Top Newport Philanthropists Honored

A Newport Beach entrepreneur and a corporate powerhouse were among the top honorees at this month’sNational Philanthropy Day Orange County celebrations in Garden Grove.

The PIMCO Foundation and Ronald M. Simon, founder of the Simon Scholars Program and Simon Foundation for Education and Housing , joined the list of Orange County’s top philanthropists, business leaders and individuals honored at the 2012 National Philanthropy Day Orange County Awards Luncheon held on Thursday, Nov. 15 at an event that raised $75,000 for educational programs.