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United Way Announces Morgan Stanley as Platinum Sponsor of Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast

Irvine, CA — Gathering to address the needs of women and children in Orange County, philanthropists will come together on May 13 for United Way’s 12th Annual Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast.

This year’s Platinum Sponsor, Morgan Stanley, is delighted to partner with Orange County United Way, uniting philanthropists for a worthy cause.

“The Women’s Philanthropy Fund has grown to become a powerful force in the community, comprised of a strong and caring network of women united for change,” said Monica Timpe-Godfrey, Vice President, Wealth Advisor and Portfolio Management Director r at The Timpe Group – Morgan Stanley. “Morgan Stanley is committed to giving back to our community and we’re excited to partner with a leader like United Way.”

Always an outstanding fundraiser and a motivational and moving event, the Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast raises revenue for programs that support self-sufficiency for women and children in Orange County. Over the past eleven years, the Women’s Philanthropy Fund has raised more than $2 million dollars to directly impact the community.

This year’s event features keynote speaker Carla Harris. Harris is Vice Chairman, Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor for Morgan Stanley, as well as an acclaimed author, singer, and dynamic speaker. In 2013, Harris was appointed by President Obama as Chairperson of the National Women’s Business Council.

“We are grateful for the outpouring of support provided by Morgan Stanley for this year’s Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast,” said Max Gardner, President and CEO of Orange County United Way. “We are on track to raise more funds than ever to support women and children in Orange County. Thanks to Morgan Stanley and our other generous sponsors, as well as our dedicated volunteers and staff, we are ensuring that more people will have access to a quality education, sustainable income, good health and stable housing—the building blocks for a good life.”

To learn more, please visit the Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast website or Orange County United Way’s website.


Michael Suydam
21Strat 949.981.5008, mike@21strat.com

Katherine Ransom, Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Orange County United Way 949.263.6176, katheriner@unitedwayoc.org


Since 1924, Orange County United Way has been working to improve lives and strengthen our community by mobilizing the caring power of Orange County, by focusing on the building blocks for a good quality of life: Education, Income, Health and Housing. By investing in Orange County’s children, families and individuals, we help them create pathways to self-sufficient futures through education and training. In short, we help people help themselves. Through our 10-year community-wide action plan “FACE 2024” (an acronym for Fund, Advocate, Collaborate, Educate), United Way is mobilizing local businesses, community organizations, governmental agencies and individuals to make a long-term measurable difference in the lives of local individuals and families. To learn more or to join our movement, visit www.unitedwayoc.org.

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