SOURCE: National Philanthropy Day Orange County

National Philanthropy Day Orange County

August 18, 2011 07:00 ET

National Philanthropy Day Orange County 2011

COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 18, 2011) - Orange County's top philanthropists, business leaders and individuals will be honored at the 2011 National Philanthropy Day Orange County (NPD OC) luncheon for their outstanding philanthropy in the community.

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

The NPD OC Awards Luncheon is Tuesday, November 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, 11999 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA. John and Elizabeth Stahr, the 2009 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Honorees, have been named Honorary Co-Chairs.

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.

NPD OC is sponsored by the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is presented by the Orange County Register.

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2011 HONOREES

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Marybelle and Sebastian Paul Musco, Newport Beach
Over 50 years of dedication and generosity serving the arts, public television, higher education, the disabled, child advocacy, and law enforcement

OUTSTANDING FOUNDER
Dr. Marilyn Ditty, Aliso Viejo
Founder of Age Well Senior Services, having served 85,000 seniors in over 33 years

OUTSTANDING PHILANTHROPIST
Jim and Sheila Peterson, San Juan Capistrano
Significantly impacting children across Orange County

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISER
Jackie and Norm Kallan, Newport Beach
Dedication to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes

OUTSTANDING PHILANTHROPIC GROUP
HeARTS for Healing Guild, Laguna Niguel
Advocacy and fundraising for community art programs

OUTSTANDING YOUTH GROUP
Mission Viejo High School Athletic Department, Mission Viejo
Student athletes dedicated to pediatric cancer, over $17,000 fundraised and over 800 hours volunteered

OUTSTANDING LARGE CORPORATION
Kaiser Permanente, Santa Ana
Committed to providing health care services to low-income families

OUTSTANDING MID-SIZE CORPORATION
Trace 3, Irvine
Assisting nonprofits to expand through philanthropic initiatives

OUTSTANDING SMALL CORPORATION
Shulman Hodges & Bastian LLP, Irvine
Commitment to improving the lives of children with cancer, $215,000 donated to the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation

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