Through their work with HomeAid, Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs and Don Jacobs are directly responsible for helping thousands of homeless families and individuals in Orange County and across the nation. They have raised more than $600,000 for HomeAid, influenced others to make personal and professional contributions, donated the resources of their respective national landscaping and architectural firms, and provided strategic, hands-on leadership by serving on national and chapter boards of directors. In fact, Brinkerhoff-Jacobs was one of the founders of the organization in 1989. The Jacobs’ philanthropic giving extends far beyond HomeAid. Jacobs and his firm performed pro bono work in 2006 to help a victim of the Laguna Beach mudslide redesign its home that had been devastated and donated more than 800 hours of volunteer time to design a home in El Segundo for a family in need for the blitz build TV series Extreme Makeover. Brinkerhoff-Jacobs has performed fundraising for numerous local non-profit organizations, including the Orange County Museum of Art and the Orange County Performing Arts Center. She has received numerous honors, including: B.J. Stewart Community Lifetime Achievement from the Orange County BIA (Building Industry Association) in 1991; Soroptimist Club Woman of the Year in 1986; and Orange County Business Journal Woman of the Year in the late 1990s.