many years of service to ACF and the Anaheim community. “There is one thing that remains constant, and that is the importance of CHARITY. That is what the Anaheim Community Foundation has always represented—and still does.”

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ACF Honored at 2018 Volunteer Luncheon

The City of Anaheim hosted  its 2018 Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on March 21 at The National Grove of Anaheim. Anaheim Community Foundation was among the many organizations and individuals honored.

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Disneyland Awards ACF $10,000 for Youth Programs

At the 10th Annual Disney Half Marathon, the Anaheim Community Foundation (ACF) was awarded $10,000 to support Project S.A.Y. (Support Anaheim’s Youth) and Summer Yourh Scholarships. ACF has been the celebratory charity of the race since it began. Ten members of Project S.A.Y. participated in the Disneyland 5K. Project S.A.Y. is one of many free programs for Anaheim youth in middle and high school made possible through ACF.

ACF Board Chair David Bostwick along with Project S.A.Y. students accepted the check at the event.

ACF Supports Project S.A.Y.

Erick Samayoa has been a resident of Anaheim for 10 years and was a participant in Project S.A.Y. from 2006 to 2010. In 2010 he was accepted to The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and is now serving on the USS Anzio as a naval officer. During 2013 he returned home to help out with the Project S.A.Y. Cycling Team.

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ACF Gives a Helping Hand

In April, the Anaheim Community Foundation (ACF) announced $35,000 in assistance to 17 local service organizations through its Christopher K. Jarvi HELPING HANDS grant to strengthen youth, residents and community. Named after the founding Executive Director of the Anaheim Community Foundation, the Helping Hands grant honors the memory of Chris Jarvi, who passed away April 22, 2013. He was a strong advocate for youth and the Anaheim Community. 

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Honoring Christopher Jarvi

Chris JarviAnaheim Community Foundation has named its Helping Hands grant program after Chris Jarvi, ACF’s Founding Chief Executive Officer, who passed away on April 22, 2013 at the age of 68.

Chris was born in Corvallis, Oregon; the son of Simeri Jarvi and Mary Davis Jarvi. His father, a career forester, instilled in Chris the love of nature and belief in stewardship of natural resources. Chris graduated from Cal Poly, Pomona, in Ornamental Horticulture/Park Administration. After a stint in the Air Force he obtained his masters in Environmental Horticulture at UC Davis. He could name most plants by both their common and Latin names. It was at Cal Poly that Chris met, fell in love with and married Sylvia Walker. Their strong bond lasted 46 years. They had two sons, David and Erik. Sylvia was the only known human who could successfully manage his irrepressible enthusiasm.

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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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Bravo, Chuck Malley!

Congratulations to ACF board member Chuck Malley for his 30+ of service. What a legacy!

 

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