• January 20, 2019

Game Day – Saturday, January 12, 2019

January 20, 2019 | Blog, Game Day

Each year, the Project Youth OCBF Associate Board hosts a Game Day fundraiser to raise funds for the Higher Education Mentoring Program. The event is held at Advanced Depositions' swanky “Settlement Lounge.” In addition, Advanced Depositions is the official Touchdown Sponsor providing fabulous Game Day food and beverages. This year's event featured the showing of NFL playoff games. Fans supported their teams by sporting their team colors while attendees enjoyed playing ping pong, pool and darts.  Thanks to Advanced Depositions and all Game Day sponsors, as well as participants who purchased tickets and squares, the event raised almost $9,000 for the Higher Education Mentoring Program. Another highlight of the event was the awarding of three Outstanding Mentor Awards to Alonzo Ledezma, Zaira Zavalza and Cythina Vilchis.

  • January 20, 2019

2018 Annual Meeting and 12th Annual Society of Fellows Recognition Reception

January 20, 2019 | Blog, Events

The Honorable David O. Carter – Master of Ceremonies – welcomed guests to Project Youth OCBF’s Annual Meeting and 12th Annual Society of Fellows Recognition Reception on the evening of Thursday, December 13, 2018. He thanked First American Corporation for allowing us to be there to enjoy the beautiful setting. He introduced Parker Kennedy and Garrett Rogers of First American and expressed our gratitude for their loyal support throughout the years and for our relationship with First American, in which we take great pride.

  • May 21, 2018

Project Youth OCBF’s Spring Food & Wine Society Dinner – May 7, 2018

May 21, 2018 | Blog, Food and Wine Society

An ocean view was one of many dazzling features found at the home of Ygal and Sheila Sonenshine, the hosts of this year’s Spring Food & Wine Dinner. Amazing décor, stunning art, elegant table settings, and the warmest of welcomes were experienced at what can only be described as an enchanted evening.

Food & Wine Society members dined on delicious Italian food prepared by Valentino’s - Santa Monica, except for this one evening, Valentino’s came to Laguna Beach. In the splendor of the Sonenshines’ kitchen, magic was created; in the magnificent dining room, that magic was consumed. As if the night could get even better - and it did – the magical food was paired with exquisite wines selected by Wine Cellar Master Ygal Sonenshine from the Project Youth OCBF wine cellar. Ygal educated the group on the wines and had everyone in laughs with his witty remarks. Sheila, too, brought laughter to all with her words, speaking from the heart as she expressed her warmest of welcomes to all who dined at their table. Later that night, wine from the cellar was auctioned to raise funds to support Project Youth OCBF programs.

  • July 2, 2017

Board Member Maria Stearns Continues the “Race” for Charity

July 2, 2017 | Blog, OC Marathon

Maria's Italian Road Race for OCBF Charity

  • January 15, 2017

2016 Annual Meeting & Society of Fellows Recognition Reception

January 15, 2017 | Blog, Events

OCBF’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Society of Fellows Recognition Reception was held on Thursday, December 8, at First American Financial Corporation. It was a great turnout and a wonderful evening for friends and supporters. Judge David O. Carter represented OCBF with pride as master of ceremonies. The event offered an opportunity to reflect on 2016 and recognize the donors, agencies, businesses, and volunteers that make our work possible and successful.

  • August 21, 2016

Update: Catching up with Board Member Maria Stearns

August 21, 2016 | OC Marathon

The following is an update to our February 28 post regarding OCBF board member Maria Stearns' latest fundraising efforts. Notwithstanding a significant injury, Maria successfully completed the Nike Women's Mexico City Half Marathon, yet another achievement in her race to raise funds benefiting the programs of the Orange County Bar Foundation. Thanks again, Maria, for your continued support!

  • February 28, 2016

Catching up with Board Member Maria Stearns

February 28, 2016 | Blog, OC Marathon

The Surf City Half Marathon is an award-winning course, considered one of the best half marathon courses in the country. It is well known for being scenic and flat. Runners come from all over to experience this exhilarating run. It starts along Pacific Coast Highway and passes by the famous Huntington Beach pier. Runners enjoy […]

  • January 26, 2016

Third Annual Game Day Fundraiser

January 26, 2016 | Blog, Game Day

OCBF’s Associate Board hosted its 3rd Annual Game Day Fundraiser on Saturday, January 9, 2016. The event was held at Advanced Depositions’ swanky “Settlement Lounge.” In addition to hosting, Advanced Depositions was the official Quarterback Sponsor, providing fabulous Game Day food and beverages and a photo booth for lasting memories. The event featured the showing […]

  • December 13, 2015

2015 Annual Meeting & Society of Fellows Recognition Reception

December 13, 2015 | Events

On Tuesday, the 8th of December, OCBF held its Annual Meeting and Society of Fellows Recognition Reception at the lovely First American Corporation location, which featured a beautiful holiday setting and amazing food. Masters of Ceremonies Justice David Thompson, along with OCBF’s 2015 President Christopher P. Wesierski, recognized OCBF volunteers and supporters. Several awards were presented, in gratitude for the commitment […]

  • October 9, 2015

2nd Annual Game Day Fiesta

October 9, 2015 | Game Day

On January 10, 2015, the OCBF Associate Board hosted the second annual Game Day Fiesta Fundraiser to benefit the Foundation’s Higher Education Mentoring Program, supporting students’ pursuit of higher education. The event raised over $3,200 and the funds were used to host a special event for our Higher Education Mentoring Program participants.

  • July 21, 2015

What the Food & Wine Society Means to Us

July 21, 2015 | Food and Wine Society

We have been enthusiastic members of the Food & Wine Society for well over ten years.  We always look forward to the dinners – they are a wonderful way to experience the old and new in fine dining in Orange County.  But the best part is learning about and supporting OCBF programs in the company […]

  • July 14, 2015

Thank you to previous Golf Committee Chair Don Morrow

July 14, 2015 | Golf Tournament

A special thank you to Don Morrow, who has dedicated his time to chairing the Golf Tournament Committee for the past 18 years. We greatly appreciate all of the work he has put into making this event possible year after year. Don now hands over the reins to co-chairs Brian Daucher and Jon Skorheim.

  • July 14, 2015

Thank you for attending the 2015 Rooftop Brewfest Fundraiser

July 14, 2015 | Events, Rooftop Brewfest

On Friday, June 5, the Orange County Bar Foundation Associate Board hosted the 2015 Brewfest Fundraiser on the Rooftop Sky Garden at 3161 Michelson Drive, Irvine. It was another successful event, raising over $6,000 for the programs of the Foundation. Over 200 guests enjoyed good company, beer, and a great view while supporting a wonderful […]

  • July 1, 2015

2015 Rooftop Brewfest Fundraiser in Irvine, CA

July 1, 2015 | Events, Rooftop Brewfest

The Orange County Bar Foundation hosts various casual events around town for the purpose of raising awareness and funds for the programs of the Foundation. On Friday, June 5, the OCBF Associate Board will host the 2015 Rooftop Brewfest Fundraiser in Irvine, CA. This event benefits the programs of the Orange County Bar Foundation.

  • May 15, 2015

Maria Stearns of Rutan & Tucker Finishes Marathon

May 15, 2015 | Events, OC Marathon

Your Support Helped Get Me Past The Finish Line & Raise over $7,000! Thank you!!