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OC50 2024: STEVE AND STACY JONES

Stacy Jones

STEVE AND STACY JONES
CO-FOUNDERS
HOT AUGUST NIGHTS

WHO: Steve Jones is the chairman and chief executive of Irvine-based security giant Allied Universal. His wife, Stacy Jones, leads the committee for Hot August Nights, an annual gala that fundraises in support of human trafficking survivors. The event, which the Jones’ host in their Coto de Caza mansion, draws up to 500 attendees every year.

WHY: Husband-and-wife duo runs and finances Hot August Nights. Stacy Jones books high-profile performers for the gala’s closing concert. Past performers include Kool & the Gang lead vocalist Skip Martin, rapper Nelly and Journey lead singer Steve Augeri.

IN THE NEWS: Hot August Nights raised over $1.9M in 2023. Singer-songwriter Jason Derulo performed.

NOTABLE: The annual gala has raised around $7.4M to date. All proceeds go to Vera’s Sanctuary, a program of nonprofit The Teen Project, which supports women who have survived homelessness and human trafficking. Vera’s Sanctuary, located in South Orange County, helps women who have survived trafficking receive therapy, earn degrees and find employment. Steve Jones also worked with The Teen Project founder Lauri Burns—a survivor of trafficking herself—to create course materials that teach Allied’s 800,000 security professionals how to identify and help trafficking victims.

IN THEIR WORDS: “As Stacy and I became more personally aware of human trafficking, I made sure the company became more aware of it.” —Steve Jones

LEARN MORE: hotaugustnights.net; theteenproject.com/veras-sanctuary-2

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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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