The Heart That Gives, Gathers!
You can make a difference in the lives of over 1,000 women and their children by making a contribution to the YWCA of Orange County. Your support will help:

  • Lead at-risk, low income youth and workers displaced by COVID economy to employment or career training programs.
  • Help adult reentry women receive college scholarships that will lead them to achieving their academic dreams.
  • Teach middle school girls and boys computer coding and learn from careers in STEM through hands-on projects.
  • Women without health insurance from high poverty neighborhood gain access to early breast cancer mammograms.

The heart that gives, gathers! So help us help others to stay healthy, gain employment, get enrolled in career training programs or provide needed support to adult reentry women, many single mothers, going back to college to make a better life for herself and her family. Opportunities to give are invitations to engage in acts of kindness that change lives.
We are Thankful for You!
Simply put, if it wasn’t for faithful supporters like you, we wouldn’t exist. So thank you for supplying the funds that we need to make a difference in the lives of women and their families who struggle to raise their families in the communities we serve. 
Ana Garza
Amie Laxpati
Andreus Mangahas
Angela Eve
Angelo Cardoso
Antoinette Balta, Esq., LLM
Antoinette Naddour
Ashley Sung
Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva
Assured Audio/Visual
Barbara Sideri
Beatriz Mendoza
Bette Roethe
Beyond 21st Cosmetology
Bill & Janet McGarvey
Bourbon Street Grill
British Grocer
Bruno’s Anaheim White House
Cambalache Grill
Carol Wilcox
Carole Thurmond Wills
Century 21 Discovery
Chad Thurmond
Charles Allen
Cho Family Foundation
Christian Davis Photographer
City of Anaheim
Colette's Catering & Events
Colette Coffman
Credit Union of Southern California
Cristina Medina
CSUF Veterans
Cynthia Aguirre
Dave Silva
Davis Barber
David Abshier
David Hoeltzer
Debbie C. Thurmond, Ph.D
Debra Brunner
Deana David
Delfina Gomez
Dena Bravo-David
District 4 Supervisor Douglas Chaffee
Don Thurmond
Donna Edman Photography
Doris Winters
Dotty Rosen
Edison International
Elizabeth Niederman
Fullerton Council Member Jesus Silva
Fullerton Police Cadets
Gail Cain
Genna Ramos
Gizi Clemmer
Gloria Mata
Hero's Bar & Grill
Irene Smith
Iris Mann
Jane Rands
Jim & Sally Williams
Jim Miller
Jeff Allensworth
Jennifer Fraga
Jennifer Rios
Joann Brannock
Joanne Lozano
Joe Perez
Joe's Bar DTF
Joshua Clever
Julie Erick
June McCormick
Karyn Mccartney
Kathleen Prindle
Kay Pitts

Kea Pai
Kimberly Richards
Kristin Godeke
Kristin Ryder
L.A. County Fair International Wine
Laura Martinez
Lauren Cheney
Lenore Burchfield
Linda Bradley Fini
Leticia Paige
Lisa Tafua
Los Coyotes Country Club
Louise Shamblen
Lorraine Jones
Margaret Oser Family Foundation
Maria Solis-Martinez
Marina Allensworth
Mark O’Connor, Esq.
Marlene McGlensey
Marsha Gallavan
Matthew Pier
Mercedes Narez
Minard Duncan
Mulberry Street Ristorante
Nadia Carlesso
Nancy Wieben Stock
Natalie Rios
National Charity League
Neil Gotanda
Noel Burch
Pacific Life Foundation
Pari Hakimi
Patrick Kim
Patrick McGarvey
Paulette Marshall
Rachel Nead
Randall Richards
Raymond Godeke
Robert Bergstrom
Robert Muschek
Robert Ramos
Rosa Wozab
Rosalina Camacho
Rosamaria Gomez-Amaro
Rose Marie Richey
Roseanne Thurmond
Rosemary Touyanou
Ruth Thurmond Family
Samueli Foundation
Sheila Marwaha
Shirley Bloom
Shiyana Subasinghe
Scholarship Fund
Simon Worboys
Soroptimist International of Fullerton
Sung Family
Susan Ellis
Teresa Ramos
Terri Grassi
Terry Brick
Thad Sandford
The Summit House
The Twisted Vine
Tina Sung
Tony Rios
Trinidad Castaneda
Union Pacific
Vickie & Dave Rosen
Vino Nostra Wine Bar
Wilson W. Phelps Family Foundation
Women's & Adult Reentry Center CSUF
Women's Club of Fullerton
Yong Pyun
Zoot & Monette Velasco

YES Job Alerts & Seeking Volunteers
Let YES help you fill your seasonal and on-going workforce needs. Contact Youth Employment Services for Job Alerts postings.

YES we are on social media with JOB ALERTS like the one pictured above.

YES is ready to support your business and connect job seekers to employment opportunities during the holiday season and beyond. For more information about posting your job call (714) 866-8788 or email YES

For information regarding volunteering with YES and/or YWCA contact

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Alejandra Y. Castillo Receives Distinguished Public Service Award from LBJ School of Public Affairs
YWCA of Orange County is pleased to announce that our CEO, Alejandra Y. Castillo is the 2020 recipient of the Distinguished Public Service Award (DPSA) from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. The Distinguished Public Service Award is the school’s highest alumni honor and highlights alumnus whose career is dedicated to public service and courage. Alejandra is known as a “high-profile national leader” with over two decades of professional experience in Washington, D.C., having served in senior leadership roles in two presidential administrations. In her work as the first Hispanic-American woman to lead the Minority Business Development Agency, Alejandra helped earned the company $15 billion in contracts and capital while retaining and creating 33,000 jobs during the Great Recession. Now as the CEO of YWCA USA, Alejandra leads a network of over 200 YWCA local associations who serve 2.3 million women and girls across the country to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

"On behalf of the Board of Directors of YWCA USA, I would like to congratulate Alejandra on her achievement, said Beth McCaw, Board Chair, YWCA USA. “We are extremely grateful for Alejandra’s experience, leadership, and dedication to advance the YWCA mission to create a more equitable and just society for women, girls, and people of color across the country."

Alejandra will be honored during a virtual ceremony on Monday, December 14th, at 7 p.m. CT. We invite family, friends, and colleagues to attend by registering here. The LBJ School will send event access details the day before the event.

In the interim, please join the YWCA USA family in congratulating Alejandra for this amazing accomplishment!
November - December 2020: Holiday Giving Campaign
December 15: YWCA OC Board of Directors Meeting (Zoom)
February 19, 2021: Annual Gala & Awards Celebration


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YWCA of Orange County, Board of Directors