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Our vision is for all Orange County philanthropies to worry less about financial burdens and focus more on helping those in need in our communities.

LEAD OC, a member-led non-profit of successful local leaders eager to donate their time and resources, strives to lessen that burden for the philanthropies we partner with. The mission of LEAD OC is to provide the local executives and directors of Orange County a platform to join their skills together to advance philanthropic causes and fundraising in the community.



LEAD OC provides a platform for Orange County’s leading executives to combine their skills and resources to advance & raise awareness for various local philanthropic causes championing children & military families. The mission of the organization is to alleviate the financial burdens of these charities so they may fully dedicate their efforts towards affecting positive change. LEAD OC sets itself apart not only by developing leaders through education and mentorship, but by emphasizing the ultimate goal of leaving a positive and profound impact on communities throughout Orange County.


WeTogether started as a collaboration between a group of local business leaders and members of a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Lead-OC.

 WeTogether protects our healthcare workers and first responders.
 WeTogether feeds those in need.
 WeTogether gives ownership over our community’s response.
 WeTogether leads and inspires others to act.



LEAD OC 2023 Gala Announcement

Coming Soon…


Saturday, October 14, 2023

Balboa Bay Club

1221 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663


orangewood foundation

Orangewood Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and one of the leading providers of services to youth in Orange County. Orangewood helps almost 2,000 youth annually prepare for independent adulthood. The “Orangewood Way” recognizes that relationships with our youth is one of collaboration and partnership. Their staff works one-on-one with our youth to help them identify their own strengths, attributes, and aptitudes to empower them to overcome their challenges and reach their greatest potential. The Orangewood staff works with youth in four critical areas: health & wellness, housing, life skills & employment, and education. They meet a broad array of needs: from groceries and a hot meal, to transitional housing, to life skills workshops and employment leads, to the innovative Samueli Academy public charter school and scholarships for college and graduate school.