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Our Supporters

Thank You

A special thanks to Project Independence’s most loyal donors, whose generous contributions enrich the lives of people with developmental disabilities.

Lifetime Major Gift Donors

(Lifetime giving over $10,000)
Teresa Aartman
Allianz
Alternative Office Solutions
Patricia Arthur
California Communications Access Foundation
The California Wellness Foundation
Marilyn Donovan
Michael & Rena Donovan
Federal Transit Administration
Ed Florreich
HBLA
Jerry & Lee Keating
Debra Marsteller
Pacific Life Foundation
SKS Die Casting &Machining
Spiers Enterprises
Union Bank
Weingart Foundation
Kurt & Barbara Yeager

Major Gift Donors

(FY 2015-1016 Gifts $1,000-9,999)
Teresa Aartman
Patricia Arthur
Trevor Beadle
California Communications Access Foundation
Jack Campbell
Martin and Suzanne Campbell
John Catoe
Solomon Cohen
Costa Mesa-Newport Harbor Lions Club
Cornerstone United Methodist Church
Michael and Rena Donovan
Edison International
Federal Transit Administration
Filice Insurance
Ed Florreich
GIV Mobile

Jerry & Lee Keating
Mitsubishi Electric Automotive of America
Libby Moore
Matthew Murphy
McCullough Family Foundation
John and Jayne O’Brien
Pacific Life Foundation
Robert & Carol Perkins
Lawrence and Pamela Rizzo
Ronald and Constance Robertson
Serv-Well Disposal & Recycling
Mickey & Barbara Shubin
Spiers Enterprises
TV Ears Incorporated
Union Bank
Weingart Foundation
Kurt & Barbara Yeager

Business Champions

Businesses that support Independence through our supported employment program and corporate donations. Show your support by shopping at these businesses.

Corporate Partners

Albertsons
Allianz
The Brown Buffalo
Carl”s Jr.
Chapman University
Chic Fil-A
Costco
CVS
Del Taco
Disneyland Resorts
Edwards Cinemas
El Pollo Loco
Filice Insurance
Fletcher Jones Motor Cars
Food 4 Less
Gallagher Pediatric Therapy
Gelson’s Markets
GIV Mobile
High Tide Wine
Home Acceptance Corporation
The Home Depot
Hyundai Motor Corp
Irvine City Hall

Kohl’s
LA Fitness
Lowes
Marshalls
McDonalds
Microsoft
Mitsubishi Electric
Mother’s Markets
Newport Beach Endoscopy
Old Navy
Pacific Life
Pavilions
Petco
Polly’s Pies
Raising Cane’s
Ralphs Markets
Red Lobster
Regal Theaters
Regent’s Point
Rite Aide
Sam’s Club
Serv-Well Disposal Systems

SKS Die Casting & Machining
Smart and Final
Sonic Burger
Soup Plantation
Sparkletts
Spiers Enterprises
Sports Chalet
Sprouts Markets
Stater Brothers
Target
Teacher Created Resources
Trader Joes
True Value Hardware
TV Ear’s
Union Bank
United Parcel Service
Virtual Office Solutions
Vons Markets
Walgreens
Walmart
Wholesome Choice

Supporter News

New Project Independence Ad on Born This Way

New Project Independence Ad on Born This Way

The ad has been produced by Kernel Productions to run on the 3x Emmy nominated show on A&E Born This Way. This is a show that portrays an ensemble cast of young people born with Down Syndrome as they live their lives, pursuing their passions, realizing their dreams and coping with transitions- just like the rest of us. It starts its second season Tuesday 7/26/16.Read More

California City Solutions: Irvine Finds Winning Combination to Improve Mail Center Operations

California City Solutions: Irvine Finds Winning Combination to Improve Mail Center Operations

From Leaug eof California Cities June 9, 2016This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.The 2015 entries are available on the League’s website as a resource for cities in a searchable database called California city Solutions. Irvine’s Mail Center project was submitted in 2015 for the Internal Administration award category.For over a decade, the city of Irvine has outsourced internal mail service delivery with Project Independence, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting independence for the developmentally disabled. Project Independence provides an example of an internal administrative success story. Through continued assessment and management, this unique programRead More


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