Julie Inman Courage Award"Courage doesn’t always roar...Sometimes it is a quiet voice that says I’ll try again.”

 2020 Award Applications are due April First!!

With your financial help, SupportAbility continues to provide scholarships to seniors students from our 20 participating high schools every year. Over $950,000 given to date. This is our 20th year and with your help we will surpass one million dollars in total giving!!! Join Us!
Thank you for your support.

Current Fundraising Activities

Our scholarship winner in 2019

June 30th, 2020 we plan to honor our recipients at a reception at a new venue, The Marconi Auto Museum in Tustin. We are so proud of them and we want them to share their stories of triumph and tenacity with our contributors. On this night we invite all of our past and current award recipients back to thank our guests. It’s very inspiring and heart-warming! I am excited to see what they all can continue to accomplish. It’s a night to honor them!

In an effort to do so we kindly ask for any monetary donation you can give to make this event as wonderful as these students. Thank you.

Our wine dinner on April 20 at the Spaghetti Bender in Newport Beach on Pacific Coast Highway is a fun and casual night. Tickets are $75.00 per person and the night ends with our Hawaiian raffle ticket drawing. An opportunity drawing will also be announced at the event.

Currently selling raffle tickets to Hawaii. Five days at a peaceful, private guesthouse on the Big Island of Hawaii. A $1500 stipend for airfare for 2 adults is included. Tickets are $100 each. Only a handful remain. Experience paradise!!

Julie’s spinning trip is COMPLETE!
A total of 1005 miles were ridden – starting October 1 thru December 22 -This trip raised $2,375!!

Holiday boutique was huge success

Over $700 raised!! This will go directly to funding our Awards. We have many improvements in mind for next year.


SupportAbility’s Giving Tuesday Challenge Raised $2,800!!! $1,400 donated but when doubled it equaled $2,800!


I matched all your donations in order to better award our courageous students.


Rewarding courageous disabled and abled-bodied individuals

Awards & Memorials

The Julie Inman Courage Awards

Are presented to high school seniors who have fought tremendous obstacles in order to graduate.

Memorial Awards are arranged by family members to honor their loved ones. We administer these awards at their Alma Mater.

For the past 15 years, the Michael  Normanly Courage Award has been given annually at Loyola High School. He passed away at a young age from cancer.

The Max Garrick Jr. Courage Award is given to a student who has a love for learning or is going into law. Max was a huge supporter of SupportAbility. This award is now six years old.

The Michael Motherway Courage Award is four years old and is presented each year at Mater Dei High School. Michael passed away after battling ALS. He is a Mater Dei Alum.

The Jane Noebel Courage Award is given out at Mater Dei High School where Jane’s three children graduated. Jane passed away suddenly from cancer. Her award is four years old.

The Brenda Eastman Courage Award was set up last year by her family. It is given at her alma mater, Santa Ana High School.

The Ryan Eastman Courage Award will be set in 2020. Ryan passed away suddenly at a young age leaving his young son and wife. The award will be at his alma mater, Newport Harbor High School.

The Dr. Edward Garr Courage Award was set up last year. Dr. Garr’s Award is given out at Mater Dei High School to a student going into the medical field.

The Dorey Madrid Courage Award. Is given at Troy High School. Dorey was a much loved English teacher.  She battled cancer for four years and lost her fight last year. Our award is given to a cancer victim or survivor.

SupportAbility Scholarship

An anonymous donor made this four-year scholarship possible. Two physically disabled students have been awarded $25,000 a year for four years. Both students are so deserving: one having a severe eye disability and the other a rare heart condition. They chose different universities. One chose University of Southern California and the other chose Cal Poly Pomona. A very complete interview process helps the Supportability Board of Directors to choose a recipient.

They are asked to stay in contact with us, send us their grades and transcripts and keep us posted as to their progress. Supportability is able to send them book money per their request.

2018 scholarship recipient Bich at her surprise party with SupportAbility.

Hayley, our 2019 recipient, is celebrated by Julie at SupportAbility’s surprise meeting.

It is our hope that recipients can pay it forward and one day mentor other recipients and take an active part in SupportAbility!

Participating High Schools

Mater Dei High School
Santa Ana CA

Santa Ana High School
Santa Ana CA

University High School
Irvine CA

Woodbridge High School
Irvine CA

Monte Vista High School
Costa Mesa CA

Covina High School
Covina CA 

Azusa High School
Azusa CA

Sierra High School
Azusa CA

Gladstone High School
Azusa CA

Long Beach Poly High School
Long Beach CA

JF Shea Riding Center
San Juan Capistrano CA

Villa Park High School
Villa Park CA

Saddleback High School
Santa Ana CA

Loyola High School
Los Angeles CA

St. Mary’s Academy
Ingelwood CA

Troy High School
Brea CA

SupportAbility Campus Clubs Run by Students

Students have the opportunity to operate a SupportAbility Campus Club at their high school.

This is a way for students to be directly involved with SupportAbility and earn volunteer hours by forming a service club.

“Kids helping other kids”

First service club founder at Villa Park was Katie Salmond, now it’s Dr. Katie.

Business & Foundation Supporters 

Every contributor to SupportAbility is very appreciated!! Below is a brief list of a few major players! Thank you all! 

The Warmington Group

JDL Securities

Amigos de las Ninos


Argyros Family Foundation

The White Cross Foundation

Cow Camp Caridades

We’d like to send a special thank you to Amigos de los Niños for their renewable grant -over the past 18 years totaling over $40,000!