CHP 11-99 is a non profit organization whom assists widows and orphans of police officers. They also provide financial assistance during difficult times, scholarships and amongst many other contributions. Because of these valuable assistance officers can stay focused on assisting the citizens commuting on our highways.
"Every day, our California Highway Patrol officers place their lives on the line to serve and protect our community. And when tragedy arises, the 11-99 Foundation is there to lend support. I can think of no better foundation that helps to bring much needed financial relief to the officer’s family and children than the 11-99 Foundation. They remain true to their core values of serving and protecting the families of those who have served and protected us. Without them, many of our officer’s families would face unnecessary financial burden. The 11-99 Foundation is an inspiration, one that continues the memory of our fallen heroes and protects the livelihood of their families."
Brad H. ~Carmichael, CA
I GOT INTERESTED IN THE CHP 11-99 FOUNDATION WHEN I FIRST ATTENDED THEIR CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT MANY YEARS AGO. ONCE I UNDERSTOOD THE MISSION I WAS ALL IN.
I FIND THE MISSION TO BE SO RIGHT ON.
IT'S BEEN AN ABSOLUTE PLEASURE TO BE INVOLVED WITH THEM EVER SINCE.
I am a retired CHP Officer, who has witnessed personally, the outstanding work by the CHP 11-99 Foundation. They are very low key, work tirelessly to help the families of Patrolmen who have been killed or critically injured. Two of my close friends died, one on-duty, the other from brain cancer. Without any fanfare, an 11-99 Foundation representative within a couple of days, provided checks in the amount of $50,000 in the widow’s time of need. Just to help the spouse and children to move forward. In addition, CHP officers provided help for whatever needs the family might have to get them over their darkest days. I became a life member the day I retired, and have been proud to make substantial contributions ever since. The 11-99 Foundation is a wonderful, selfless organization, and even provides scholarships to the children of officers. Whatever is donated goes to the families. God bless our Peace Officers and those who support them. Gregory R. Mullendore, CHP 8454
I have been a member since the day I retired from the CHP. The people running it, Judith Levine and Bruce Meyer, to name just two, are of the highest caliber. Gordon Graham, a CHP classmate of mine, was selected as the single person to help law enforcement nationally more than anyone else, two years ago. I think it was IPSLEA, which presented the award. Gordon, a brilliant and kind man, was just voted onto the 11-99 Foundation Board of Directors this year. I regard him as the single most important person in the history of the CHP. The 11-99 Foundation always places the families of CHP Officers who have been killed or critically injured first. They also provide scholarships to a plethora of deserving CHP family members. If someone tries to use the 11-99 Foundation to get out of a traffic ticket, he will be summarily dismissed from the organization. Indeed, it is a terrific charitable organization. I am Greg Mullendore, retired CHP 8454
Our family has been involved and supporters to the 11-99 Foundation since its’ inception in 1983. Our commitment is and has been based upon the incredible impact it has had on families of the California Highway Patrol over these years. We have had the pleasure of meeting students who have received scholarship support and seen their incredible appreciation. And, we have seen and felt the gratitude of family members, when we have provided death and disability benefits.
I can not understate their heart felt appreciation to all the Members of the 11-99 Foundation, which I am hopeful that you are one!
If you are, then congratulations.
You are part of a great group of supporters to these First Responders.
If you are not, why not?
Get on board.
All the best,
I have been an 1199 lifetime member for 8 years now. On Aug 21, 2020 my truck ran out of fuel on the Hwy 8 east 2 miles west of sidewinder rd (broken gauge). Within 15 minutes a CHP Officer pulled up behind us to make sure we were ok. It was 100° outside and he wanted to make sure the kids were going to be alright in the heat. I said we would be fine then he asked if it was OK to stay behind us with his lights on to make sure traffic was moving over. I told him I would really appreciate that, so he waited for nearly 1 hour until the tow truck arrived with fuel and we were back up and running. My deepest appreciation to that man for keeping my family safe.
*** my membership never came up in conversation so I know he would have done that for anyone.
In 2008 my husband, an officer with the CHP, was diagnosed with brain cancer. We went from 2 incomes to 1 income because I needed to stay home and take care of him. He was able to keep his regular pay but we lost almost 30 percent of our income overnight. The 11-99 foundation helped us then and then again when my husband died in 2010. They even gave our youngest son 2 small scholarships to help him with college. They helped us through a very difficult time.
CHP 11-99 Foundation is responsible for, we as grandparents raising a granddaughter ,to watch her graduate in Dec with her BSN debt free!!! She will go on to contribute to society in a big way due to the help and confidence they have shown in her!!!!
The 11-99 Foundation has helped the granddaughter we raised to get through two years of college without debt. We are ever so grateful that this non profit works so tirelessly to support our law enforcement family in so many ways.
In 2018 my 12 year old daughter donated a little over $1500 to the 11-99 Foundation. She is a 4-H member and every year raises two Market Hogs to be sold. She keeps the majority of the profits, if any, in a college savings account and the rest rolls over to expense the next project. With the tragedy of losing several officers in just a few months she decided to use her money from the previous project to completely fund the next and then donated her entire sale check to the 11-99. She believed that even if the amount wasn’t enough to pay for a funeral, or a year of college for a fallen officers child...it would however take a small burden off a wife and mother during a time of sadness. It might help pay their mortgage, put food on their table, maybe buy Christmas Presents for other children like her. We drove 5 hours to hand deliver the money to the 11-99 Foundation. I have never, ever, met people with such passion, desire and out right dedication to their mission then those on the staff of the 11-99. They were beyond thankful and even though it wasn’t a five or ten thousand dollar donation, her$1,500 meant just the same to them. They praised her and told her how thankful they were for her kind heart and donation. They went as far as to call me later that evening to make sure we made it home okay.
I left there feeling like we mattered. We were appreciated. I have never given a donation that was accepted with whole hearts like this one. My daughter will forever remember this moment and therefore will forever be a donor to CHP 11-99 Foundation. They truly are one of a kind.
CHP11-99 has had a profound impact on our lives. We have had a few family friend receive support during a difficult time and the 11-99 foundation was there right from the beginning.
Personally, the 11-99 foundation has supported our daughter as she works her way through college. She has received 2 scholarships and the 11-99 foundation has been thoughtful for both recipients and donors. College scholarship recipients are encouraged to write thank you notes to donors that sponsor them giving each donor and recipient a personal connection to the foundation.
Thank you CHP 11-99 Foundation for your support of CHP families.
My friend, Officer Mark Taylor, was killed in the line of duty on Thanksgiving day. His wife and young daughter were left stranded. If it had not been for the CHP 11-99 Foundation, I don't know what they would have done. Thank you. 11629
Although we never needed help, a friend did. 11-99 stepped up for him BIG TIME after his on the job injury by providing him a wheelchair accessible van until he recovered. Awesome organization!
My husband died in the line of duty 17 years ago. This foundation was a godsend, as I was left as the single parent of a two year old. They were there during the most difficult time of my life. The organization is still there for my daughter who is now in college. She applied for and received an extremely generous scholarship to help her pay for college. She will live the rest of her life with a hole in her heart, where her father used to be, but she will always remember the support and generosity of the 11-99 foundation.
11-99 Foundation awarded several scholarships each to my two kids while they attended college. Their support was invaluable in getting the kids through. They put the money where its needed and are always there for the families of officers in need.
Amazing non profit supporting so many lives after their families have been hit with tragedy.
The CHP 11-99 Foundation truly helps families in a time of need. When a family goes through the most difficult time during an officer’s career the CHP 11-99 Foundation takes immediate action to help the family. Proud to know that the foundation works tirelessly for our officers who protect us.
This is a great foundation. Always helping when our community is in need.
CHP 11-99 does so much for CHP employees and their families. Our daughter and I were both blessed o receive scholarship money to help put us both through college.
I attended the Bob Weinberg Golf Tournament in 9/19 and I was so impressed with the organizers, guests and the participants! All showed a level of dedication that was mouth dropping! The organizer and their staff anticipated every need the participants might have in advance, the dinner was delicious, the entertainment with Rita Rudner was hilarious and the auctioneer Shawn Parr was engaging and caught all of us up in the auction, raising thousands of dollars! It was a really special day!
The 11-99 Foundation is my favorite charity. They do a great job and it is SO needed for CHP families. Thank you
For the past 36 years, the CHP 11-99 Foundation has helped provide emergency benefits to the families of officers killed in the line of duty as well as officers injured while helping to protect the citizens of California.
Along with these vital services, the CHP 11-99 Foundation also provides education scholarships to dependents of all CHP employees, uniformed and non-uniformed.
The CHP 11-99 Foundation is our personal favorite 501(c) 3 Status Non-Profit Organization to donate to because since 1982 they have provided over $34 million in death benefits and scholarships to CHP families in need.
My husband is a Retired Lt. Commander of 31 years in the California Highway Patrol, it was all my husband ever aspired to be but as the years passed--the job changed, it became more dangerous and for families who lose a major bread earner, it can be even more devastating. We have met countless beneficiaries over the years whose lives were positively impacted by the 11-99's endeavors.
They're the most pro-active nonprofit we've ever witnessed in action!
In 1993 my radiator blew on a dark stretch of freeway in Los Angeles, it was a traumatic situation and out of nowhere a CHP motorcyclist showed up! My car died, going uphill, in the on ramp with a truck barreling down on me and smoke billowing out from under my hood-I couldn’t open my door on the left…and I couldn’t jump out on the right. This man’s actions were heroic and I’m a 100% sure I’m here today because he was there at that exact moment!
In 2001 I met a Lieutenant for the CHP and we married in 2003. We’ve been to a lot of holiday parties, retirement parties, birthday parties, graduations and then some, but it’s the funeral’s you never forget. You can’t go to a funeral and not want to help.
Through my husband’s encouragement and support of the CHP 11-99 I got to meet Rebecca Centner and we’ve been volunteering and donating ever since. There is a history, a culture and a love of family binding the ties within the framework of this nonprofit, unlike any I’ve ever experienced. What a visionary Bob Weinberg was!
The children who lose a parent within a CHP family lose so much and they need a light. The CHP 11-99 Foundation is truly that light! They have honored the giving spirit and dedication of the CHP officers who have served and they set an example for how to pay it forward. The scholarships they provide foster careers in a vast range of fields. The ripple effect of education is priceless as well as the confidences shaped by the opportunity to achieve higher aspirations.
No matter what the need is, the CHP 11-99 Foundation’s devotion to be there when it really counts is remarkable and I can’t think of a nonprofit that does more to make a difference in the lives of the people who make our state highways and communities a safer place than a nonprofit that serves the families of the California Highway Patrol.
I am so proud to be a volunteer of the CHP 11-99 Foundation. This is my second year volunteering at one of the many golf tournaments raising funds to support Law Enforcement and their families. The events were well run with professional and friendly people. Their dedication and commitment was astounding! It was such a pleasure interacting and meeting with many of the sponsorors and guests. Truly a warm, generous and gracious group!
The CHP 11-99 foundation provided me with two separate scholarships while pursuing my Associate Degree of Nursing and later my Bachelors degree. My experiences in applying for these scholarships were both simple and straightforward and the money they provided allowed me to pursue the education needed for my current career. The Foundation is nothing short of an excellent organization and works incredibly well in serving the family members of CHP officers.
This is a wonderful organization that does great work to assist CHP officers and their families. I have been a volunteer at their events for the past few years and am very impressed with how organized and well-run these events are. The staff is dedicated and truly seems to love what they do. If you are looking for an efficient non profit, look no further.
Our son Bennet was born in 2012 with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Bennet has had 3 open heart surgeries to change the plumbing of his heart to function on a single ventricle. Bennet has been in therapy his whole life as well. He is now in kindergarten and thriving. The 1199 foundation has been there by our side through this all, supporting us financially, wether it be for medical bills or during the long hospital stays.
The CHP-1199 foundation has been there for us in some of our darkest times. In 2012 our son was born with a severe heart defect requiring a series of surgeries and other treatments. As the difficult road continued before us, They supported us emotionally and financially when we were desperate and broken. We are forever thankful for them!!
This is a wonderful organization with a mission that spans all of CA. The management team is skilled and very efficient, they have a wonderful and active board, and the membership base is a wonderful mix of people that make up the CA demographic. The organizations financials are strong and continue to build off of prudent management by the board and management team.
My father is a life member of the organization and you can tell that anyone involved has a passion for helping out the families of CHP officers throughout the state.
The 11-99 Foundation made my dream of attending Yale University a reality. Because of their generous support of my education, I was able to obtain my BA and leave Yale debt free! They continued to support my educational pursuits through two Masters degrees. I can honestly say that I would not be where I am today without their incredibly generous funding. I also appreciated the way the staff made an effort to get to know me and my specific dreams and aspirations. I actually kept in touch with one of the staff people for several years after starting school. I think it’s great that they not only offer scholarships to students, but host ceremonies to honor the students receiving those scholarships, and in turn, the officers in the lives of those students. I hope they are able to continue their work indefinitely!! Thank you, 11-99 Foundation, for helping me achieve my goals!
My wife and I have been a member of the CHP 11-99 Fiundation for a little over a year now. Right from the start we felt like family. It’s been amazing to see where our donations go and how they help fallen officers and their families. They have a beautiful outlook on what they want to accomplish and I’m always impressed at their creativity in regards to fundraisers and their commitment to the cause. I’m honored to be apart of such a great organization. Logan and Katie Cromwell
I have been on several 11-99 event planning committees and have witnessed first hand the work of the 11-99 foundation. Their dedication and support of families who have lost a loved one in the line of duty is unprecedented. The scholarships given by the foundation in support of young adults aspirations towards higher education is outstanding. As a member of the California Highway Patrol I can't put into words how much the 11-99 foundation means to me and my department.
The CHP 11-99 foundation helped me pay for books and gas every semester and it was this buffer that really took the stress off my heavy class load semesters when I had to work less hours at my job. Plus the recognition you get it’s really fun!
The CHP 11-99 Foundation is an outstanding organization of volunteers who continually provide generous monetary assistance to CHP employees,whether uninformed or non-uniformed, in time of need. In addition, each year they award thousands of dollars in scholarships to CHP employee family members. I have witnessed first hand their generosity over the years and I am honored to donate to this organization.
I have been a member of the Foundation for several years. During that time I have witnessed the outstanding generosity of the board and it's members in providing much needed assistance to California Highway Patrol employees and their families in a time of tragedy or distress.
In addition, the Foundation's scholarship program for family members of CHP employees has provided the opportunity to many for a quality education. This is a truly "giving" organization
I was asked to volunteer for the CHP 1199 golf tournament apx 29 years ago. It has been such an amazing experience. Over the years I have brought others to volunteer from my own family and my employer Boeing. It is such a great organization, to hear the recipients tell you their experiences first hand is life changing. It's even a greater honor to see the same golfers year after year tell you this is their favorite tournament and charity event. Thank you for this opportunity. Yvette Adriano
Years ago I was asked if I would be available to help with the CHP 11-99 golf tournament. At first I was like what is that? After the first one I worked I have never missed one tournament, the people are all so committed to helping the fallen officers and their families. I have heard numerous young adults, and family members talk about how this organization has helped them in their time of need. This is an amazing organization and I'm proud to have the opportunity to be a part of it. Thank you, Jeanette Countess
I have volunteered for the 11-99 foundation at a number of their fundraising events over the past 30 years. I was a Real Estate Agent seven years ago and one of my clients, a single mother with two teenagers, is a CHP Dispatcher/ Supervisor. I told her of my involvement with the Foundation and she shared stories how the Foundation had helped co-workers. The following years this client/CHP employee has volunteered at fundraising events. When her daughter, then her son entered college 11-99 foundation began helping with their tuition. 11-99 foundation has made it possible for both her children to continue their studies toward graduation.
The 11-99 Foundation is an outstanding origination that helps those who help us. They not only help those in their time of great need, but they also provide college tuitions to countless children of the men and women who protect us each and every day and in some cases, lay down their life doing so. I could tell story after story of The Foundation helping those who need it, but trust its is the finest origination around.
I have volunteered for many years with this organization and can see how much they truly help the CHP and their families in time of need. Not only that, but also providing scholarships to CHP children to aid their college tuition is terrific. What a truly marvelous organization.
I found the CHP 11-99 Foundation to be a wonderful cause that has helped many people. Thank you so much for helping the CHP families in crisis
In 2005 my wife volunteered for the 11-99 Foundation golf tournament at Los Coyotes Country Club. It was her experience there that prompted me to become a volunteer as well. I was an active CHP officer at the time and it was my involvement with the 11-99 Foundation that has led me to volunteer every year since. in July 2016 I suffered three Strokes in one week. I had seen all the wonderful things the foundation does but it wasn't until my Strokes that I realized what a close family we all are. Although there weren't any specific services for retired officers they were right there to offer help and support. thank you Manny Padilla, Rebecca Centner Brianna Esquivel and Foundation staff in Fountain Valley. I hope to be back on the course volunteering in 2018.
As the spouse of a 27 year CHP veteran, it is reassuring to know that the CHP 11-99 Foundation exists to support officers and their families. Whether in times of crisis, such as supporting the family of a fallen officer, or through the on-going support of programs like the 11-99 Scholarship program, the CHP 11-99 Foundation works diligently to support those who have dedicated their lives to serving others as law enforcement officers.
The Foundation provides a vital role, one that is not provided by the CHP department itself. Without the foundation, many families would struggle financially during times of death, illness etc. Thank you CHP 11-99 Foundation for the work you do!!
Wonderful cause, dedicated staff
The CHP 11-99 Foundation is a remarkable nonprofit organization dedicated to the health and welfare of California Highway Patrol personnel as well as their families. I am proud to be a 33 year member and to have been able to spurt this many worth while causes.
The effort and assistance they do for California Highway Patrol officers and their families is magnificent, chartable, bighearted and totally worthwhile. The majority of people involved are genuine, diligent and lazar focused on bringing awareness to the organization and its efforts to aid Officers and families in their time of need. I cant think a better way to donate my time
The Chp 11-99 Foundation is one of the most amazing nonprofits I know of. I have been a volunteer at their fundraising events for over 20 years and each time I am thrilled to help them out. The work and help they do for CHP officers and their families is wonderful and generous and so needed. Everyone involved is friendly, polite, hard-working and they all are dedicated to making sure that all the monies made goes directly to the officers and families. The foundation is truly an inspiration.
Received a scholarship for my son to attend college. It is the only scholarship he was awarded after applying to many different scholarship offers. We are so thankful for the award and it has helped him to be debt free for this school year.
Taking care of families of the men and women who serve us ever day.
The 11-99 Foundation has been wonderful and supportive to our family. In 1995 my CHP husband was shot and bludgeoned on a freeway stop to assist a pedestrian. Three off - duty LEO'S stopped the assault and called for aid. My husband survived the assault and the 11-99 Foundation was immediately there for our family. We felt so cared for. Now our children are in college and have been recipients of scholarships provided by this wonderful, caring, and supportive organization. An A+ organization that provides an outstanding service!
My father was a Sergeant with the Highway Patrol when I applied to colleges. I was awarded three scholarships which was extremely helpful. I owe my degree to their organization. I have also seen first hand how they have helped the families of officers that were seriously hurt or killed. From providing vehicles, resources and support, I will always be grateful. Thank you for all you do..from a college graduate, student and now an officer with the highway patrol...I will never forget!
My daughter received a scholarship through the 11-99 foundation!
I have seen what they do for families and it's simply amazing.
Love all that they stand for.
Amazing group! Without their help I couldn't have finished college.
I enjoy helping out every year. The whole team works so hard to make the 1199 happen. I can't wait until next year.
The 11-99 Foundation has been and will continue to be a large part of my life. I was generously awarded four financial scholarships that allowed me to pursue my dream of attending the University of Colorado at Boulder. Out-of-state tuition is a tough burden... but the Foundation made it possible. This organization gave me the support I needed to earn my B.A. in Environmental Science, which led me to become the Broadcast Meteorologist I am today. I also spent time volunteering for the organization, helping put on a local golf tournament in efforts to raise money for the families the Foundation serves. The 11-99 Foundation has made a lasting, positive impact on my life and I could not be more thankful for their support.
The 11-99 Foundation has generously given my two sons scholarships to attend college. Both of my sons are trying to make it through college without student debt and the scholarships have covered tuition for one semester for each, greatly helping them to achieve that goal. The Foundation gives to the families of those who serve the people of California.
11-99 rocks. They are the first ones to step up when an officer or their family is in need. In addition, they granted by girls scholarships that helped them to complete there education. I give this organization a tip top 5 star!
This is the second year that 11-99 Foundation has granted me a scholarship, and as a student paying her way through college, this Foundation has helped me so much. I am truly blessed to be able to qualify for this award and I am proud to have worked hard enough to receive aid from 11-99 Foundation. A huge thanks to them for supporting me through my schooling and helping me get further than I could have on my own!
Our daughter applied and was granted a scholarship. She is an excellent student, and will make the foundation proud. She has chosen to go into the field of Veterinary medicine, and so has eight years of college and professional school ahead of her. This is a big blessing and a help for her. Her Dad is a 22 year officer in the CHP and we have always had the utmost respect for the 11-99 foundation. Thank you for what you have done for our aspiring child.
Very much appreciate all the aid the foundation gave me to get through srjc. Very much dissapointed that im spending 10 times what i ever spent at srjc, and got deniedthe inly financial aid ive ever qualified for.
I so appreciate all the help the 11-99 Foundation has given us in scholarships for our our son who is attending college. Such a huge help with fees. Thanks.
In 1995, while working as a CHP officer in the Dublin Area, I was shot and critically wounded. The 11-99 foundation was there for my family the next day, and over the next several weeks of my hospitalization, their representative delivered groceries to my home for my wife and young son. They also delivered presents for my son's 3rd birthday. Over the next year of my recovery they remained in touch and constantly offered their assistance. 19 years later they have provided scholarships to my son to ease the financial burden of attending college. The CHP 11-99 Foundation has proven itself time and time again to be a class organization whose generosity has gone above and beyond in assisting families of the CHP in their time of need.
Thanks to the 11 99 foundation, we have been able to afford both of our children going to college. What a wonderful organization. We could not have done it without the assistance they have generously provided to our family.
When my brother was killed in the line of duty, the 11-99 foundation stepped right in and helped my sister-in-law and my nieces. They have been extremely helpful and supportive at all times. Without a doubt, a top-notch organization. We never thought that we would ever need help, but I am so thankful to the 11-99 organization was there in our time of need.
For the past 24 years, I have been witness to the 11 99 Foundation's generosity toward the families of fallen officers of the CHP. When an officer makes the ultimate sacrifice and is killed in the line of duty, the 11 99 Foundations has stepped up instantaneously helping the family with financial aid.
My husband was killed in the line of duty in 1993 and our daughter was just 2 1/2 years old. She is now 23 years old and just graduated from Cal State Fresno with a BS in Animal Science/Pre Vet. Thanks 1199 so much for all your help!
I personally am truly grateful for the CHP 11-99 Foundation and their generous donors. I am a full time student, wife and mother to two. There is no way that I would have made it this far without the financial help of the CHP 11-99. I am forever grateful for their umbelievable generosity!