Message from the Co-Chairs

Philanthropy is alive and well in Orange County with countless individuals, groups, and businesses collaborating to bring positive changes to our communities. Every day we are witness to boundless ways philanthropists and community leaders are in service of others, just as there are no limits to who is carrying out these efforts. There is no denying that philanthropy is here for good. It is here for the good of our neighbors, our communities, our county and beyond… and, recognizing the outpouring of those willing to give of themselves, we know that philanthropy in Orange County will perpetually thrive for good as well. Viva Philanthropy!

It is in joyous celebration of the good accomplished by those in our community that we wholeheartedly invite you to the 38th annual National Philanthropy Day! Join us on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at the City National Grove of Anaheim to applaud those who have enriched the lives of others through their time, talents, creativity, and resources. There will be a time to connect and network from 10:30 am to 11:30 am and the luncheon and awards from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

We encourage you to tell us about someone you know who exemplifies considerable altruism, service, and passion to do good! A volunteer panel of philanthropists and community leaders will select one individual, group, or business to represent each category as this year’s Outstanding Honoree. However, all nominees are acknowledged as honorees, recognized by having their name listed in the program and on our screens, and by being asked to stand for a round of applause.

As in prior years, submission/nomination categories are:

• Legacy
• Philanthropist
• Founder
• Volunteer Fundraiser
• Small Corporation or Business
• Medium Corporation or Business
• Large Corporation or Business
• Philanthropic Group
• Youth or Youth Group

More details about this year’s National Philanthropy Day will be available during the coming months. In the meantime, please mark your calendar and make plans to join us on Thursday, November 16 at the City National Grove of Anaheim.

Viva Philanthropy! Long Live Philanthropy!

Kay Linan Clark, 2023 Co-Chair
Jessica Hamman, 2023 Co-Chair 

2022 NPD-OC Committee

The Committee

2023 NPD OC

Kay Linan Clark
Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Jessica Hamman
California State University, Fullerton

2023 NPD OC
Planning Committee

Donna Bunce: Media/Public Relations
Donna Bunce Public Relations

Kathy Corpuz: Marketing/Webmaster
Rocket Launch Marketing & PR

Andrea Dabrow: Facilities/Logistics Co-Chair
Tustin Public Schools Foundation

Brigitte De Kruyf: Program
Human Options

Bill Ennis: Video Production
Media Magic

Scott Evans: AFPOC Administrator

Katie Haynes: Communications Co-Chair
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Michelle Highberg: Awards Chair; Sponsorship
Just Gather

Kyle Houlton: President, AFPOC
Orange County Rescue Mission

Amanda Hughes Walsh: Communications Co-Chair
University of California, Irvine

Natalie Hunter: Registration Co-Chair
Pacific Chorale

Diana Huyhn: Registration Co-Chair

Michael Lawler: Sponsorship Co-Chair
Irvine Barclay Theater

Shazeen Mufti: Sponsorship, Registration
Non-Profit CGO

Chanda Parrett, CFRE: Sponsorship
Chanda Parrett Consulting

Susan Quintero: Facilities/Logistics Co-Chair
City National Grove of Anaheim

Trish Reed: Sponsorship Co-Chair
California State University, Fullerton

Duane Rohrbacher: Volunteers
University of California, Irvine

Kathy Ruvolo: Sponsorship; Submissions & Judging

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

Katy Vandermost: Sponsorship; Program
Child Creativity Lab