April 3, 2013
The Orange County Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is on the lookout for philanthropists who will be honored at the 2013 National Philanthropy Day Orange County Awards Luncheon. Submissions are due by May 24. This year's theme "Giving is always in season in the OC," will be celebrated from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. November 21 at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road. Last year's Lifetime Achievement recipient Joann Leatherby will be the honorary chair at the upcoming 28th annual ceremony.
September 15, 2009
Submitted by Jess Block Newport Beach Philanthropists Honored National Philanthropy Day Orange County 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEWPORT BEACH, CA – Four Newport Beach residents have been selected as Outstanding Honorees at this year’s National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Orange County celebration. NPD Orange County has become the most prominent philanthropic recognition event in Orange County with more than a thousand individuals, businesses and support organizations honored since its inception in 1986.
March 29, 2013
In Memoriam June Suzuki Kawamura 1923-2013 We celebrate and give thanks for the life of June S. Kawamura! June Lucille Suzuki was born June 22, 1923 to Kenkichi and Yoshiko Suzuki in Los Angeles, CA. She grew up with her older brother George in their home on Hobart Street. She was a lifetime member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church. An excellent student, she attended Los Angeles High School and then entered UCLA in 1941. In March of 1942 she was interned with her family at Santa Anita Race Track and then moved to Gila, Arizona. In 1943 with the assistance of the Episcopal Church she was able to leave the internment camp to attend Keystone College in Pennsylvania. The following year she transferred to Pembroke College, now part of Brown University in Rhode Island. She graduated in 1946 with a BS in Biology. After a year of Episcopal mission work on a Sioux Indian reservation in South Dakota, she came back to Los Angeles and took a job with the Department of Water and Power where she worked as a lab technician. In 1948, June met and married Genji Gene Kawamura, founder of Western Marketing Company, which continues today as Orange County Produce, a four- generation family business.
May 6, 2005
TONY DODERO Thursday morning found me groggily wandering into a gathering at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Costa Mesa. No, I was not there seeking redemption. Besides, I'm sure many of you think that would be impossible anyway. I was there for my annual attendance at the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council National Day of Prayer breakfast. The event, which is mimicked at churches nationwide and has roots dating back 54 years, is the place to hear the prayers and thoughts of those who share the Sikh, Bahai, Hindu, Islamic, Mormon, Jewish and Christian faiths all at the same time and in the same room, without a war breaking out. Indeed, the reason for the existence of the interfaith council, a coalition of diverse religious groups, is to promote unity and open discussion between faiths.
November 17, 2005
National Philanthropy Day, which in 2005 honored Newport family and two Newport Coast residents, recognizes those who donate to several organizations.If you didn't get a chance to thank the philanthropist in your life Wednesday, don't fret; there's always next year. A Newport Beach family and two Newport Coast residents were among those honored across the country as part of the 20th annual National Philanthropy Day. Started by Doug Freeman, an attorney and former chairman of the board of Orange County's Pacific Symphony, the event is intended to honor donors who have supported several organizations.
January 18, 2010
Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and teachings are bringing people from all walks of life together to help those in need. On Monday’s national holiday commemorating what would have been the slain civil rights leader’s 81st birthday, which was Friday, many in Orange County were spending the day doing service work to honor King’s spirit. Through the leadership of Volunteer Center Orange County, at least 1,000 volunteers throughout the county took part in activities to help survivors of the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti.
April 25, 2000
NEWPORT BEACH -- For the 10th time, the city will receive a Tree City USA Award from the National Arbor Day Foundation at tonight's city council meeting. The award is given based on four qualifications: the city must have a tree department, a city tree ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program and an Arbor Day observance. It appears Newport has all of the above and more. The city will also receive its fifth Growth Award for demonstrating a higher level of tree care.
April 22, 2000
SPECIAL EVENTS 'THEN CAME THE MORNING' Liberty Baptist Church Choir will present an Easter musical, "Then Came the Morning," at 6 p.m. Sunday. The program is free. There will Easter services at 11 a.m. Sunday. The church is at 1000 Bison Ave., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 760-5444. NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER Local religious leaders will gather at 7:15 a.m. Friday to lead the community in the third annual Interfaith National Day of Prayer breakfast at the Orange County Airport Hilton Hotel, 18800 MacArthur Blvd.
February 26, 2008
Noted golf historian. Also renowned as a golf course designer, having formed a partnership with Bill Coore in 1986. Duo created noted courses like Sand Hills GC in Nebraska, The Plantation Course at Kapalua, site of the PGA TOUR's Mercedes-Benz Championship, and the newly-opened Bandon Trails GC on the Oregon Coast...Introduced to golf by his father and won his first tournament as a fourth-grader...Fought winning battle against Graves Disease (disease of the thyroid) in mid-1980s.
July 23, 2008
Where’s it at: The Cheesecake Factory, 1141 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, (949) 720-8333. What’s in it: This is a spin on the trademark dessert for the restaurant. The limited-edition 30th anniversary Chocolate Cake Cheesecake features dark chocolate and graham-cracker crust. Cost: $1.50 on July 30. Why you should order it: National Cheesecake Day is July 30, and the restaurant is offering a slice of cheesecake for $1.50, the same price as when the first location opened in 1978.