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Newport Beach-Based CureDuchenne Continues Quest for a Cure

In February of 2020, Newport Beach-based CureDuchenne – a global nonprofit aimed at saving the lives of 300,000 children and young adults living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the most common and severe form of muscular dystrophy – held its annual Napa in Newport fundraiser just days before the pandemic...

Human Options Appoints Newport Beach Resident Clay Richardson to its Board of Directors

Human Options, an Orange County-based nonprofit dedicated to ending the cycle of relationship violence, has appointed Clay Richardson to its board of directors. Richardson, a member of Human Options’ Technology Task Force since 2020, Clay Richardson, lives in Newport Beach with his wife Linda and their two-year-old daughter. “Our new board...

Eric Marienthal and Friends Concert Raises $100K for High Hopes Head Injury Program

Every summer, jazz saxophonist Eric Marienthal grabs several of his well-known musician friends and hosts a charity concert at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach for the High Hopes Head Injury Program. Make that every summer except 2020. “Last year we had to cancel our plans, as did the entire world,”...

Lido Paddle Project Holds Fundraiser Event August 28 at American Legion Yacht Club

Stand up paddleboarding and kayaking are popular water sports in Newport Beach, but they’re also useful in therapeutic settings, which is where Lido Paddle Project comes in. Lido Paddle Project was founded in September 2020 to serve veterans and first responders by promoting mental wellness through offering respite, recreation, and...

Crime Survivors Charity Receives Grant from Exchange Club of Newport Harbor

Crime Survivors, a non-profit organization whose mission is to assist victims of crime, was the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Exchange Club of Newport Harbor. George Lesley, Immediate Past-President of ECNH, presented the award to Patricia Wenskunas, Founder and CEO of Crime Survivors, at the July 15...

SoCal Hospice Foundation Raises Funds for Heavenly Home

The word “hospice” held little meaning for me until my mother, Virginia, was placed in hospice care in March of 2019. I had moved in with my mother several years ago to assist her with things like grocery shopping and chores around the house. Then in early 2019, she had a...

OC Community Foundation Hosts ‘Preserving Dignity’ Giving Day on July 14

On Wednesday, July 14, the Newport Beach-based Orange County Community Foundation will host Preserving Dignity, a collaborative Giving Day aiming to raise $100,000 for seven nonprofits serving older adults in need throughout Orange County. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the lives of millions of Americans, especially the elderly. In Orange County,...

On Faith: Hope is Here Quote of the Week

Today’s Hope is Here quote of the week, courtesy of On Faith writer Cindy Christeson: “God knows the rhythm of my spirit and knows my heart thoughts - He is as close as breathing.” -- Unknown

OC Community Foundation Names Gaddi Vasquez to its Board of Governors

The Newport Beach-based Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) has added Ambassador Gaddi Vasquez to its Board of Governors. This leadership position is critical to OCCF’s Vision 2024 goals, including a bold aim to reach $1 billion in cumulative granting by 2024, becoming one of only 35 community foundations in the...

Think Together Brings in More Than $500K at Annual Raise a Hand Event

Think Together, California’s largest nonprofit provider of afterschool, expanded learning, and school improvement programs, held its annual Raise A Hand event on April 23, raising $515,000. Think Together's annual fundraiser was reimagined this year as a virtual experience with nearly 300 guests registered to attend. The event brought together passionate...