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From the Heart: Recapping the 2016 Annual Meeting

From the Heart: Recapping the 2016 Annual Meeting

Nearly 700 philanthropists, business and community leaders convened at our 2016 Annual Meeting, held on November 9, 2016 at Hotel Irvine. The theme of the Annual Meeting was “What’s Your Why”, illuminating what motivates local philanthropists to support our community with such energy and passion. This theme is continued in our Annual Report, which we invite you to explore here.

We announced during the Annual Meeting that OCCF awarded $60 million in grants and scholarships during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, bringing total grant and scholarship awards over OCCF’s 27-year history to $425 million. With total assets now exceeding $265 million, OCCF ranks in the top 10 percent in asset size and is the nation’s seventh most-active grantmaker among more than 750 U.S. community foundations.

We also reported on the success of this year’s Giving Day, which nearly doubled the results from OCCF’s prior inaugural Giving Day, raising more than $3.25 million for OC nonprofits in just 30 hours, which brought the two-year total to over $5 million.

Featured speaker James L. Doti, Ph.D., president emeritus of Chapman University, delivered inspiring remarks about his motivation for leaving a legacy in Orange County and why local leadership matters to the future of our county.

Our community of dreamers and doers are motivated by their passions for a wide range of causes and issues, and thanks to them, a dream of a more vibrant, prosperous Orange County is within our reach.

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