“All of our dreams can come true- if we have the courage to pursue them.”

Walt Disney

2020 Awards  = $35,000

SupportAbility Appeals Letter and thank you enclosure will be mailed the first of November. We will continue to provided scholarships to seniors students who have overcome tremendous obstacles. Over $1 million has been given to date.

Established in 2001 -Awarded $1 Million!!
          2020

 Current fundraiser – Hand-painted greeting cards, four for $20! Order at jules170@juno.com

 Our Appeals Letter  and thank you enclosure will be mailed in November.

Our scholarship winner in 2019. Now entering her second year.

Julie’s spinning trip will begin September 1, 2020.

Encourage her with your donations. She is going 1000 miles by January 1, 2021.

October’s Appeals Letter

This year our Appeals Letter carries EXTRA importance! SupportAbility has not had a fundraiser since January. Due to Covid 19 we had to cancel our Wine Dinner and our inspiring Reception. We missed the chance to meet our recipients at our Reception. We hope to resume our events amd fundraising opportunities. Not only are your contributions valued for awarding the students. But also for allowing us to hold events to honor them!! Please open your hearts when you receive our 2020 Appeals Letter! Many thanks!!!

SupportAbility’s Giving Tuesday Challenge will  again be ON! Giving Tuesday is Tuesday after the Thanksgiving holiday.

OUR MISSION

Rewarding courageous disabled and abled-bodied individuals

It is our hope that recipients can pay it forward and one day mentor other recipients. And attend a fundraiser!

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.  In 2020 Andi Garrick chose Cassidy Meyer, Mater Dei senior.

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. Dr. Julia Motherway chose Cassidy Meyer.

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. In 2020 Barry Noebel chose Zack Torres.

The Brenda Eastman Courage Award was set up last year by her family. It is given at her alma mater, Santa Ana High School. In 2020 the family chose Jada Perez.

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 first Ryan Eastman Award, given in 2020, went to Michael Morisson. It was chosen by the family.

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. In 2020 Bunny Garr chose Christine Agnafili.

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. In 2020 SupportAbility chose Jennifer Ho.

SupportAbility Scholarship

This award is offered on year’s when it is advertised.

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 attend a fundraiser!

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

Foothill High School
Tustin CA

Loyola High School
Los Angeles 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

Skullduggery

Argyros Family Foundation

The White Cross Foundation

Cow Camp Caridades

John & Ann Clark Family

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!