Kim Haman

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Kim Haman is a columnist. She can be reached at luxury@ocbj.com or philanthropy@ocbj.com.

Email: luxury@ocbj.com
Phone: 949-833-8373

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Philanthropy

Philanthropy activity around Orange County focusing on youth, education, veterans, and fighting world hunger

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More than $200,000 raised as Miracles for Kids hosted its third annual Miracles for Kids Golf Invitational on March 29

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With pandemic winding down, philanthropists continue supporting OC for recovery and wellness

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On March 1, Alorica Inc. recapped key results from its 2020 corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, including the formation of its newest global social impact program, TIDE (Together for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity).

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Orange County Grantmakers welcomes new members to executive board

Members include leaders from a broad range of industry, nonprofit and governmental organizations

OCG, established in 2006, is a funder collaborative which, since its inception, has granted hundreds of millions of dollars in Orange County

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In January, Charlie Zhang, founder, Pick Up Stix and principal founder, Zion Enterprises, and his wife, Ling, donated the $6.2 million building that houses the Pacific Symphony’s administrative headquarters to the organization. Because of this donation, the Symphony projects it will save at least $150,000 per year on rent for the 15,399-square-foot space.

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On Jan. 19, Irvine Co., led by chairman and owner Donald Bren, presented Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) with a $2 million check as part of its Excellence in Education Enrichment Fund. This contribution, part of a 20-year, $45 million funding commitment by Irvine Co., enables IUSD to maintain the highest level of arts, music and science education in times of constrained local and state budgets, and invest in new educational platforms and technologies.

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Calmoseptine Inc., a Huntington Beach-based maker of ointments and other skin products, has reached a milestone: $1 million donated to the American Red Cross.

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Blind Children’s Learning Center (BCLC), together with Johnson & Johnson Vision, hosted an interactive, employee-organized virtual event in support of the children and families BCLC serves on Oct. 26. The event took part in at-home activities designed by an Orientation & Mobility Specialist and Teacher of the Visually Impaired at BCLC. Attendees had the opportunity to blindfold themselves before attempting tasks that may prove difficult for people with limited or no vision, including placing a fitted sheet, pouring a drink and navigating a staircase.

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Anaheim-based Credit Union of Southern California (CU SoCal) is donating $150,000 to more than 50 Southern California businesses and their employees, as well as two nonprofit organizations as part of its “Merry Givemas” event, held Dec. 18.

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