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The last few years have magnified the challenges and divisions facing our community. But Orange County is stronger when we’re united—united in our diversity and in our passion to improve lives for everyone who lives here.

Cultures United is a virtual conversation series that encourages dialogue, collaboration, philanthropy, and unity. Informed and motivated by our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement, each discussion aims to highlight and celebrate our differences, share our strengths, and unite to do more for our community.

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  • Discover similarities within our community
  • Find pride in the different cultures that make up Orange County
  • Learn about the challenges facing our most vulnerable communities
  • Be inspired to take action

Upcoming Conversations

Stay tuned for details on our next Cultures United conversation!

Check Out Past Conversations

Orange County’s Vibrant Indian Community Shines During Cultures United

The latest Cultures United Conversation featured compelling and personal stories from Nanda Kumar Cheruvatath, President, Eaton Aerospace; Rashmi Menon, Vice President, General Manager, Burns & McDonnell; and Nisha Verma, Senior Legal Counsel, Falck Ambulance. They shared their connections to the Indian community in Orange County and what it means to embrace their Indian heritage today. Watch the event recording and share it with your network!

Cultures United Chairs

Ben Alvarado

Executive Vice President and Director of Core Banking, California Bank & Trust
Board of Directors, Orange County United Way

Martha Daniel

CEO and President, Information Management Resources, Inc.,
Board of Directors, Orange County United Way

Tam Nguyen

President, Advance Beauty College
Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Orange County United Way

Susan B. Parks

President and CEO, Orange County United Way

Share Your Story

Your story and your experience is important—and we want to hear them! Please let us know: What does Cultures United mean to you?


If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Hastings at 949.263.6141 or via email.

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