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    The Odgen Foundation

    Founders, Jonathan and Kema Odgen

    The Ogden Foundation in Las Vegas, was founded by Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee Jonathan Ogden and his wife Kema, as an extension of The Jonathan Ogden Foundation which was established in 1996 in Baltimore. It was established as a tax-exempt charitable organization to assist young people in disadvantaged communities develop self esteem through athletics and education.

    On December 11, 1996 the Foundation first honored 150 High School football players from 15 Baltimore High Schools for outstanding academic achievement. The students received official Baltimore Ravens coats, field passes to the Ravens’ game and halftime recognition.

    Since its inception, the positive impact has been remarkable with grades, SAT/ACT scores, graduation and college acceptance rates rising each year. We assist our students with SAT/ACT test preparation, college selection and preparing and submitting college applications.

    Jonathan and Kema have lived in the Las Vegas area for a combination of 45 years where they both saw a need to get more involved in the communities of Las Vegas. Together, they decided to create The Ogden Foundation to help the children in the area.

    Both foundations are dedicated to supporting their communities by building programs through strategic partnerships. Since local government cannot meet all social and recreational needs of our community, the The Ogden Foundation and The Jonathan Ogden Foundation respond to this void by establishing initiatives and adopting projects that support families, unite communities, and promote healthy lifestyles.

    Funding is obtained through individual donations, corporate sponsorships, matching fund campaigns, and partnerships with other agencies. Our record of success has resulted in on-going partnerships with community members, businesses, and other non-profit organizations.

    The Ogden Foundation is a certified 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization

Our Programs

The Odgen Foundation has several ways to help the kids in Las Vegas. Each one having their own set of goals and curriculum to support our overall mission statement.

Boxing Bags

F.I.T. For A Fighting Chance

What is F.I.T. For A Fighting Chance? Fitness Involved Therapy or simply called FIT is a fitness treatment therapy that uses progressive exercise programs, which is a powerful adju

CAAMP Ogden Banner

CAAMP Ogden Club

CAAMP Ogden Club is a weekly after school program provided to title-1 schools in the Las Vegas and Henderson, NV area. CAAMP Ogden Club has been offered in Jim Thorpe Elementary an

CAAMP Kids Class

CAAMP Kids Care Club

Young people today navigate many different communities, large and small, each with its own influences and pressures. Children and teenagers have the potential to be powerful activi


Our Mission

Our mission is to promote personal development through athletics, mentoring and education by providing a structured environment and empowerment programs. These are provided for at-risk youth and families in order to help build confidence, self esteem and healthy lifestyles.

Life and Social Skills

Adopt-A-Family for the Holidays! ...

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Mental Health and Wellness

Mental Health and Wellness ...

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Academic Mentoring
Literacy Awareness and Mentoring

Academic Mentoring and Tutoring Literacy ...

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Leadership and Workplace
Leadership and Workplace Skills

Leadership and Workplace Skills ...

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Physical Fitness Education

Physical Fitness Education Obesity Prevention ...

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Health and Nutrition
Health and Nutrition Awareness

Health and Nutrition Awareness ...

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School Supplies

Give school supplies to our schools! ...

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Fund Raising Events

Ogden Foundation Celebrity Bowl – 2015
Ogden Foundation Celebrity Bowl – 2015
  • 08 May
  • 14:00:00
  • Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas

Come join us for a bowling experience that you will never forget. Jonathan Ogden & Friends come together to support The Ogden Foundation at Brooklyn Bowl on the Las Vegas Strip. Get ready for another Super Bowl Sunda

Jonathan Ogden Foundation Charity Golf Tournament – 2014
Jonathan Ogden Foundation Charity Golf Tournament – 2014
  • 01 May
  • 09:00:00
  • Angel Park, Las Vegas, NV

Join Jonathan and his celebrity friends for a fun filled day of golf and prizes. All while making a meaningful contribution to The Jonathan Ogden Foundation Each golfer will experience an unforgettable day that will incl

Jonathan Ogden Foundation Charity Golf Tournament – 2012
Jonathan Ogden Foundation Charity Golf Tournament – 2012
  • 20 Feb
  • 09:00
  • Angel Park

Join Jonathan and his celebrity friends for a fun filled day of golf and prizes. All while making a meaningful contribution to The Jonathan Ogden Foundation Each golfer will experience an unforgettable day that will incl

Meet The Board

Meet the people that help this foundation grow.

  • Kema Odgen


    Kema Ogden has been a resident of Las Vegas for over 30 years and resides in Henderson with her husband of 10 years, Jonathan Ogden, and two children. She attended UNLV and graduated with a degree in

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  • Lizette Matos

    Vice President

    As Director of Government and Public Affairs, Lizette Matos, along with the Leadnet staff, negotiate retainer agreements with businesses to represent them as a liaison on state and local municipal iss

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  • Evelyn Fraire


    Evelyn Fraire has trained and worked for the past 17 years in the nonprofit sector, most recently she serves as the Operations Manager at Community Outreach Medical Center, the only general medicine c

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  • Lora Picini


    Lora Picini is currently Associate Chief Counsel, Regional Operations for Caesars Entertainment, the world’s largest gaming company. In her role, she provides legal support to the Caesars owned and

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