Making Philanthropy a
The house at the end of the block is home to a bustling family with three young children. Like many Orange County parents, Karen and Scott Green dedicate hours each day balancing a busy schedule including school carpools, homework, soccer and volleyball. Also prominent on the activity calendar: giving back.
To look at Maddie, age 16, Cooper, 13, and Brady, 10, you’d never know that they are, in fact, philanthropists. Of course, their parents have something to do with that. Like many couples, Scott and Karen generously donate both time and money to their church, their respective universities and several causes closest to their hearts. But the family takes philanthropy one step further by including their children’s participation in a 10-year giving plan they developed with the help of the Orange County Community Foundation. “We’re fortunate that our parents and our church taught us the value of helping others in need. We want to pass those values along to our kids,” says Karen. She and Scott are members of OCCF’s Impact Philanthropy Group, which helps young professionals and community leaders explore the current and future role that philanthropy can play in their lives.