SOURCE: National Philanthropy Day Orange County
COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 30, 2012) - Orange County's top philanthropists, business leaders and individuals of 2012 will be honored for their outstanding philanthropy in the community at this year's National Philanthropy Day Orange County Awards Luncheon on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orange County located at 11999 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA.
National Philanthropy Day Orange County has become the most prominent philanthropic recognition event in Orange County, with over 1000 honorees since its inception in 1985.
ABOUT NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY: National Philanthropy Day honors those who have demonstrated philanthropy and enhanced their communities and the world. Each year more than 100 Association of Fundraising Professionals chapters throughout the US and Canada honor the philanthropic efforts of individuals, businesses, and groups. Net proceeds of the event support the ethical advancement of philanthropy in the community by the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. www.npdoc.org
National Philanthropy Day Orange County is sponsored by the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is presented by the Orange County Register.
2012 OUTSTANDING HONOREES
Joann Leatherby, Silverado
Deeply dedicated to education, the arts and disadvantaged children
Bruno Serato, Anaheim
Committed to helping the less fortunate, having served over 300,000 pasta dinners to 'motel children'
OUTSTANDING PHILANTHROPIC GROUP
Assistance League Anaheim, Anaheim
Over 70 years and nearly 900,000 hours of serving those less fortunate
Ronald M. Simon/Simon Foundation for Education and Housing, Newport Beach
Provided over 600 educational scholarships valued at $20M to support economically disadvantaged students to reach success
OUTSTANDING SMALL BUSINESS
S.D. Deacon Corp. of California, Irvine Office, Irvine
Passionate about community giving, with over $32,500 to 15 OC organizations from September 2011-2012
OUTSTANDING MID-SIZE BUSINESS
Farmers & Merchants Bank, Huntington Beach/Tustin
Committed to donating $1M every year to charitable, civic and religious organizations
OUTSTANDING LARGE BUSINESS
The PIMCO Foundation, Newport Beach
Significantly impacting areas of urgent need through over $7M of giving and 8,864 employee volunteer hours to 100+ nonprofits
Nikita Urs, Santa Ana
Passionate about helping less fortunate children, having collected over 1,000 Christmas boxes for underprivileged kids and donating her hair eight times to the ill
OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISER
Joe Lins, Fullerton
Committed to serving the community through giving and leadership, including donating free ads for area nonprofits on a highly visible company billboard