IX Winds Ranch Foundation a Non-profit 501 (c) 3 Organization


The James Pickens, Jr. Foundation (Gina & Jim Pickens w/Jo-An & Glynn Turman)




         Celebrating more than 23 years of Camping


Thank You To Our Fabulous 2014/15 Sponsors
Toni & Roger Mosley
James Pickens, Jr. Foundation
Councilman Bernard Parks
LaDrew, Inc.
Mathis Bros. Furniture
Melba & Ralph Farquhar
Brent & Juanita Jennings
Oz & Lynne Scott
Tina Knowles Lawson
James Hicks
John & Denise Redmond
Rocky Carroll
Spaulding Settle
Valerie & Mike Bean
Judge Mablean Ephriam
The Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo
Synthia Saint James
NLA Realtist
& several others

2012/13 Sponsors

The James Pickens, Jr. Foundation
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas - SD 2
Supervisor Michael Antonovich - SD 5
UPS Foundation
Denise & John Redmond
Marsha & Sherwood Kirk
LA Brotherhood Crusade
Keith & Dionne Williams
Earl & Denise Billings
Troy Walker
Mathis Brothers
Councilmember Bernard Parks - CD 8
Jim & Jackie Castillo
Hattie & Harold Wheeler
SMS Talent
The Bill Pickett Rodeo/American Soul Rodeo
& many more

2011 Sponsors Included:
Samuel L. & LaTonya Jackson
The Jim & Gina Pickens Foundation
LA Brotherhood Crusade
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas (SD2)
Supervisor Michael Antonovich (SD5)
Supervisor Bernard Parks (CD 8)
Compton Jr. Posse
Mathis Brothers Furniture
Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo
SMS Talent, Inc.
James & Jackie Castillo
Bernard & Shirley Kinsey
John Wesley Houston
Earl & Denise Billings
Keith & Dionne Williams
Dawnn Lewis
Pat Prescott
Valerie & Mike Bean
* & several others

2010 Sponsors included:
The Jim and Gina Pickens Foundation
The L.A. County Probation Department
Supervisor Michael Antonovich (SD5) 
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas (SD2) 
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Siegel
Cynthia and Arnold Larkin
Harold and Hattie Wheeler
Families for Children Foster Agency
Valerie and Michael Bean
Councilman Bernard Parks CD8
Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation, Woodie King, Jr., Dr. June Mulvaney, Gia & Melvin Stokes, Families for Children, The John P. Densmore Living Trust, Gizelle Pearline Production, inc., Keith and Dionne Williams, Temple University, John Wesley Houston, Earl and Denise Billings, FAMLI, Inc, CA Teachers Association, J Anthony Brown, The Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo, Erik Kilpatrick & Dr. Tony and Vanessa Calloway & several others.

Past Sponsors:        



IX Winds Ranch Foundation

Camp Gid D Up” Sponsors 2003-09

Platinum Signature Sponsors

Jada and Will Smith Family Foundation
Neutrogena Corporation
Supervisor Michael Antonovich 5th District/Probation Dept.
The Entertainment Industry Foundation
Union Bank of California, Disney Foundation
Valerie & Mike Bean




Pictured above:
Camp Gid D Up 2010 participants at the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo with sponsor Jim Pickens, Jr. & Lu Vasson with Jo-An & Glynn Turman, campers & staff

Center  - The Gang Girl retreat 2009
Below - The Camp Gid D Up Sponsors 2014




Gang Girls


The Rowell Foster Children’s Positive Plan

Remedial Reading & Learning Center

Watts Willowbrook and Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Clubs

Jr. Posse Equestrians

Families for Children

CA Youth Authority

William Grant Stills Art Center

Cameron Jackson Library Foundation

Love Lifted Me Ministries

Omega Boys Mentees

View Park Prep, Schools, Churches, Non-Profits, & Private Individuals (partial list)

IX Winds Ranch Foundation “Camp Gid D Up” Sponsors 2003-08

Gold Bronco Sponsors

Mark Ridley Thomas
Councilman Martin Ludlow, CD 10
Councilman Bernard Parks, CD 8
Los Angeles Urban Bankers
Wells Fargo Bank Foundation, Keith & Dionne Williams, Playa Vista, Police Protective League

Silver Spurs Sponsors

Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo
Dawnn Lewis
Anna Maria Horsford
Rowell Foster Children’s Positive Plan
Patt Anderson
City National Bank

Farmers Insurance Co.


Bronze Buckaroo Sponsors

African Marketplace
Bernice Linden
Daniel Frattali, CPA
Dennis Odums
Dijon & Denice Dubuclet
Dr. & Mrs. Allan Turner
Dr. Gail Jackson
Hattie Winston-Wheeler
Herb & Marion Freed
James Burks/African Marketplace
James & Gina Pickens
Jerdine Gadsden, Ph. D.
Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade
Louis & Cheryl Crutcher
Love Lifted Me Ministries
Liz Garner
Ron & Terri Jones
Sheila & Philip Wright
Tony & Vanessa Calloway
Wings of Refuse

Allstate, Jack LaZard, James Hicks

Serving Inner-City & At-Risk Youth For More Than Two Decades













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