They have made a positive impact on Orange County. Bette and Wylie Aitken were honored recently by Cal State Fullerton with the university's O.C. Titan Award presented at the "Front and Center" gala held at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
The major event filled the arena with supporters of CSF and the Aitkens coming together for a performance by Earth, Wind & Fire.
In addition to the concert by the Grammy winners and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, a black-tie dinner celebration for major donors unfolded with tickets going for $600 to more than $25,000. The purpose of the evening is to broaden the visibility of Cal State Fullerton in the Orange County community and to raise funds for both academic enrichment on campus and for much needed student scholarships.
A major contingent of Newport-Mesa supporters attended in honor of Bette and Wylie Aitken. Over the last decade the couple has emerged as significant philanthropic leaders.