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Consider buying products from organizations that also help people in need. It’s holiday season, when goodwill fills us with cheer even as it threatens to stretch us a little thin. Our desire to give doesn't stop with holiday gifts for family and friends. Nearly seven out...

Nurturing tomorrow’s leaders is a crucial next step for Orange County philanthropy Orange County is at a critical juncture. Our founders are passing the mantle of responsibility to their heirs. At the same time, the county is home to a growing number of diverse new arrivals,...

Hiring returning military personnel is the best way to support those who have served our country. Veterans Day presents the perfect opportunity to reflect on the challenges facing those who have served our country— particularly those returning to Orange County from service in Iraq and Afghanistan....

Without access to basic health care, breast cancer patients from vulnerable groups face uphill battles. "Think pink." During October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we see that phrase everywhere. But what does it really mean? Should we donate more or do walks to help fund research to...

Blended-learning approach fuels student success in the classroom and beyond. Math. Or, rather, math!!! For generations the concepts of math have struck terror in those not gifted with the “math gene.”  But what if we were exposed to math in ways that included visual concepts, fit every type of...

A grandchild’s diagnosis results in a world-class care center for our community When Dick and Mary Allen’s granddaughter, Hannah, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 2, it altered the course of their lives. Knowing the gravity of the condition, the Allens committed...

Educators find, and share, new strategies to inspire students and make learning more exciting.   Sunday was World Teachers’ Day, a time to honor individuals who devote themselves to creating life-long learners and preparing our next generation for success in school and life. And, these days, they have a...

A brave 12-year old girl teaches children to never ever give up. In March 2011, Jessie Joy Rees and her family received a devastating diagnosis—she had brain cancer and the prognosis was not good. But the Rancho Santa Margarita girl, who lost her battle less than...