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United Way To Detail Progress Toward Face 2024 Goals

United Way To Detail Progress Toward Face 2024 Goals

President and CEO Max Gardner, along with key community leaders, will detail progress toward long-term education, income, health and housing goals during February 23 event at Edwards Lifesciences

WHAT: FACE 2024 Report

WHO: Orange County United Way President and CEO Max Gardner (Overview and Housing Report); FivePoint Communities Vice President of Corporate Communications Steve Churm(Education Report); Ian Leisegang, J.P. Morgan (Income/Financial Stability Report); Sue Parks, CEO, WalkStyles (Health Report); video updates will also be presented by Al Mijares, OC Department of Education Superintendent (Education); Lucy Dunn, President/CEO, Orange County Business Council Scott Larson Income/Financial Stability), Dr. Patricia Riba (Health); and Scott Larson, Home Aid Orange County (Housing). The FACE 2024 Report and scorecard launch is sponsored by Bank of America.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 23, 2016; 4 p.m.

WHERE: Edwards LIfesciences, 1 Edwards Way, Irvine, CA

WHY: Operating at the intersection of the public, private, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, United Way is uniquely positioned to convene and mobilize the Orange County community to address the local issues identified as most significant: education, income, health and housing. That’s why, after an extensive Countywide engagement planning process two years ago, United Way launched FACE 2024, a community-wide action plan to bring about long-term change and solutions to identified challenges in these areas. Specific goals include:

  • Education: cut high school dropout rate in half by 2024
  • Income: reduce the percentage of financially unstable families by 25 percent by 2024
  • Health: Increase the number of healthy youth by one-third, as measured by childhood obesity rates, by 2024
  • Housing: Cut the percentage of homeless and housing insecure children in half by 2024

This event will offer a detailed report on progress toward those goals, work that is ahead and how community members can become part of the solution.


Michael Suydam
21Strat 949.981.5008, Karlak_p@auhsd.us

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 and focusing on the building blocks for a good quality of life: Education, Income, Health and Housing. By investing in Orange County children, families and individuals, we help them create pathways to self-sufficient lives. In short, we help people help themselves. Through our 10-year community-wide action plan, (an acronym for Fund, Advocate, Collaborate, Educate), we collaborate with 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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