Taking Time for Teens
David Pyott, chairman of the board, president and chief executive of Irvine-based Allergan Inc., and Orange County-based sports agent and attorney Leigh Steinberg were honored at the 10th Annual Triumph for Teens Awards Gala. More than 300 people attended the June 6 fundraiser at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Phoenix Houses of California hosted the event, which raised money for its adolescent residential treatment centers, family therapy and prevention programs. Pyott received the 2013 Public Service Award for his work in transforming Allergan into a global specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company and for his contributions to comm-
unity health. Steinberg received the 2013 Phoenix Rising Award for his contributions to humanitarian causes, including encouraging athletes to serve as positive role models who give back to their communities, resulting in more than $800 million donated to hundreds of charities and scholarships nationwide.
The Third Annual Project Access Charity Golf Tournament on June 12 at the Strawberry Farms Golf Club in Irvine raised more than $130,000 for Project Access, which provides health, education and employment services to families, children and seniors living in low-income communities. Tournament sponsors included Bristol Equity Capital, Fore Property Co., Moss Adams Capital LLC and others. The proceeds will go toward expanding the organization’s School Readiness Program.
Money for Justice
The Public Law Center’s annual Volunteers for Justice Dinner drew a record crowd and raised a record $703,000. More than 930 guests attended the June 17 event at the Irvine Hyatt Regency. The keynote speaker, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, praised the center’s efforts in the areas of human trafficking and foreclosure assistance. This year’s awards were presented to Irvine attorney Julie M. McCoy of the Law Office of Julie McCoy, who was named Attorney of the Year. Irell & Manella LLP received the Law Firm of the Year award, and the Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern California Chapter, received the Corporate Partner of the Year award. The Public Law Center and its volunteers provided more than $20 million in free legal services to low-income Orange County residents last year.
Good Scout Grocer
The Orange County Council of the Boy Scouts honored the founders of Anaheim-based Northgate González Markets at the 31st annual Stars and Stripes Luncheon on June 6 at the Irvine Marriott. The luncheon grossed $130,000 and drew more than 300 guests. The González Reynoso family received the Good Scout Award for its contributions to the Orange County community. The Gonzalez Reynoso Family Foundation was established in 2000 and to date has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support local schools, neighborhood improvement projects and youth sports programs. Miguel González Sr. and his oldest sons emigrated from Mexico in 1966. They opened their first store in 1980 in Anaheim. Today, there are 28 markets throughout OC serving the local Hispanic community.