“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.”


To our LEAD-OC family and friends (and our new WeTogether family!)


LEAD-OC is honored to announce its response to the COVID-19 crisis: the WeTogether movement! WeTogether is a collaboration between a group of incredibly generous local Chinese business leaders, and LEAD-OC's members, families, donors and friends.


WeTogether protect our healthcare workers.
WeTogether feed those in need.
WeTogether give ownership over our community's response.
WeTogether lead and inspire others to act.


We are definitely in an unprecedented time. And unprecedented times call for a commitment to match the crisis with unprecedented compassion, community and leadership. Lives have been disrupted. Many local businesses are struggling. Millions in our nation possibly left without jobs. Those of us who still have business, now have to navigate social distancing at work, and home schooling our children without child care help. This is our generation's great moment of crisis.


The WeTogether movement asks- What can we do to help those in need? Are we helping our community's first responders protecting our families? Are we helping those uncertain of their next meal? Are we helping charities ensure the homeless have shelter? Despite the scale and gravity of the health and economic crisis we face, together we can make a difference.


WeTogether have hope.


And, WE ARE ALREADY MAKING A DIFFERENCE! Just last week, WeTogether paid for and donated 50,000 masks to UCI Health, with a promise of more to come... Also, one of our LEAD-OC members took it upon himself to anonymously donate 25 meals to Hoag Hospital...


So, how can you help?

(1) LEAD OC's WeTogether committee: we're forming a committee, like we would for our charity events - please consider volunteering to participate (calls are just as effective from the home couch as they are from the office!).
Reach out to Brian@shawingroup.com for details.

(2) Donations: we are sensitive to asking for financial support during this challenging time, but efforts are of course futile without financial support - please consider donating at whatever level you are comfortable with. Donations are tax-deductible. Checks can be made to WeTogether or LEAD-OC, with "WeTogether" in the memo line.

(3) Spread the word in any way you can! Support our movement by promoting our efforts via social media.

#WeTogether #LEADOC

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It was such an honor for UCP of Orange County to be chosen by LEAD-OC (formerly OCYE) as the beneficiary of their 2016 Hearts for Children event. This amazing group of young executives put together a fun-filled and inspiring event, generating significant funds and awareness for the mission of UCP-OC. Through the generosity of LEAD-OC, our organization was able to serve 5,369 children and families throughout Orange County in 2016 who are affected by developmental disabilities and delays. Their commitment to and enthusiasm for helping children has made an enormous impact in our community, and we are so very grateful for their partnership!
Miracles 4 Kids
“Miracles for Kids was selected as the 2015 beneficiary of the OCYE Gala, a wonderful affair that raised over $129,000 to benefit our organization and the critically-ill children and families we serve. We are truly grateful to the dedicated volunteers within the OCYE who worked tirelessly to create an avenue for us to share our mission and message through this event, and for the relationships we built as a result.”

Who We Are

Our Story

What sets LEAD OC apart from other local Business Professional groups is our emphasis on giving back to the community. While working toward economic and business growth, we simultaneously broaden our influence in the community at large, with the ultimate goal of having a positive and profound impact on those around us.

Our Foundation

“Founded in 2012, we are a 501c3 organization comprised of working professionals in Orange County that are committed to using our time and capital to improve our community and raise awareness for local various local philanthropic organizations. We are always looking for selfless like minded individuals to help carry on our mission.”

Our Commitment

Philanthropy with a focus on making a real and tangible difference in Our community;
Developing Leaders through education, mentorship, and the mutual support between Members;
Creating the next generation of ambassadors Promoting Business Growth; and
Forming The Most Influential Network of future business and community leaders.

LEAD OC’s Partnerships