Message from The Chairs

Welcome to Orange County’s 32nd annual National Philanthropy Day…celebrating “Passion for a Cause!”

We are honored to be leading this year’s event, which is a celebration of the dedicated volunteers and philanthropists whose contributions of time, treasure and talent to area nonprofits has improved the lives of so many in Orange County. These are the people who truly have a “passion for a cause.” For over 30 years, this wonderful day, founded right here in Orange County by Doug Freeman, honors their contributions to the greater good of our society.

Each year, area nonprofits, businesses and individuals are invited to nominate those who exemplify the highest spirit of philanthropy to be honored at our annual luncheon.

Categories include: philanthropist, volunteer fundraiser, corporation/business and more. One entry per category is selected by a community panel to be especially recognized onstage at the celebration, which is attended by over 800 of our region’s top nonprofit executives, business leaders and philanthropists.

All of us are blessed to live in a community that has in its midst many people, groups and businesses who are so passionate about sharing their wealth and service with others to make our world a better place. Many of them receive little recognition or fanfare for their good deeds. National Philanthropy Day is the one special day each year that we all gather to share in their stories, gain inspiration from their spirit, and show them some love, too.

We encourage you to nominate a person or group to recognize their contributions to our society, and we invite you to attend with them to celebrate their service at National Philanthropy Day on November 16th.

What better way to celebrate the passion we all share for so many great causes!


Julia Foster, Co-Chair
National Philanthropy Day 2017


 Jane Hansen, CFRE, Co-Chair
National Philanthropy Day 2017

2017 Honorary Chair

Thomas T. and Elizabeth C. Tierney


2016 NPD-OC Committee

A warm thank you goes out from the Chairs to our wonderful 2016 NPD Committee. Your experience, service and commitment make this event memorable!

The Committee

2017 NPD Orange County
Honorary Chair

Thomas T. and Elizabeth C. Tierney

2017 NPD Orange County

Julia Foster
Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Jane Hansen
J.G. Hansen & Associates

2017 NPD Orange County
Planning Committee

Keegan Bell: AFP President
The Wooden Floor

Donna Bunce: Public Relations
Donna Bunce & Associates

Mychal Castro, Chair, Social Media
CHOC Hospital

Haley Cooper: Co-Chair, Volunteers
Project Hope Alliance

Kathleen Costello: Mailing Lists
Gianneschi Center, CSUF

Chris Crisologo: Floral Designs
Paradise Delight

Julie Damon: Webmaster
Branded 4 Good

Bill Ennis: Video Production
Media Magic

Scott Evans: Registration

Jeanne Flint: Co-Chair, Registration
Orange Door Consulting

Marina Harrison: Co-Chair, Facilities
UC Irvine School of Law

Sandy Nga Lee: Co-Chair, Volunteers
University of California, Irvine

Kasey Lucas: Co-Chair, Registration
University of California, Irvine

Cathy Michaels: Co-Chair, Sponsorship
Orange County School of the Arts

Cheryl Norton: Co-Chair, Marketing
The Design Studio

Susan Quintero: Logistics/Facilities
The City National Grove of Anaheim

Kathy Ruvolo, Co-Chair, Sponsorship
ACC Educational Foundation

Mitchell Spann: Co-Chair, Program
University of California, Irvine

Catherine Spear: Co-Chair, Program
Spear & Associates

Jon Wagner: Chair, Submissions,
Judging & Awards