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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. This inspirational event is Orange County’s ultimate community-impact breakfast and has raised millions of dollars over the years to support local programs and services that empower at-risk OC families.
Families in Orange County face a unique set of interconnected pressures that challenge student and family success. Low-wage jobs and our high cost of living can create housing instability that in turn negatively impacts academics and health.

Our Impact Hubs are a proven model for providing assistance and producing sustainable outcomes for children, their families and the neighborhood as a whole.

Programs and services take a “two-generation” approach, tackling intergenerational poverty by aligning and coordinating programs to serve the needs of families together.


🏆 Most Raised in the History of the Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast 🏆

🏆 World Record – Most Hygiene Kits Assembled in an Hour 🏆

Wow, what a great start to our Thursday! The 2024 Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast was a success. Thank you to everyone who attended. It was inspiring to see our community come together to make an impact for those in need by empowering local women and children to transform their journeys.

We are absolutely thrilled to share that, thanks to the generosity of so many of you, including our incredible sponsors, the Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast raised over $600,000, a record-breaking total, making this year’s Breakfast the most successful yet! These vital funds will help address critical issues in Orange County.

Special shout out to our captivating co-chairs, Haunani Nakabara and Maggie O’Sullivan!

And HUGE THANK YOU to our generous Champion Sponsor, BMO!

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Together, we achieved the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for most personal hygiene kits assembled in one hour! We’re beyond grateful to everyone who participated in this epic community-impact activity assembling 6,136 hygiene kits, which will be donated to our neighbors in need.

All participants will receive a personalized certificate for taking part in the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ activity.

“There were times when I felt hopeless as a single mom raising three kids. It was because of individuals who grabbed me by the hand and ushered me to the finish line that I can stand before you and let you know that your contributions matter. The work that we’re doing here with United Way is changing lives.”

Scharrell Jackson, High-Performance Leadership Coach, Author & International Keynote Speaker

Scharrell Jackson

Watch or share the video below, which highlights some of the challenges thousands of women and children in our community face each day and how the Women’s Philanthropy Fund is working to create lasting change.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

2024 Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast Event Photos

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Contact Us

For more information, please contact Gaby Mulder, Events Manager, at 949.263.6157 or via email.

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