Spencer Corwin is the co-founder of Lion’s Heart.  He is a senior at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano, where he is on the Honor Roll.  Spencer has had a passion for running since he ran his first marathon in 7th grade and has since run two more. He is the team captain of the varsity cross country team, where he has earned First Team All League honors. Spencer will attend Whitman College (in Washington state) in the Fall and plans to continue running at the next level. Spencer has a younger brother, Garrett, who is a freshman at St. Margaret’s and who is also on the cross country team.  Spencer and Garrett live in Coto de Caza with their proud parents, Terry and Clay Corwin.

  In 2004, Spencer Corwin and his mother, Terry, were on a long car trip the summer before he started 7th grade.  A discussion ensued about how he could start giving back to the community, as Terry had done through National Charity League as a young girl.  There seemed to be several organizations for young girls, but far fewer for young men.  Thus, Lion’s Heart was born on that long car trip in 2004. It started humbly with just 20 boys in the Corwin’s living room - and now has grown to over 350 boys and girls in 22 groups.  The Members have performed well over 27,000 hours of community service since its inception in 2004. Lion’s Heart is a certifying organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Awards, and annually honors its own Members with the Torchbearer Award for one Member in each group who goes “above and beyond” for the community each year, as voted on by their peers. Recently, Lion’s Heart was honored as the 2009 Outstanding Youth Group of Orange County.  (www.lionsheartservice.org)
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