WHY: Longtime OC banker, tax attorney and businessman with key roles in philanthropic circles, now heads Irvine-based nonprofit performing arts center that teaches music and dance to 400 kids.

RECENT: With OCMD founder Charlie Zhang, helped bring in-person classes back at school in July. Said pandemic has expanded opportunities for the school to reach more people. Performances and recitals are being live-streamed, new offerings introduced.

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NOTABLE: Chairman of the board of trustees for the UCI Foundation from 2005 to 2008, and chair of UCI’s $1B fundraising campaign until 2018. Also known as the founder of National Philanthropy Day.

2020 HOBBY: “I began my goal to read the biographies of every U.S. president (45 to date, less the 10 I’ve already read). Toss in a few compelling additional books (like The Federalist Papers), and I’m well on my way!”