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OC50 2024: RON SIMON

RON SIMON
FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN
RSI EQUITY PARTNERS

WHO: Billionaire philanthropist, Horatio Alger Award-winner who has built, sold multiple cabinetmakers, and a homebuilder under the RSI Holding umbrella. Chief executive of Perma-Built until sold; went on to create RSI Home Products in 1989.
WHY: Runs the Simon Family Foundation, whose Simon Scholars program has provided over $100M in financial support of high school, college and grad students.

IN THE NEWS: Gifted funding equivalent to 10 full-tuition scholarships to Chapman University’s Simon Scholar Physician Assistant Program. Will support program for at least five years.

NOTABLE: The Simon Scholars Program is involved in about 20 local high schools, with 1,300 scholarships and counting, valued at more than $40M.

IN THEIR WORDS: “We focus on students who come from difficult life and economic circumstances and yet are determined to overcome the many adversities and obstacles facing them. It has been deeply gratifying to see firsthand the life-altering power of engaging, supporting and nurturing these students who come from all walks of life and ethnicities as they pursue their dream of achieving the American dream of independence and self-sufficiency.”

LEARN MORE: simonscholars.org

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Sonia Chung
Sonia Chung
Sonia Chung joined the Orange County Business Journal in 2021 as their Marketing Creative Director. In her role she creates all visual content as it relates to the marketing needs for the sales and events teams. Her responsibilities include the creation of marketing materials for six annual corporate events, weekly print advertisements, sales flyers in correspondence to the editorial calendar, social media graphics, PowerPoint presentation decks, e-blasts, and maintains the online presence for Orange County Business Journal’s corporate events.
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