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Margie Legacy Fund

“This isn’t about me, it’s about all of us.”

– Margie Wakeham, Retired CEO, Families Forward

Margie Legacy Fund

A house is so much more than just a roof over your head. It’s where love occurs, there is safety, there is relaxation, and planning – it’s your center. It’s a deep breath.

Since 1984, Families Forward has recognized that housing is the key ingredient for our families to be able to thrive.

To recognize the legacy of retired CEO, Margie Wakeham, we have established the Margie Legacy Fund – a pool of resources that will lead us to our goal of housing 250 families (875 children and their parents) in the next year.

“What we’ve seen when families move in, is that they feel a sense of relief – that someone cares about them. Sometimes it’s for the first time in their life. I’m most proud of that.” – Margie Wakeham, Retired CEO

As we celebrate Margie, and her incredible service over the last 25 years, we invite you to join us in our work to end family homelessness in Orange County. To make a contribution to the Margie Legacy Fund, click on the link below.