Nearly 1,000 people gathered at our 14th Annual Conference on Business & Ethics at the Anaheim Hilton on March 4 to hear Bishop Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop  of Los Angeles and founder of Word on Fire, and Wing Lam, CEO of Wahoo's Fish Tacos, as they helped us  r aise more than $300,000 in support of tuition assistance for the neediest students in the Diocese of Orange.

Bishop Robert Barron
   Wing Lam with Bishop Vann
On behalf of Bishop Kevin Vann, the Orange Catholic Foundation (OCF) Board of Directors, the Office of Faith Formation, our school principals, and the families of children who will now be able to attend a Catholic school, we extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to all who sponsored, purchased a ticket, and/or gave to our Sponsor Our Students program. 

Bishop Vann with attending members of the
Orange Catholic Foundation Board of Directors

Wing Lam with Honorees Father Robert Spitzer, Marie Gray, and Rand Sperry  

A highlight of our Conference on Business & Ethics is the honoring of business leaders who exemplify authentic Catholic stewardship with the  Bishop's Award for Exemplary Business Integrity. This year, Rand Sperry and Marie Gray were presented this tribute. 

Father Robert Spitzer
Father Robert Spitzer, S.J., retired president of Gonzaga U niv ersity,  founder of seven maj or national institutions, and nationally recognized scholar and author, was honored with the Farmers & Merchants Lifetime Achievement Award.

Every guest witnessed the impact of true Catholic values on a business, a family, and our local community. Special thanks to everyone who contributed in their honor! You can revisit videos of these outstanding individuals on our  website landing page.

On the morning of March 4, we featured and expressed our appreciation to all of our sponsors on a full page ad in the Orange County Register As a Presenting Sponsor of this signature event, the  Orange County Register  provided the space and outstanding  placement of this advertisement.   We invite you to show your support for the Register by visiting these links: 
  • Watch a video featuring local Catholic school students with Register Publisher Rich Mirman as part of an event recap in Inside the OC Register company blog. 
  • Receive home delivery of the Orange County Register and the Orange County Catholic click here.
Once again, we greatly thank all of our sponsors, guests and Sponsor Our Students donors!  

P.S. If you haven't already clicked on one of the links above, visit our Conference on Business & Ethics landing page to view the videos or to make a donation to the Sponsor Our Students program.  

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