Karen McGlinn, 60, Costa Mesa ... Executive director of...

October 15, 2003

Karen McGlinn, 60, Costa Mesa ... Executive director of Share Our

Selves ... Oversees various projects at Orange County's largest

agency for direct aid -- food, medical, financial ... Founder of SOS

Orange Aid Project, which collects retrievable food from restaurants,

grocery stores, bakeries and caterers and then distributes the food

to low-income Orange County residents ... Gets "wild and crazy" at

taco night fund-raiser ... This year raised $18,000 for the Orange


Aid project ... Shares herself by giving her time to a number of

other area nonprofit boards ... Still reserves her most treasured

times for her grandchildren ... Married with five children ... Last

year's ranking: 81

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