Jim and Susan Swenson have been making a tremendous impact with large, transformational gifts to Mission Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Ocean Institute of Dana Point, and the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Their gifts have helped build a Pediatric Operating Pavilion in collaboration with CHOC at Mission Hospital, have provided for the purchase of a state-of-the-art Linear Accelerator for specialized cancer treatment at Mission Hospital, have funded projects for the Ocean Institute to help school children experience and learn about the ocean environment, and helped build the new Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Additionally, they give to endowment funds at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Ocean Institute and CHOC in support of youth health and educational programs for future generations. They serve in leadership roles on Advisory Boards or Board of Directors of several organizations.
The Swensons have a heartfelt need to give back to the community! This generous couple is very private in their giving, so it is hard to know just how many others have been touched, but they are setting the highest example of philanthropy in Orange County.