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Supportability reception planned for June 19!! Mark it down and save the date!!!   

Monte Vista recipient.    Past Student Club pres.                                                                 Currently in dental school.

Adding Troy High School in 2019 - Dorey Madrid Memorial Courage Award.

April 9, 2019 is our fun and festive wine dinner & raffle drawing. Four delicious wines paired with a four course dinner.

SupportAbility 4-year College Scholarship to be announced in April 2019.

Hawaiian raffle tickets coming!! $100 each only selling 60. Win a Hawaiian trip to the Big Island airfare for two included. Drawing is at the Wine Dinner April 9, 2019.

Annual Appeals letter mailed October 15th, 2018.  Thank you for all your returns!!  We have raised $25,000 from it.

Spinning for Courage is complete! As of December 26 1000 miles were pedeled on the spinning bike. $2400 have been raised and encouraged Julie to complete her goal!

October 2018 SA Appeals letter mailed to its roster.


SupportAbility is in its 18th year of giving and we are continuing to Reward Courage. In total 39 senior high school students who graduated despite tremendous obstacles, from 15 Orange County and Los Angeles County schools, were chosen.
"I might walk slowly but I never walk backwards."
Abe Lincoln
SupportAbility rewards high school seniors who have faced tremendous obstacles and graduate.
2018 marked the 17th year of our gala reception. Over $22,000 was raised!! Over 120 guests came to see the recipients and hear their stories and learn about their accomplishments. It was a wonderful night highlighting the students's success, great food, friends and inspiration!

In June 2018, 39 Scholarships (four from our service club, Villa Park) totalling $34,500, were awarded to senior high school students who overcame tremendous and extraordinary obstacles to graduate. Each of the winners were announced at their high school's Senior Awards Ceremony, and celebrated at our annual gala reception.

Dinner at Houstons in Irvine was won by Charle & Mike Jones, and four arts and craft sets were won by Linda & Bob Kilpatrick. Our lavish "wine table", donated by Pam and Jon Pomeroy, was won by Jean & Cy Baumann.
"Courage is the most important virtue, of the seven virtues..."
Our contributors were updated of our  growth by our bi-annual newsletter, EmpowerAbility.

To donate, to learn more or volunteer to SupportAbility, contact us by mail at:

P.O. Box 4885
Irvine, CA 92616.



After our highly successful and enjoyable 2017 golf tournament and reception at the Santa Ana Country Club, hosted by Katharine and Jack Trotter. Colette Curry, a past recipient from WHS in Irvine, dedicatd a song she preformed a-capella to our hosts. SupportAbility received over $23,000 in donations! These funds will go towards our upcoming Annual Awards for 2017-18!! 

SupportAbility awarded $34,500 to 42 deserving students!! 

EmpowerAbility, our newsletter, has been reformatted and updated to keep you informed. If this is something you or your company would like to help underwrite, please send an earmarked check to the address below:

SupportAbility, P.O. Box 4885, Irvine  92616

  All donations are appreciated and tax free !! Thank you!

Word of our Award has spread, and not only did we receive over 125 applications, SupportAbility surpassed $620,000 in it's 17-year history! This past year, $34,500 was awarded.

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."
   ~ Mary Anne Radmacher (Julie's favorite quote)

To donate, to learn more or volunteer to SupportAbility, contact us by mail at:

P.O. Box 4885
Irvine, CA 92616.



SupportAbility awards the Julie Inman Courage Award to a student who overcomes a life-changing obstacle; i.e. a disability, loss, learning disability, etc., and graduates from high school and plans to continue their education or vocational goals.

Many students are ENCOURAGED to remain in contact with Julie as she continues to award them with book money, as long as they provide proof of enrollment in a vocation or education program.

"Courage is the most important virtue, of the seven virtues..."

Recipients are always invited to fundraising events and their presence is valued by the contributors.

One parent of a recipient remarked that receiving The Julie Inman Courage Award was very important at that time in her daughter's life. Others have thanked Julie with tears in their eyes saying, "We're so thankful this award is available..."

To donate, to learn more or volunteer to SupportAbility, contact us by mail at:

P.O. Box 4885
Irvine, CA 92616.



Over 125 interested and excited guests joined SupportAbility and its Board Members at the Santa Ana Country Club for a stunning and inspirational reception.

Twelve past Award Recipients returned and openly, and so eloquently, spoke about their personal hardships and told of their future plans and goals, to the guests and contributors of SupportAbility.

The final speaker, a recipient from 2014, has severe physical disabilities, yet doesn't allow that to hinder him in the least. He shared how living without hands, and using his prosthetic legs, affect him in his daily life. He told of his college plans, which include majoring in vocal music-singing. He concluded the evening by rendering a beautiful Latin hymn, which brought everyone to tears...

"Our Kids" are amazing, talented and full of Courage !!

At last year's tournament, SA raised over $7,100. Guests heard recipients and other inspirational success stories at our post-tournament reception.

One of SupportAbility's faithful recipients said, "I never knew I was courageous. I was just trying to get well..." A feeling often felt by Julie and, no doubt, other recipients who were just getting through life. This noted recipient has stayed in contact with Julie and attended our fundraisers since 2004, when she received a Courage Award.

In May of 2012, 35 deserving students were awarded $37,500!

Help Us "Welcome In" Our 12th Year!

To donate, to learn more or volunteer to SupportAbility, contact us by mail at:

P.O. Box 4885
Irvine, CA 92616.

Help encourage deserving students to "keep on, keeping on" !!


Last Updated: 03-21-2019

Courtney Smith, now attending Berkley, thanks donors.

Villa Park
High School:
Club Founder

Past recipient:
Josh Foster

Golf Tourney:
A Board Member and an
Outstanding Supporter

Some Courage Recipients

Mater Dei

Board Thank You Luncheon

Patti, a board members with our contributors


A Guest with Julie