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More than 300 guests gathered on Sept. 22 at Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach to say, “Bon Voyage!” to domestic violence at the 24th annual Laura’s House gala, which was themed “Ports of Call” this year.


Tilly’s Life Center held its fourth annual I Am Giving Gala at the Yost Theater in Santa Ana. The event benefitted the center’s social and emotional learning program.


City National Bank was the Corporate Legacy Harvest sponsor of the Harvesters 26th Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon on Oct. 3.

CHOC Children’s Finds Partners in Pediatric Mental Health Fight

Segerstrom, PacLife, Others Take Lead On a Crisis ‘Not Talked About’

“If only he had told me he was in pain … if only she had told me she was struggling … if only I had known … if only.” The words are heart-rending.

PacLife’s Long Legacy of Community Commitment

Giving in Great Depression Became Part of Its Culture

Sometimes when you’re at the beginning of starting something—taking on a new project at work, for example, or building a brand from scratch—it can be hard to see the long-term impact it may have.

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Law Firm Leverages Experience for Those in Need

Philanthropic Work Goes Beyond Just Pro-Bono

O’Melveny & Myers LLP might seem at first blush like a law firm a Netflix show could be centered on, with plotlines of interoffice dealings and palace intrigue. It’s in one of the best spots in Orange County—a Newport Beach tower next to the Fashion Island mall granting views of the ocean—and is filled with dynamic people whose energy is palpable the minute a visitor arrives.

Clearinghouse Operates Business of Doing Good

B Corp Lender Must Give Back to Maintain Its Cert.

In essay “In the ‘People Business’: A Call for Interdependence” Clearinghouse CDFI President and Chief Executive Doug Bystry wrote as his final point, “What we build in our minds is just as important as what we build with our hands.”

Employee Purpose at PIMCO: Give, Act, Advocate

Efforts Help Many Causes Achieve Max Optimization

In 2014, the Boys & Girls Club of Central Orange Coast created pilot program College Bound to introduce club members to the idea of attending college. Many came from families whose idea of a college education was a dream rather than a given. They were smart, though, hard-working and capable. With the right support, including one-on-one case management, there might be no stopping them.

Firm Demonstrates Its Values Through Action

KPMG Programs Seek To Boost Youth, Their Places

Poet Maya Angelou wrote that, “When people show you who they are, believe them.” What better way to show the world who you are than through action?

EY Employees Use Skills to Build Better World

Firm Treats Recipients Of Its Aid Like Clients

Helping solve the world’s complex challenges is at the heart of Ernst & Young LLP’s approach to corporate responsibility.

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