Julia Argyros

Julia Argyros

 PRESIDENT, ARGYROS FAMILY FOUNDATION
WHY: Among largest benefactors in OC along with her husband, George, with tens of millions in annual donations for institutions ranging from hospitals to charities to nonprofit organizations and the arts.

RECENT: Surprise gift of $10M endowment to Chapman University’s Argyros School of Business and Economics, announced at 20th anniversary event in 2019 featuring former President George W. Bush.

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QUOTABLE: $5M gift to South Coast Repertory for ongoing production of “A Christmas Carol.” “The best way to pay tribute to Hal Landon Jr., and the other wonderful artists who have entertained us all for decades, is to ensure that this incredible tradition continues.”