Message from the Co-Chairs

Welcome to Orange County’s 33rd annual National Philanthropy Day…celebrating our motto to “Take Action! Create Change!”

We are honored to be the co-chairs leading this year’s event, and we wish to thank Suzanne and James Mellor, last year’s Outstanding Philanthropists, for serving as Honorary Co-Chairs for 2018. National Philanthropy Day is a celebration of volunteers and community leaders serving philanthropy in all its diversity. These wonderful individuals, businesses, nonprofits, and youth honorees exemplify what it means to be philanthropic, or in other words, to demonstrate a love of mankind.

We encourage you to nominate a person, group, or business (or all categories!) to recognize their contributions to Orange County. We also invite you to attend with your honoree(s) to celebrate their contributions at National Philanthropy Day on Thursday, November 15th.

Categories include: Founder, Philanthropist, Volunteer Fundraiser, corporation or business—three sizes, Youth or Youth Group and more. One entry per category is selected by a community panel and will be recognized onstage at the celebration, which is attended by more than 800 of our region’s top nonprofit executives, business leaders and philanthropists.

We look forward to welcoming the entire group of honorees that will be nominated this year. They will represent what it means to be truly philanthropic and “Take Action! Create Change!” here in our Orange County community.

Living in Orange County, we are fortunate to be in the midst of people, groups and businesses that selflessly share their wealth and service with others to make our world a better place to live. Many of them receive little recognition for their good deeds. National Philanthropy Day is the one special day of the year that we all gather to share in their stories, gain inspiration from their spirit, and show them some love, too.

For more than 30 years, this wonderful day, founded right here in Orange County by Doug Freeman, has honored philanthropists’ contributions to the greater good of our society. We invite you to celebrate the spirit of National Philanthropy Day throughout 2018!


Jane Hansen, CFRE, Co-Chair
2018 National Philanthropy Day
Orange County, California


Jeanne Flint, Co-Chair
2018 National Philanthropy Day
Orange County, California

2018 Honorary Chair

Suzanne and James Mellor


2018 NPD-OC Committee

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

The Committee

2018 NPD Orange County
Honorary Chairs

Suzanne and James Mellor

2018 NPD Orange County

Jane G. Hansen, CFRE
Jane G. Hansen & Associates

Jeanne Flint
Orange Door Consulting

2018 NPD Orange County
Planning Committee

Keegan Bell: Sponsorship
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Foundation

Donna Bunce: Public Relations
Donna Bunce & Associates

Mychal Castro: Social Media
CHOC Hospital

Haley Cooper: Volunteers Co-Chair
Orange County Rescue Mission

Kathy Corpuz: Webmaster
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast

Kathleen Costello: Mailing Lists
Gianneschi Center, CSUF

Chris Crisologo: Floral Designs
Paradise Delight

Bill Ennis: Video Production
Media Magic

Scott Evans: Registration

Julia Foster: Submissions, Judging & Awards
La Jolla Playhouse

Ashley Guido: Volunteers Co-Chair

Laura Kasa: Registration
Kasa Consulting

Elizabeth Kurila: Sponsorship Co-Chair

Jessica Morrison: Logistics/Facilities 
Santa Ana College

Shazeen Mufti: Registration
Fohrman & Fohrman

Jean Oelrich, CFRE: Sponsorship
Pacific Symphony

Joan McBride: Communications
Greatrake, McBride & Associates

Cheryl Norton: Marketing
The Design Studio

Alan Pearson, CFRE: Logistics/Facilities Co-Chair
Blue Letter Bible

Kristine Peters: Sponsorship
Orange County United Way

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

Andrea Randle: Submissions, Judging & Awards
Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach

Mitchell Spann: Program
University of California, Irvine

Catherine Spear: Program
C. Spear & Associates