Don Schoendorfer

President and Founder at Free Wheelchair Mission

Location:
15279 Alton Parkway, Irvine, California, United States
Company:
Free Wheelchair Mission
HQ Phone:
(949) 273-8470
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Last Updated 9/29/2017

General Information

Employment History

Vice President Research and Development  - Baxter International Inc

Consultant  - consulting on tatoo patch?

Education

Harbor High School

PhD  - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

PhD  - Mechanical Engineering , MIT

bachelor's degrees  - Baldwin Wallace College

bachelor's degrees  - Columbia University

Affiliations

Board Member  - International Society of Wheelchair Providers

Founder  - The Mission

Founder  - Costa Mesa

Web References  

Free Wheelchair Mission Kicks Off "1 Million for 1 Million" Campaign - PR.com

Free Wheelchair Mission began in 2001 in founder Don Schoendorfer's garage, as the entrepreneur sought an innovative solution to the growing need for mobility in the developing world.
Currently, an estimated 70 million people need a wheelchair but cannot afford one, leaving people without means to go to school, work, or care for themselves. Many are left to crawl on the ground as their means of transportation. Schoendorfer, an engineer by trade, found a way to build a wheelchair that could withstand the rugged terrain of developing countries, is easy to care for, yet costs just $80 for the organization to produce and deliver. Schoendorfer believes that the dramatic, real-life stories showcased in the new documentary will inspire viewers to give the gift of mobility. The campaign is based on a simple premise: if one million individuals become inspired, they will be empowered to transform one million lives, one wheelchair at a time. Join Free Wheelchair Mission at its tour stop in Orange County: Thursday, November 16, 2017 6 p.m. doors open, 6:30 p.m. film screening followed by an intimate Q&A with Don Schoendorfer Port Theater, 2905 East Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, CA 92625 Attendance is free to the public with RSVP: www.freewheelchairmission.org/NewportBeach Interviews available: Don Schoendorfer, founder, president and CEO, Free Wheelchair Mission

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Free Wheelchair Mission Kicks Off '1 Million For 1 Million' Campaign

Free Wheelchair Mission began in 2001 in founder Don Schoendorfer's garage, as the entrepreneur sought an innovative solution to the growing need for mobility in the developing world.
Currently, an estimated 70 million people need a wheelchair but cannot afford one, leaving people without means to go to school, work, or care for themselves. Many are left to crawl on the ground as their means of transportation. Schoendorfer, an engineer by trade, found a way to build a wheelchair that could withstand the rugged terrain of developing countries, is easy to care for, yet costs just $80 for the organization to produce and deliver. Schoendorfer believes that the dramatic, real-life stories showcased in the new documentary will inspire viewers to give the gift of mobility. The campaign is based on a simple premise: if one million individuals become inspired, they will be empowered to transform one million lives, one wheelchair at a time. Join Free Wheelchair Mission at its tour stop in Orange County: Thursday, November 16, 2017 6 p.m. doors open, 6:30 p.m. film screening followed by an intimate Q&A with Don Schoendorfer Port Theater, 2905 East Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, CA 92625 Attendance is free to the public with RSVP: http://www.freewheelchairmission.org/NewportBeach Interviews available: Don Schoendorfer, founder, president and CEO, Free Wheelchair Mission

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Free Wheelchair Mission Receives Major Gift | News | News

"We are so grateful for this very generous gift," said Free Wheelchair Mission Founder and President Don Schoendorfer.

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