You Choose the Charity

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Mike's Decision

My parents have always been generous when it came to their favorite charities (and the four children in our family), so it should not have been a surprise when my parents informed me they were going to give 20% of their wealth to various charities when they passed.  Their thinking was that charity would be their fifth child.
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Elfrena's Decision

Years ago, I read in the newspaper about foster kids emancipating from the system at age 18 with no support.  For youth who wanted to go to college ... practically impossible.  I was horrified. So I started a college scholarship program for foster youth through our local community foundation.
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Current Pledges

Generous Californians are listed in the order their intents were received.  The Anonymous names are known to their advisor or the charitable organization to whom they've made a planned gift. The donor/s did not wish to have their names listed on this website, but do want to be counted as joining the effort.

 

1. Matt Laufman - El Dorado Hills
2. AnonymousNN - Rancho Cordova
3 & 4. Pamela & Alexandra Constantino
5 & 6. Aydee & Craig Ferguson - Sacramento
7 & 8. Charlie & Wendy Wait - Sacramento
9 & 10. Elfrena Foord & Bruce Hester - Sacramento
11. Chris Ann Bachtel - Sacramento
12 & 13. Steve Kuhn & Carol Van Bruggen Kuhn - Sacramento
14 & 15. AnonymousC&OE - Sacramento
16. AnonymousRB- Carmichael
17 & 18. Edwin & Carolyn Hessel - Roseville
19. Michael Hardy - Elk Grove
20 & 21. Susan Campbell & John McKinney - Sebastopol
22 & 23. Joe & Nancy Rodriguez - Cool
24 & 25. AnonymousK&MF - Sacramento
26 & 27. Sam & Kerry Wood - Sacramento
28 & 29. Marc & Stephanie Hebert - Menlo Park
30 & 31. Dr. Pete & Penny Changaris - Roseville
32. Lynn Upchurch - Vacaville
33 & 34. Ellie & Tom Harriman - Goleta
35. Kim Rhinehelder - Roseville
36. Linda Brandenberger - Sacramento
37. Judi Smith - Sacramento
38 & 39. Larry & Dale Geweke - Yuba City
40. Judee Daniels - Carmichael
41. Veronica Blake -Meadowvista
42. Janet Berckefeldt - Lafayette
43 & 44. John & Ione Koch - Carmichael
45 & 46. Beth & Kevin Hassett - Carmichael
47 & 48. AnonymousH&KG - Sacramento
49. AnonymousBL - Sacramento
50 & 51. AnonymousB&MS - Sacramento
52. James Carman - Auburn, Placer County
53. AnonymousLM - Sacramento
54 & 55. AnonymousA&DK - Granite Bay
56 & 57. AnonymousT&JA - Shingle Springs
58 & 59. AnonymousC&LB - Petaluma
60. Kristan Otto - Sacramento
61 & 62. AnonymousS&HP - Healdsburg
63. Michael Schafer - Mokelumne Hill
64 & 65. Tom & Trudy Nearn - Sacramento
66 & 67. Christie Holderegger & John Leach - Roseville
68 & 69. Leo & Laurel McFarland - Roseville
70. Judy McGarry - Sacramento
71 & 72. AnonymousE&TS - Placerville
73. Rick Wylie - Roseville
74 & 75. AnonymousJ&DH - Healdsburg
76 & 77. Fran Baxter-Guigli & Jim Guigli - Carmichael
78. Shirlee Tully - Sacramento
79. Bob Massad - Camino
80. Christina Airola - Sacramento
81. AnonymousAM - Santa Rosa
82. Sheila Hard - Sacramento
83. Kristen Schultz - Camarillo
84 & 85. Rita Saenz & Maria Nemeth - Sacramento
86 & 87. AnonymousW&MM - Auburn
88 & 89. AnonymousJ&WE - Healdsburg
90. AnonymousGF - No City
91. AnonymousLM - Placerville
92. Barbara Monroe - Sacramento
93. Diane Woodruff - Fair Oaks
94. Mark Strate - Grass Valley
95 & 96. Scott & Valerie Hanson - El Dorado Hills
97. Diane Mizell - Sacramento
98 & 99. Stephen & Joanie Gamble - Orangevale
100. Julia R. Amaral - Grass Valley
101 & 102. AnonymousF&LA - Nevada City
103. Anne Geraghty - Sacramento
104 & 105. Sheila Cardno & Kim Silvers - Granite Bay
106. Michele McCormick - Sacramento
107. Gail Johnson Vaughan - Grass Valley
108. D. Brosnan - Lincoln, Placer County
109 & 110. Michael & Sarah Bennett - Carmichael
111. AnonymousCC - Sacramento
112 & 113. Joanrae & Denis De Luchi - Fair Oaks
114. T. Brosnan - Lincoln
115. Diane E. Thomas - Sacramento
116. Lorna Sheveland - Gold River
117. Bill Blazek - Gold River
118. Sharon Margetts - Sacramento
119. Marissa Low - Napa
120. AnonymousJB - San Francisco
121. Kent Palmerton - Carmichael
121 & 123. Roy & Cynthia Kroener - Sacramento
124. Jeff Aran - Sacramento
125 & 126. LeeAnn & Lonnie Dickson - Roseville
127. AnonymousPJH - Sacramento
128 & 129. Glenys & Jim Kaye, Roseville
130 & 131.  Norman & Linda Boone - San Francisco
132. Alan Lewis - Sacramento
133. Susan Harrison - Davis
134. & 135. AnonymousGCBC - Alamo
136. Amber Leonti - Sacramento
137. Nick Leonti - Sacramento
138. J.D. Lauppe - Sacramento
139 & 140. Bob & Linda Biko - Carmichael
141 & 142. Doug & Debby Bennett - Stockton
143 & 144. Anonymous DC&JB - El Dorado Hills
145. Anonymous DE - Carmichael
146. Anonymous EL - Carmichael
147 & 148. Skip & Cookie Lawrence - Carmichael
149 & 150. Mary Healy & Steve O'Brien - Sacramento
151. Kenneth Noack, Jr. - Carmichael
152. Horace & Nina Wulff - Sacramento
153. D. Timothy Pickney - Rocklin
154. Mike Dourgarian - Sacramento
155. Mead Kibbey - Sacramento
156. AnonymousMK - Sacramento
157. Edie Dorian - Sacramento
158 & 159. Dal & Pam Darracq - Sacramento
160. Bernie Davitto - Sacramento
161. Clare Payne - Sacramento
162. Jeanne Reaves - Sacramento
163 & 164. Marilyn & Dean Park - Sacramento
165 & 166. Jim & Mary Jo Streng - Fair Oaks
167 & 168. John & Jane Wheaton - Sacramento
169. Gary Grace - St. Helena
170. Susan Zamani - Sacramento
171. John R. McIntyre - West Sacramento
172. Heather Estay - Sacramento
173. Ed Willey - Roseville
174 & 175. Joe & Dee Hartzog - Sacramento
176. AnonymousRB - Sacramento
177 & 178. Anonymous D&NC - Sacramento
179 & 180. Bob & Shirley Rosenberg - Sacramento
181. Tom Engel - Sacramento
182 & 183. Steven & Sarah Raymond - Granite Bay
184 & 185. John B. & Mary Lynn Kelly - Sacramento
186. AnonymousBD - Sacramento
187 & 188. Jon & Susan Snyder - Rancho Murieta
189 & 190. Glenn Sr. & Vernice Sorensen - Sacramento
191. Paul Bystrowski - Fair Oaks
192. Richard Andrew Kowaleski - Orangevale
193 & 194. Frank & Carol Poelman - Carmichael
195 & 196. Susan & Larry Sheridan - Carmichael
197 & 198. AnonymousJ&TK - Sacramento
199. Hal Bartholomew - Elk Grove
200 & 201. Michael & Cindy Miklaus - Fair Oaks
202 & 203. Eric & Araceli Solis - Sacramento
204 & 205. Denise Mazzucca-Barrett & Jerry Barrett - Sacramento
206. Ed Lillya - Carmichael
207 & 208.  Harold & Lilla Strauch - Carmichael
209.  L. George Daniels III - Carmichael
210. Bill Schopfer - Sacramento
211 & 212.  Lauren & Harvey Wolkov - Sacramento
213 & 214.  Clayton & Lorrie Lee - El Dorado Hills
215. Anonymous CLB - Fresno
216 & 217. Jim & Patti Worsham - Long Beach
218 & 219. Gary & Judy Mangrum - Granite Bay
220. Jean Bixby Smith - Long Beach
221 & 222. Kevin & Ana Maria McGuan - Long Beach
223 & 224. Ralph & Dottie Linden - Roseville
225. Frances Grover - Long Beach
226. Sandy VandenBerge - Long Beach
227. Louise Cunningham - Signal Hill
228. Jane J. Netherton - Long Beach
229. AnonymousCEF - Carmichael
230 & 231. John & Maggie Frisch - Sacramento
232 & 233. Bill & Julia Schaw - Sacramento
234. Jan Karowsky - Sacramento
235. Jean Slatter - Newcastle
236. Linda Tell - Sacramento
237. Alex J. Norman - Long Beach
238. Nini M. Horn - Long Beach
239 & 240. Hal & Lona Shipley - Clarksburg
241 & 242. Kelley Moran & Gabriel Gendron - Folsom
243. Katherine Keeney - Sacramento
244. AnonymousKS - Lincoln
245 & 246.  AnonymousSH & SH - Sacramento
247. Nancy Garton - Carmichael
248 & 249. Jons & Julie Van Dooren - El Dorado Hills
250 & 251. Dean & Ginny Chang - Carmichael
252 & 253. Clark & Paula Allison - El Dorado Hills
254 & 255. Rita Gibson & Charles F. Preston II - Sacramento
256. Carl Spilman - El Macero
257 & 258. Indru & Pramila Kriplani - Sacramento
259. Annette Kashiwabara - Long Beach
260. Marty Isozaki - Long Beach
261 & 262. AnonymousM&BG - Sacramento
263. Susan T. Redfield - Long Beach
264 & 265. Scot & Kathy Sorensen - Sacramento
266 & 267. Larry & Patricia Allison - Long Beach
268. Estelle Saltzman - Sacramento
269. Lial Jones - Fair Oaks
270 & 271. Joshua Rymer & Timothy Frazer - Glen Ellen
272 & 273. Harriet & Randy Derwingson - Sonoma
274. Patrice Wong - Long Beach
275. Marilyn Bohl - Long Beach
276 & 277. Matthew & Kirsten Hanson - Long Beach
278. J.B. Jones - Galt
279 & 280. Ed Adams & Katie Jones - Stockton
281. Donna Courville - Roseville
282 & 283.  Gary & Dawna DeLong - Long Beach
284 & 285. John & Mary Finegan - Sacramento
286 & 287. AnonymousL&BL - Long Beach
288 & 289. Dean & Amy Chance - Sacramento
290 & 291. Tom & Phyllis Hammer - Sacramento
292. Jan Geiger - Sacramento
293. Liz McClatchy - Sacramento
294 & 295. Cecelia Delury & Vince Jacobs - Carmichael
296 & 297. Fred & Nancy Teichert - Sacramento
298 & 299. Arnie & Marcia Adreani - Elk Grove
300 & 301. Bob & Janet Trigg - Elk Grove
302. Miles Treaster - Sacramento
303 & 304. Stephanie Wolf & Anthony Love - Vacaville
305 & 306. Carl & Carole Boyett - Modesto
307. Constance Harris - Vallejo
308 & 309. Reverend & Mrs. James K. Lewis - Long Beach
310 & 311. Steve & Linda Fleischmann - Long Beach
312. Julie Heggeness - Long Beach
313 & 314. Jim & Kris Simonsen - Sacramento
315. Ann Morales - Long Beach
316 & 317. Mark & Ann Sievers - Fairfield
318. Dale Whitney - Long Beach
319 & 320. Sandy & Rich Tosti - Vacaville
321 & 322. Geraldine Knatz & John Mulvey - Long Beach
323. Mitchel D. Moore - Los Angeles
324 & 325. Matthew & Leslie Jacobs - Sacramento
326 & 327. Norma Rivera & James Flam - Sacramento
328. Garry Maisel - Sacramento
329. Theresa Brunella - Long Beach
330. Devon Dougherty - Long Beach
331. John A. Kristianson - Long Beach
332 & 333. Melody Granger-Mayer & Conrade Mayer - Rancho Cordova
334 & 335. Frank & Margie Newell - Long Beach
336 & 337. Robert M. & Nancy Conner Earl - Sacramento
338. Barbara Bixby Blackwell - Long Beach
339 & 340. Donald & Maria Cochran - Long Beach
341 & 342. William & Virginal Barnes - Long Beach
343. Anonymous GMH - Long Beach
344 & 345. Blake & Vicki Christian - Long Beach
346 & 347. Stephen & Edith Brandenburger - Sacramento
348 & 349. Jeff Farley & Mike Tentis - Sacramento
350 & 351. Dr. Ernest & Muriel Johnson - Sacramento
352. Blake Young - Sacramento
353 & 354. The Rev. Robert & Doni Blumenstock - Sacramento
355 & 356. Arla Gibson & Bud Bautista - Auburn
357 & 358. Steve & Dorell Heath - Sacramento
359. Sandy Smoley - Fair Oaks
360 & 361. Patrick & Elizabeth Bell - Sacramento
362. AnonymousHD - Fair Oaks
363 & 364. Pat & Kathy McClain - Sacramento
365 & 366. Bobby & Cheryl Cobbs - West Sacramento
367 & 368. Stan & Kristen Atkinson - Sacramento
369 & 370. Stephen & Lynne Maggie Tse - Sacramento
371 & 372. John Piotrowski, Jr. & Valerie Reynoso Piotrowski - El Dorado Hills
373 & 374. Bob & Peg Henley - Sacramento
375 & 376. Michael & Debby Ziegler - Auburn
377 & 378. Brian & Dorothy Landsberg - Sacramento
379 & 380. Dennis H. Mangers & Michael Sestak - Sacramento
381. Christine Bouten - Rancho Cordova
382 & 383. Michael & Lindy Dunlavey - Sacramento
384. Jennie Babich - Sacramento
385 & 386. R&RS- Citrus Heights
387 & 388. Robert & Sandy Lorber - El Macero
389 & 390. Anonymous J&JB- Rocklin
391. Scot Crocker - Sacramento
392. Edwin Weidner, Jr. - Sacramento
393 & 394.  Anonymous H&WS - San Anselmo
395 & 396. Anonymous J&JK - Antelope
397. Rebecca Gardner - Citrus Heights
398 & 399. Kevin & Nancy Smith-Fagan - Sacramento
400. John Vaughn - Grass Valley
401. Jerome J. Jacoby - Grass Valley
402. AnonymousJB - Grass Valley
403. AnonymousDF - Grass Valley
404 & 405. Carolyn Curtis & Charles Stolzenbach - Carmichael
406. Leslie Arnal - Sacramento
407 & 408. Dan & Debbie Cairns - Sacramento
409 & 410. Paul & Elaine Pennington - Orangevale
411 & 412. Bob & Darlene McLean - Carmichael
413 & 414. Bob & Winnie Gaines - Sacramento
415. Helen Hobart - Sacramento
416 & 417. AnonymousDM &CM - Carmichael
418. Henry Wirz - Sacramento
419. Babs Sandeen - West Sacramento
420. Peter Blando - West Sacramento
421. Don Schatzel - West Sacramento
422 & 423. Anonymous BT&DT - Carmichael
424 & 425. Fritz & Jane Engel - El Dorado Hills
426 & 427. Tom & Meg Stallard - Woodland
428 & 429. John L. & Debbie Lewis - Carmichael
430 & 431. Greg Fitch & Shirley Thomas - Carmichael
432 & 433. John & Ann Platt - Rancho Murieta
434 & 435. Charlie Sumner II & Valerie Harper - Gold River
436 & 437. Nick & Dawn Moore - Carmichael
438 & 439. N.Davis & S.Davis - Sacramento
440. Helen Rosing - Citrus Heights
441. Helen Bain - Fresno
442 & 443. AnonymousRB&DS - Placerville
444. AnonymousMW - Ukiah
445. Starr W. Hurley - El Macero
446. Karen Good - Placerville
447 & 448. Mark & Patty Read - Sacramento
449 & 450. AnonymousGM&TS - Elk Grove
451. Bernard Smith - Davis
452. Christopher Smith - Woodland
453 & 454. David Feder & Elizabeth Luttrell - Gold River
455 & 456. AnonymousSW&TW - Sacramento
457. Jacquie Cranston - Sacramento
458 & 459. Stephen & Melva Arditti - Sacramento
460. AnonymousDH - Sacramento
461. AnonymouseMS - Sacramento
462 & 463. Dale & Katy Carlsen - Granite Bay
464 & 465. John & Debra Winters - Sacramento
466. Leesa Fons - Roseville
467. Edith Thacher - Sacramento
468. AnonymousAD - West Covina
469 & 470. Ron & Karen Ritchey - Sacramento
471. Leslie Leggio - Sacramento
472 & 473.  Cy & Marsha Holmes - Elk Grove
474. Deni Marshall - Elk Grove
475 & 476. Thomas & Linda Gilbert - Sacramento
477. Susan Mann - Davis
478 & 479. Rose & Gil Lester - Sacramento
480 & 481. Ted & Elba White - Elk Grove
482. Lucinda Woodward - Sacramento
483 & 484. Richard & Patricia Marquez - Granite Bay
485. Carlin Naify - Sacramento
486 & 487. Pat & Sherri Cannon - Carmichael
488 & 489. Bob & Suzanne Hamilton - Yuba City
490 & 491. Leslie & Steve Botos - Roseville
492. AnonymousAH - Elk Grove
493. Carol Delzer - Sacramento
494 & 495. Douglas & Monica Crumley - Gold River
496 & 497. Linda & Mark Geery - Cameron Park
498. Robert Deering - Sacramento
499. Lucretia Deering - Carmichael
500. Johnny Avots-Smith - Sacramento
501 & 502. Lawrence & Christine Garcia - Carmichael
503 & 504. Rick & Linda Eytcheson - Sacramento
505. Lisa Woodard-Mink  - Sacramento
506. Kenneth Clark - Sacramento
507. Jason Brown - Lodi
508. Karen Humphrey - Isleton
509 & 510. AnonymousEKA - Granite Bay
511 & 512. AnonymousTSL - Stockton
513 & 514. Matt & Brooke McCollough - Stockton
515. Parvati Cynthia Hansen - Nevada City
516 & 517. AnonymousCPT - Sacramento
518 & 519. Mark & Tanya Schaal - Sacramento
520 & 521. Len & Gail McCandliss - Gold River
522. Kathy Fleming - Sacramento
523. Tanya Kravchuk - Sacramento
524 & 525. Jose & Barbara Kirchner - Roseville
526. Colleen R. Lukoff - San Marcos
527. AnonymousMB - Modesto
528 & 529. AnonymousRJPW - Elk Grove
530. Amanda E. Johnson - Wheatland
531. Therese A. Adams - Lincoln
532. Renee Hall - Stockton
533. Art R. Carter - San Francisco
534 & 535. Dr. & Mrs. Donald W. Brown - Sacramento
536. Carol Davydova - Sacramento
537. Colleen Watters - Sacramento
538. Monica Ojcius - Modesto
539. Vernon Washington - San Jose
540. Greg Lassonde - Oakland
541 & 542. Mary & Tom Rotelli - Carmichael
543 & 544. Rick & Glenna Sansone - Elk Grove
545. Lindsey Randolph - Stockton
546.  Jim Sharvin - Redondo Beach
547 & 548. Jennifer Scott & Matthew Dunn - Sacramento
549 & 550. AnonymousARY&HY - Sacramento
551. Bev Anderson - Colfax
552 & 553. Teresa & Frank Mandella - Stockton
554 & 555.  Hannah & Erich Olson - Sacramento
556. Joelle Gomez - Stockton
557. Patricia Rosenbaum