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Merit Leighton, Terrell Ranson and Jacob Hopkins Support The Jonathan Foundation’s 3rd Annual Fundraiser



   Jacob Hopkins                   Terrell Ransom Jr.            Merit Leighton 

The stunning Merit Leighton in Disney’s Sofia The First joins Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball stars; Jacob Hopkins and Terrell Ransom Jr. as Celebrity Youth Ambassadors for The Jonathan Foundation’s 3rd Annual Spring Fundraiser.  This is the second year that Jacob and Terrell have volunteered as Ambassadors.

The event will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Marconi Automotive Museum, 1302 Industrial Dr., Tustin, CA 92780, from 6:00 – 10:00 PM.

The Jonathan Foundation is an Assessment Scholarship Program advocating for children diagnosed with Autism, Asperger’s, Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disability, ADHD, Dyslexia, XXX Syndrome and learning disabilities.

Merit has been acting since she was 5 years old and is currently best known as the recurring guest star voicing the character Lucinda The Witch on Disney’s Sofia The First. Merit is also a professional singer and is the singing voice of Lucinda and her track is available on CD and itunes.


Jacob is best well known as the voice of Gumball on Cartoon Network’s Amazing World of Gumball.  He recurs as Chad Kremp on ABC’s The Goldbergs.  Other recurring and guest star roles include HBO’s True Blood, NBC’s About a Boy and Animal Practice to name a few.  Currently, Jacob has a supporting lead in the feature film, “Middle School The Worst Years of My Life” coming to theatres on October 7th, as well as the lead in a soon to be released short film, “A Boy Who Cried Fish” where he plays an autistic boy.


Terrell is currently the voice of “Darwin Watterson” on Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball. He’s best known for his role for seven years, as Theo Carver on Days of our Lives. He’s appeared in a Lifetime movie, Murder on the 13th Floor and feature film The Chicago 8. He’s also guest-starred in primetime TV shows like ABC’s The Whispers, CSI, and CSI: NY.  Cleverly, Terrell acts, directs & produces his very own Sketch Comedy YouTube show Terrell’s World.


Jacob’s Photo Credit: Suzette Troche Stapp ,Terrell’s Photo credit: Deidhra Fahey

The fundraiser’s Co-MCs this year are; serial entrepreneur Thomas Leffer, President, iMatrix Software and Actor/American Gladiator William Romeowhose most current role as Bork on Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger. His other credits include: CBS’s Without A Trace and Shark.


About The Amazing World of Gumball on the Cartoon Network

The Amazing World of Gumball was launched on May 2, 2011 on the Cartoon Network. The show tells the story of Gumball Watterson, who has a totally normal family. 6”4 pink rabbit, dad, rainbow-factory worker, mum, four-year-old genius bunny, sister and pet goldfish, Darwin, all make up The Amazing World of Gumball.  For more information, visit our website:


About The Jonathan Foundation

The Jonathan Foundation was formed in 2001, founded by Raja Marhaba. It all began when both of her sons were diagnosed with ADHD and learning disabilities. Today both boys Jonathan and Omar sit on the Board of The Jonathan Foundation and are actively involved. They mentor children, speak with them and help them to better understand what they are going through and they are not alone, that their disability is not a disability but a “gift”. They connect with our special needs children on a level most people cannot because they lived the path these children are currently walking. Visit The Jonathan Foundation website


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