"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

2019 Gold Medal Circle

The Gold Medal Circle recognizes individuals who support the mission and athletes of Special Olympics Southern California with their generous program specific annual contributions of $1,000 or more. This list is updated annually, if you would like more information or to be included on the 2020 listing, please contact Wayne Stickney at wstickney@sosc.org.


Daniel Berdakin and Susana Alberti Family Foundation


Pilar Bahde

The Donald G. Goodwin Family Foundation

Sheila, Dave and Sherry Gold Foundation


Bascom Group

Robert and Joan Blackman

Alexander George

Anita Green

The Michael Family Trust

John and Judy Peetz

Tim and Cathy Redmond

Robert H. Clark Foundation

Joan and Arnold Seidel

Nancy K. Swanson

Edward and Sandra Tarle

Daniel J. Vanderpyl

Richard and Kimberly Villa

The Yardi Foundation


Carol A. Adamson

Thomas J. Eastman

Todd Goldstein

The Ilene Clow Foundation

John H. Grace Foundation

Pacific Logistics Corp.

Walt Disney Company Foundation


A. G. Layne, Inc.

Manny Abascal

Shirley Adachi

Alain Hirsch Construction Corp.

Alexander S. Alacche Foundation

Pam and Claron Anderson

Dann V. Angeloff

Joseph S. Asciutto

Ramiro Barba

Alejandra Baumann

Jim Beaubien

Kirk Blower

David & Gail Bowman

Robert Braly

Harriet D. Bronson

Ed Brumleu

Amy Brutto

Adele Byrnes

Michael E. Cahill

Joe Calabrese

Douglas Campion

John Caputo

Michelle Carpenter

Jennifer Castelli

Jay Chase

James P. Cline

Angela Collins

Michael L. Davidson

Dubois Family Charitable Fund

Nicholas G. Everett

Joe Farrell

Michael Fleischman and Allison Funk

Wayne Flick


Richard A. Garcia

Peter M. Gihuly

Brian Glennon

Gloria Gold

Scott A. Gregory

Donald W. Haggstrom

David Halberstadter Lewis Handelsman

Bill and Kerry Bryan

Tim Heinen

Brad Helms

Robert Henderson

Bonnie Q. Herron

Vince H. Herron

Dr. Marsha Hirano-Nakanishi

Gary J. Hopkins

John Jameson

JohnHart Corp

Megan K. Jordan

Mary E. Kanoff

Kehl Family

Rev. Dr. Steven Kin

Robert & Charlene Kozlowski

Jeff & Wendy Krieger

Latham & Watkins

Whit & Michele Latimer

Fred B. Leeds

Russ F. Lesser

Charles Maizland

Mary E. Marshall

Alan and Sandy Martin

Larry McCauley

Jerry McGee

Tom McIntyre

Joanne Michael

George Mihlsten

DJ Moore

Edward R. Muller

Jane J. Netherton

Ana O'Brien

Rick Offsay

Elizabeth S. Pankey

Bruce A. Pearson

Rob Perrin

Kelly Pond

Jim & Violette Prentice

Maureen Price

Lori Prince

Robert Pszyk

Frank Randall

Kate Rhymer

Sandra Ruscetti

Mike Ryan

Nancy D. Satterberg

Michael Schall

David Schindler

Josephine Scholl

Larry Seymour

Shanbrom Family

Thomas & Cammie Shreve

William S. Shumard

Meredith Shumard

Jason Silvera

Michael J. Smith

Dylan Stephenson

Corbin D. Stevens


David Taub

David B. Taylor

Stephanie Thoensen

Nadine E. Tilley

Paul Tosetti

Valley of the Sun United Way

Ann L. Van Dormolen

Frederick E. Von Coelln

Mark Walzman

Timothy Weaver

Christine Weidenheimer

Mike Whitmore

William and Gertrude Shelley Family Foundation

The Wilson Sexton Foundation

Judy Winter

Robert A. Wyman

Dominic Yoong

Pardis Zomorodi

Special Olympics Southern California Champion's Society

By providing for Special Olympics in their estate and financial plans today, members of The Champion’s Society® guarantee the long-term success of Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) and its athletes.You become part of this group when you include a gift for Special Olympics in your will or trust, by beneficiary designation, and/or charitable income gifts.

For more information on including Special Olympics Southern California in your future plans please contact Wayne Stickney via email at wstickney@sosc.org.

Thank you to our current Champion's Society Members!


William and Rita Collins

Richard Davies

Brian Erickson

Elizabeth Frech

Jay Glicksman

Lewis Handelsman

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

Mary Leese

Jane Netherton

Tim Redmond

Janet Rose

Fern Rudd

Brian and Lori Hanna Robertson

Toby Schoolman

James Toothaker

Ann L. Van Dormolen

Claudia & Grant Walters

Lasting Legacy Gifts

We would like to recognize the following individuals and families for their generous support of the athletes of Special Olympics Southern California.

Chapter-In memoriam of:

Rosemary Baldwin

Bobby & Paula Bates

Mary Boucher

Linda May Brecht

Lucille A. Brughelli

Lisa Carpenter

Beverly Charter

Coco Family

Roma Cossairt

Virginia & James Dean

James Dineen

John Dixon

Ernest Feld

Patricia Ferguson

Edward Fleischman

Andre Frenkenberg

Alfred Gerrie

Jaquelyn L. Green

Florence Rose Hanson

Robert Gimbel & Steven Martin Gimbel

Lois Haraughty

Thomas Holman, Jr.

Carol Holt

Tonabel Marcheta Horsfall

Vivian Humbert

Kathleen Jimenez

Milton Lear

Lewis & Phyllis Leis

Katherine Lentine

Joseph & Elizabeth Levitt

William Lewis

Sharon Magruder

Della May Majocchi

Nancy Martinelli

Betty Jean McConnel

Geraldine McCarroll

Paul & Nell Michael

Louis Mirabile

Harry Peterzell

Magdalene Peregrin

Lucia Pillard

Gordon Piver

Herbert Posnack

Virginia Riddle

Constance Ripolo

Jacob Schmidt

Betsy Smith

Susan Stillings

Herbert Stockinger

Robert White

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

John Villman

San Diego County-In memoriam of:

Ramona & Stewart Belote

The Dratwa Trust

Marianne Laviano

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

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 Wayne Stickney at wstickney@sosc.org or 562.502.1130.


The Larry & Helen Hoag Foundation

$25,000 - $49,999

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Henry L. Guenther Foundation

John W. Carson Foundation


Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation

$10,000 - $24,999

Ann Jackson Family Foundation

Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial Hospital

Elizabeth Bixby Janeway Foundation

ESCO Technologies Foundation


The Green Foundation

Harriet H. Samuelsson Foundation

Hervey Family Non-endowment Fund at The San Diego Foundationn

Jerome Foundation

Mark & Dorothy Smith Family Foundation

Masco Corporation

Pacific Life Foundation

Rite Aid Foundation

Walter J. & Betty C. Zable Foundation

Wonderful Company Foundation

$5,000 - $9,999

Goodwin Family Memorial Trust

Lockheed Martin Aero Club

Nordson Corporation

Schlinger Family Foundation

The Simon-Strauss Foundation

Southern California PGA

Target Corporation

Terrence R. and Barbara C. Caster Donor Advised Fund



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 the athletes, 84 cents goes directly to program costs.

  • $50 = Provide new sports equipment
  • $100 = Sponsor an athlete's training and participation in Athlete Leadership
  • $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