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Some call it the most important meal of the day. For Orange County United Way, the Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast is arguably the most significant one of the year. Since 2004, this inspirational event has raised millions of dollars to benefit local programs and services that empower women and their families.
Funds support education and self-sufficiency for at-risk women and children. Early-grade reading programs, after-school activities and physical fitness, innovative career assistance, initiatives to help families find permanent housing—all are programs that align with our FACE 2024 goals. Through the Breakfast, the Women’s Philanthropy Fund is able to grant significant resources to the community.

This professional women’s event, recognized as one of the most successful breakfast fundraisers in the county, celebrates the power of philanthropists who are changing the lives of individuals, children and families in the community.

Take advantage of this opportunity to support women and children through the Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast—and help us transform the future of Orange County’s next generation.

Thank You for Your Support

Thank you for tuning in to watch Orange County United Way’s virtual 2020 Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast, featuring celebrity guest Kareem Abdul-Jabbar! We hope you left inspired and excited to continue DOING MORE to transform the lives of local children and families in need.

If you weren’t able to join us but you’d still like to donate, you can do by clicking here or texting WPF2020 to 51555 to receive the link to donate.

Your gift supports OC families and children facing poverty and housing instability in challenged neighborhoods. It is essential our programs continue helping the most vulnerable in our community in the wake of COVID-19.

Our 2020 Celebrity Guest


Athlete | Activist | Author

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, a six-time NBA champion and the league’s only six-time MVP. He is one of a handful of influential and respected black men in America who has a national platform as a regular contributing columnist for newspapers and magazines around the world, such as The Guardian and The Hollywood Reporter where he shares his thoughts on some of the most socially relevant and politically controversial topics facing our nation today.

Currently, Abdul-Jabbar serves as the chairman of his Skyhook Foundation and brings educational STEM opportunities to underserved communities through innovative outdoor environmental learning.

Our 2020 Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast Sponsors

Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast Co-Chairs

Anne Yahn, Women's Philanthropy Fund Co-Chair

Anne Michaelsen Yahn

Don Yahn, Women's Philanthropy Fund Co-Chair

Don Yahn

See Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast In Action

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Sponsorship and Volunteer Opportunities

To secure your sponsorship or for more information, contact Jessica Vanderwell at 949.263.6123 or via email and learn about joining this community of philanthropic leaders.

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