Nov. 15 marks the 30th annual National Philanthropy Day. In every state in the country, and in Canada and Mexico, philanthropists – big and small, cash donors and volunteers, individuals and companies – will be recognized during November.
And to think, it all got started in Orange County. Thanks to Doug Freeman.
Freeman, 70, is a tax lawyer, founding partner of Freeman, Freeman and Smiley, and now director of trust services and consulting at First Foundation Bank in Irvine. His lifelong work has revolved around advising high-net-worth individuals and families, public and private foundations and nonprofit institutions – with an emphasis on philanthropy.