Philanthropy – Orange County Business Journal
Continue the commitment
Irvine Co. and The Donald Bren Foundation provided that the Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) with a $4 million contribution in honor of IUSD’s 50th anniversary.
The donation represents an annual increase of $2 million over Irvine Co.’s nearly $50 million, 20-year commitment to support arts, music and science education in the district. The Education Excellence Fund, created through a funding commitment from Irvine Co., helps provide art, music, and science teachers to all fourth- through sixth-grade students in the district. Instruction includes two one-hour science lessons per week, two 40-minute music lessons per week, and six one-hour art lessons per year, all taught by highly specialized instructors.
“Education has always been at the core of our planning principles at Irvine, and today’s contribution deepens our company’s decades-long partnership with IUSD, students and families to support the programs of enrichment in science, art and music,” said Jeff DavisSenior Vice President, Irvine Co.
The presentation took place Oct. 18 at the district’s annual state address, held at New performing arts center at Woodbridge High School.
Terry Walkersuperintendent, IUSD, accepted the gift and said it will “allow the district to further expand our enrichment programs and continue to strengthen our commitment to educational excellence.”
Thrive in the country
Tilly life center (TLC) raised nearly $600,000 in its eighth edition I give gala on October 8. This year’s event was held at Giracci Vineyards at Silverado Canyon and featured the Gone Country theme. Guests showed up in their Best Western attire and enjoyed a horse-side photo op, whiskeys from San Diego Distillerytequila tastings Holy tequila, wine tasting Giraccias well as hors d’oeuvres on a platter and a gourmet three-course dinner by 24 carrots.
Funds raised will help expand TLC’s mission to inspire today’s youth to reach their full potential as productive, kind, happy and responsible individuals by teaching life skills that build confidence, inspire compassion and encourage them to pursue their dreams.
“By approaching health as a ‘whole body’ approach, which includes the emotional well-being of students, we are preparing our young people with the tools they need to thrive in this world,” said Tilly Levinfounder of Irvine-based youth apparel retailer (NYSE:TLYS), and founder and chairman of TLC.
Sponsors included Tilly’s, Sonance, Union Bank, Latham and Watkins, Frome Family Foundation, Goldman Sachs, BioLargo, Southern California Building Industry Association, Selling power, Mutual of America and Live edge.
No limit to what is possible
Unlimited possibilities held his 2022 Unlimited Gala and Concert on October 1 to commemorate the organization’s 70th anniversary.
The event raised more than $330,000 for its new pediatric therapy center in Santa Ana, which will offer innovative new programs and equipment, including a dynamic weight system, virtual reality therapy and an adaptive play area .
Around 250 guests gathered at a private estate in Coto de Caza and enjoyed a hosted cocktail party, dinner, and live, silent auctions featuring items including a deep-sea fishing experience, The Ranch four-way golf course and stay, Maui getaway, ice center Anaheim Ducks tickets and more. The evening ended with a Live 61 concert.
Sponsors included loanDeposit, Ingram Microphone, KPMG, Meier law firm, K&L doors, Marsh and McLennan, Cary Hyde and Latham and Watkins, Westcliff University, Providence St. Joseph Hospital, Kumo, First real estate team, Rachel Mounce Real Estate and Vacation Rentals and radiant heart.
“Over the past 70 years, the need has grown, our community and our offerings have expanded, and the drive to be a trusted hub of innovation, treatment, therapy and global services has not wavered a once,” said Dr. Ramin Baschshi, CEO & President, Limitless Possibilities. “Together, we have become a trusted source of hope and joy for children and families with disabilities throughout Orange County, overcoming stereotypes, social stigma and barriers.”
bits and coins
The TGR Foundationa Tiger Woods charity, hosted over 350 students, families, educators, volunteers, partners and supporters CommunityFest on October 15, a free, family-friendly event that showcased programs and resources to engage students and families in skills training and career opportunities, all provided by the TGR Foundation and its partners, which include the Find your Grind foundation, Providence, Experian, Microsoft Channel Partners International Association, Gen.G, Hilton Anaheim, monster energy and Bank of America. … October 18, Girl Scouts of Orange County announced a donation of $2.8 million from a philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, the greatest contribution by a single individual in the history of the national organization. … WISEPlace and Jamboree Housing Corp.a not-for-profit affordable housing developer, with support from the City of Santa Ana, OC Housing Finance Trust, Supervisor Katrina Foleylocal business leaders and Santa Ana residents and community, announced plans Oct. 20 to build new permanent supportive housing for up to 47 vulnerable residents, a $30 million construction project which consists of a landmark renovation and expansion totaling 47,000 square feet upon completion.