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National Philanthropy Day honorees announced

September 12, 2008|By Jess Block

* Michael Harrison has volunteered and provided leadership benefiting the Orange County Council Boy Scouts of America, CHOC Padrinos, Harbor Day School, Ronald McDonald House of Orange County, Corona del Mar High School Cross Country Team, and Orange County Performing Arts Center.

As a partner in Trico Realty, Inc., and President of Mike Harrison Construction, Harrison was able to inspire many of his building industry colleagues to donate goods and services for construction of the Orange County Ronald McDonald House.

Harrison’s example has motivated others to take similar action on numerous projects, including the Boy Scouts’ new Outdoor Education Center, a $30 million educational campus.

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OUTSTANDING CORPORATION OR BUSINESS (FEWER THAN 30 EMPLOYESS)

Alan Greeley, Costa Mesa

Nominated by Share Our Selves (SOS)

* The Golden Truffle and Chef/Owner Alan Greeley is an outstanding community leader throughout Orange County, providing local charities with leadership, financial support and hands-on philanthropic involvement. This Costa Mesa native is famous for his good cooking, giving nature and legendary bear hugs. He is a founding chef for Share Our Selves Wild and Crazy Taco Night and Celebrity Chefs Dinner and Auction and has stayed with the events every year since serving several times as Head Chef. These two chef events are the primary funding sources for the SOS Food Pantry, feeding approximately 200 families a day.

The Golden Truffle is a role model for good citizenship, giving back to the community far above and beyond what is normal for a small business.

OUTSTANDING CORPORATION OR BUSINESS (MORE THAN 30 EMPLOYESS)

Wells Fargo

Nominated by American Red Cross Orange County Chapter, KOCE-TV Foundation, Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center

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