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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
Alternative Office Solutions
Patricia Arthur
California Communications Access Foundation
The California Wellness Foundation
Marilyn Donovan
Michael & Rena Donovan
Federal Transit Administration
Ed Florreich
Louis & Gladyce Foster Family Foundation
Jerry & Lee Keating
Debra Marsteller
Pacific Life Foundation
Mickey and Barbara Shubin
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

The Brown Buffalo
Carl”s Jr.
Chapman University
Chic Fil-A
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

LA Fitness
Mitsubishi Electric
Mother’s Markets
Newport Beach Endoscopy
Old Navy
Pacific Life
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
Spiers Enterprises
Sports Chalet
Sprouts Markets
Stater Brothers
Teacher Created Resources
Trader Joes
True Value Hardware
TV Ear’s
Union Bank
United Parcel Service
Virtual Office Solutions
Vons Markets
Wholesome Choice

Supporter News

Meet Bobby Spitzberg, Project Independence Client and Board Member

Meet Bobby Spitzberg, Project Independence Client and Board Member

Project Independence was founded on the belief that people with disabilities possess the potential to live and interact in their communities, and that by listening to the hopes and dreams of people we serve, we can help them. Quite simply, Bobby Spitzberg is unforgettable. People who underestimate him- like judging a book by its cover – do so at their loss. But those who take the time to meet him quickly realize that he is the walking, talking epitome of Project Independence, which was founded on the belief that people like Bobby who have disabilities still possess the potential to liveRead More

Donation helps Costa Mesa nonprofit revive Access to Adventure program

Donation helps Costa Mesa nonprofit revive Access to Adventure program

By LOUIS CASIANO JR. | Orange County Register - A Costa Mesa-based nonprofit that serves those with developmental disabilities in Orange County will restart a popular program to provide its clients with outings and social interaction thanks to a $10,000 grant. The money – from the Louis and Gladyce Foster Family Foundation – given to Project Independence this month will help bring back its Access to Adventure program after budget constraints forced the group to shutter the program around two years ago. “We kept it going for as long as we could and then the economy hit and things got expensive,” said Debra Marsteller, CEO forRead More

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