Julia Argyros last week took the microphone in the grand ballroom of the Balboa Bay Club & Resort.
"My first job following graduation from college was working as a speech therapist helping children with disabilities," she told the crowd, as she stood on stage next to her husband, George Argyros, the former U.S. ambassador to Spain.
"I learned very quickly the struggles faced by those children and their parents," she added. "What I also experienced was progress when the children got the help they needed and in turn I saw a glimmer of hope in the parents. Hope for a better future, a healthier, happier future for their children."
The evening at the Balboa Bay Club, fittingly named "A Glimmer of Hope," was held on behalf of United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County. George and Julia Argyros were honored with the organization's IMPACT award for a "Life Without Limits."
The Argyros family takes philanthropy seriously. They have been at the front of a multiple of major campaigns for decades. Some support comes in the form of name recognition and financial contribution only, while other causes come with plenty of heart and soul.