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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 at-risk OC families.
Funds are invested in life-changing programs and services provided through our Impact Hubs. Located in elementary schools and other sites that serve as centers of community life, our Impact Hubs make accessing services easy. Impact Hub programs tackle intergenerational poverty by aligning services that meet the needs of children, their parents, and the whole family.

The Sold-Out 2022 Women’s Philanthropy Breakfast Was a Huge Hit!

Thank you to everyone who joined us in person and online, and an extra-special thank you to our celebrity guest, Misty Copeland, for an inspirational and heartfelt Q&A on diversity and representation in the arts and for giving back to uplift one’s community!

A huge shout-out to our sponsors, especially our Champion Sponsors, Bank of America and UPS, and our event co-chairs, Dilanthi de Alwis and Melinda Masson.

Through the generosity of so many of you, including our incredible sponsors, the Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast raised close to $500,000 with more donations coming in! These vital funds will help local vulnerable families struggling with poverty and housing instability transition from surviving to thriving. There’s still time to donate! Share the GoFundMe link with your friends and family to further your impact.

In case you missed the Breakfast or want to share the event with your network, click here to watch. It includes a special broadcast of The OC Way Report, featuring students and families from Paul Revere Elementary and R.H. Dana Elementary who benefited from the programs we fund with your support.

The OC Way Report

Thank You to Our Sponsors

2022 Women's Philanthropy Fund Breakfast Sponsors

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 2022 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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