Outstanding Youth award

Philanthropy in Pink: 12-year-old Anika Ortiz raises money for Mariposa Women & Family Center

A breeze rustles pink and white balloons tied with curly ribbons to a sign at a nondescript business park in Orange.

Down the walkway and just outside the doors of Mariposa Women & Family Center, cookies and pink punch await shoppers visiting Anika’s Pink Closet Boutique Experience for Girls.

Inside, a room that a few hours earlier hosted an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting has been transformed into a shopping mecca designed for young girls on a budget.


2016-04-25T00:03:10-04:00In the News|

National Philanthropy Day will recognize three Orange residents

At the National Philanthropy Day luncheon, it’s not uncommon to leave with a tear in your eye.

That’s what Mitch Spann, senior co-chair, said of the event recognizing Orange County residents for their outstanding philanthropic services.

“It really is the single largest showcase for the importance of nonprofits in Orange County and beyond,” Spann said. “The event vacillates from total excitement and energy to deep and meaningful stories that are sometimes difficult to get through without having a little bit of a tear in your eye.”

2016-04-24T22:53:03-04:00In the News|

Newport Teen, Woman Honored for Philanthropic Efforts

A Newport Beach teen and a businesswoman were among the top honorees at last month’s National Philanthropy Day Orange County celebrations in Irvine.

Outstanding Youth Honoree Natalie Cernius, 17, of Newport Beach, and Outstanding Philanthropist Victoria Collins were highlighted alongside Orange County’s top philanthropists, business leaders and individuals honored by 900 people at the 28th annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon. The event raised $35,000 for the ethical advancement of philanthropy in the community.

2016-04-24T23:08:58-04:00In the News|

Local Focus: Newport Residents to be Honored on National Philanthropy Day

“The practice of giving money and time to help make life better for other people.”

That’s how Webster’s dictionary defines the word “philanthropy.”

For a local definition, you’d simply find two names listed: Victoria Collins and Natalie Cernius. These two community volunteers are being honored at the 28th annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon being held at Hyatt Regency Irvine on Thursday, November 21.

2016-04-24T23:20:29-04:00In the News|

Newport Beach teen named National Philanthropy Day O.C. Outstanding Youth

IRVINE, CA– For her dedication to serving the disabled youth population in Orange County, National Philanthropy Day Orange County Outstanding Youth Honoree Natalie Cernius, 18, of Newport Beach, will have the opportunity as Outstanding Youth, for the first time this year, to designate an award of $2,500 from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Orange County Chapter to the charity of her choice, United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County, at the 28th annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon, presented by the Orange County Register, on November 21, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Irvine in Irvine.

2016-04-24T23:22:35-04:00In the News|
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