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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.

Join Us for the 2022 Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast

The Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast is not just Orange County’s ultimate power breakfast, it’s an opportunity to make a significant impact in our community. More than 950 highly regarded philanthropists and leaders gather at this signature event to share their passion for empowering OC families. Funds raised support our programmatic work to help families transition from surviving to thriving.

2022 Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast
May 19, 2022  |  7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa
686 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Misty Copeland

Presenting Our 2022 Celebrity Guest


First African American Female Principal Dancer with the Prestigious American Ballet Theatre

Raised in San Pedro, California, Misty Copeland began her ballet studies at the late age of thirteen. In August 2015, Misty was promoted to principal dancer of the American Ballet Theater, making her the first African American woman to ever be promoted to the position in the company’s 75-year history. Misty’s passion is giving back. She has worked with many charitable organizations and is dedicated to giving of her time to work with and mentor young girls and boys.

2022 Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast Co-Chairs

Melinda Masson, Women's Philanthropy Fund Breakfast Co-Chair

Melinda Masson
Co-Founder & CEO,
Lifestyle of Giving
Women's Philanthropy Fund Breakfast Co-Chair

Dilanthi De Alwis, Women's Philanthropy Fund Breakfast Co-Chair

Dilanthi De Alwis
Chief Financial Officer – Supply Chain Solutions, UPS
Women's Philanthropy Fund Breakfast Co-Chair

Highlights from the 2021 Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast

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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.

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