SOURCE: National Philanthropy Day Orange County

National Philanthropy Day Orange County

August 31, 2010 08:00 ET

National Philanthropy Day Orange County 2010 -- Outstanding Honorees Announced

ORANGE COUNTY, CA--(Marketwire - August 31, 2010) -  Orange County's top philanthropists will be honored at the 25th Anniversary National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Orange County luncheon celebration for outstanding philanthropy in the community.

NPD Orange County has become the most prominent philanthropic recognition event in Orange County, with more than a thousand individuals, businesses and support organizations honored since its inception in 1986.

The 25th Annual NPD Awards Luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel located at 700 West Convention Way in Anaheim.

NPD is sponsored by the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and presented by the Orange County Register. For more information, visit www.npdoc.org or contact Kathy Ruvolo, event co-chair, at 949-824-3303; Cathy Michaels, event co-chair, at 714-560-0900; or Jess Block, publicist, at 909-706-8525.

2010 HONOREES

THE DONALD BREN LEGACY OF GIVING AWARD
Donald Bren, Newport Beach
Supreme philanthropic generosity including donations of 1.3 billion and 93,000 acres

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Marion Knott, Newport Beach
Millions donated to Orange County arts, science and healthcare

OUTSTANDING FOUNDER
Jerri Rosen, Irvine
Founder of Working Wardrobes

OUTSTANDING PHILANTHROPIST
Phil and Mary Lyons, Newport Beach
Financial support, extraordinary leadership and countless volunteer hours to many OC arts programs

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISER
Henry L. Jones, Fullerton
Raising funds for cancer services, healthcare for the underserved and feeding the hungry in Orange County

OUTSTANDING PHILANTHROPIC GROUP
AccessOC, Laguna Hills
Providing free surgeries to Orange County's underinsured or uninsured

OUTSTANDING YOUTH
Megan Mahdi, Laguna Niguel
Founder of an annual event and raising over $86,000 to benefit children in need

OUTSTANDING CORPORATION OR BUSINESS (MORE THAN 30 EMPLOYEES)
Golden State Foods, Irvine
Raising $13 million for over 250 children's charities and donating $6.4 to charitable causes

OUTSTANDING CORPORATION OR BUSINESS (FEWER THAN 30 EMPLOYEES)
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, San Juan Capistrano
Company-wide support of over $1M to Habitat for Humanity of Orange County

About National Philanthropy Day: NPD 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.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    National Philanthropy Day
    Public Information Line
    714-771-3685