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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
Louis & Gladyce Foster Family Foundation
HBLA
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

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

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

Donor Reception 2017

Donor Reception 2017

This year Project Independence celebrates 40 years of serving adults with developmental disabilities throughout Orange County. This benchmark would not have been reached without the support of donors and client employers. To celebrate we gathered with our supporters and community partners on May 4th. Family, friends, employers and a broad reach of supporters came together to celebrate with music, food, smiles and laughter. Project Independence is proud to have supporters who have been with us through the decades, new community members celebrating our mission and over 60 employers who help to build lives of independence, achievement and community inclusion. Thank you to all of you. These 40Read More


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