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The Bench and Bar is an event series focused on bringing legal leaders together to connect, learn and engage in the community. Connect with our network of prominent local lawyers and judges as part of Orange County United Way’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society, an alliance of successful, community-minded local philanthropists.


Rich network of local legal leaders

Community events with industry leaders

Doing More for our community

Bench & Bar Committee Members

John Simonis
Managing Partner, Reed Smith

Jim Scheinkman
Partner, Snell & Wilmer

Dan Hagedorn
Partner, Reed Smith

Jim Moloney
Partner, Gibson Dunn

Alexis De Tocqueville Society Bench & Bar Photo Gallery

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Donor Advised Fund – Doing More To Help You Achieve Philanthropic Goals

Orange County United Way is excited to offer our distinguished donors the opportunity to establish an online
Donor-Advised Fund (DAF). You can maximize your charitable contributions for income tax purposes and make grant recommendation to charities of your choice at your convenience. Our unique benefits:

  • No time limit on spending your contribution
  • Complex assets accepted
  • One-on-one personal liaison
  • Personalize your fund
  • No set-up fee
  • Competitive market prices for maintenance & processing fees

For more information, please contact Kalina Covello, Orange County
United Way DAF Liaison, at 949.263.6154 or via email.

Contact Us

If you’re interested in learning more about the Bench & Bar and/or Alexis de Tocqueville Society,
please contact Mike Olson, Director of Major Gifts, at 949.263.6127 or via email. We’d love to hear from you!

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