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Center for Engaged Philanthropy

Center for Engaged Philanthropy

The Center for Engaged Philanthropy provides a customized level of philanthropic service designed to support the individual needs of signature fund advisors and private foundations.

The Orange County Community Foundation has a dedicated team of professionals that will work closely with you to expand your knowledgebase of giving and charitable options, as well as help you engage with issues that reflect your values and passions.

 

We will focus on supporting your unique philanthropic passions and will help you create a family giving plan that includes a personal philanthropic mission statement, multi-generational family engagement, access to nonprofit events and site visits, and administration of grant programs. Most importantly, you will have direct access to our deep knowledge of Orange County nonprofits and expert industry knowledge of the nonprofit and grantmaking landscape.

 

We are here to support your creative philanthropic ideas and bring them to life!

Our Services

Signature Fund

A Signature Fund at the Orange County Community Foundation combines the best features of a private foundation with all the advantages of a donor-advised fund. The high level of customized philanthropic support that comes with a Signature Fund at OCCF means you enjoy the utmost in privacy, flexibility, family involvement, recognition and expertise. Learn more

Family Foundation Services

For individuals and families who choose to practice their philanthropy through a private foundation, the Orange County Community Foundation can be a valuable partner. With extensive grant-making experience and local community knowledge, OCCF is uniquely equipped to provide a variety of services for local foundations to support their local, national or international grant-making. Learn more

Family Foundation Alliance

The Family Foundation Alliance is a group of local family foundations committed to learning and sharing together in order to maximize their philanthropic impact. Family philanthropy is a rewarding experience, but it can also be challenging and the Family Foundation Alliance offers resources and support through connections with local foundation peers as well as foundation and nonprofit experts. Learn more

Impact Philanthropy Group

The Orange County Community Foundation’s Impact Philanthropy group was created by charitably-minded professionals and emerging leaders living and working in Orange County. Each year members have the opportunity to participate in a collaborative grant-making program with the focus determined by the group. Contributions to the granting pool are matched by OCCF up to an approved amount. Learn more

Our Team

Todd Hanson

Vice President
Center for Engaged Philanthropy
thanson@oc-cf.org
(949) 553.4202 ext. 244

Todd Hanson is vice president of the Center for Engaged Philanthropy at the Orange County Community Foundation. For more than 15 years Todd has provided support to some of Orange County’s most generous families, helping them achieve their philanthropic goals and inspiring effective and impactful giving. He works with donors to develop personalized giving plans, arrange agency site visits, organize presentations on community issues and provide research reports on nonprofits. He visits more than 100 local charities each year to stay informed on the latest programs, services and results. He has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofits and is the former executive director of Camp Fire USA in Orange County. He is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton.

Lisa Wilterink

Philanthropic Services Officer
lwilterink@oc-cf.org
(949) 553-4202 ext. 242

Lisa Calvino is responsible for supporting all aspects of Orange County Community Foundations donor-advised fund development and philanthropic services in the community. Prior to joining OCCF in December 2011, Lisa served on the major gift team at CHOC Children’s Foundation, where she worked closely with donors and support committees. She also oversaw all aspects of resident services for Millennium Housing’s communities, serving as a liaison between residents and various community resources. Lisa is a graduate of University of California, San Diego, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in human development with a minor in teacher education.

Treena Salerno

Center for Engaged Philanthropy Associate
tsalerno@oc-cf.org
(949) 553-4202

Treena Salerno provides support to the Center for Engaged Philanthropy department, assisting with grant processing and charitable distribution requests, donor relations and other special projects. She brings with her several years of experience, including donor and board relations from her prior positions at leading Orange County and Los Angeles nonprofits as well as providing support to trust and investment clients at City National Bank. She is also an active volunteer in both of her children’s classrooms. Treena is a graduate of California State University Fullerton, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Art History.