Annual Summit Information

Orange County Grantmakers is pleased to announce our 2022 Summit, Orange County’s largest convening of nonprofit and community leaders, is BACK in-person Thursday, October 6, 2022!

We are thrilled to host this year’s event in partnership with Orange Coast College. Our theme, “Breaking Barriers: Partnership, Power Sharing and the Collective Good,” captures promising practices, the sharing of case studies and best practices, inspirational stories and breakthrough conversations among Orange County community, funders and nonprofit leaders alike, on our journey to a more equitable future. The summit is not just a 1-day, 1-off conversation, but is our launch of our new collaborative focus and strategy of moving equity forward in Orange County.

Highlights from this year’s summit include:

We invite you to join us at the 2022 Summit,
where 400+ community leaders will connect and learn together.

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AGENDA

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SPEAKERS

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SPONSORS

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OCG Summit 2022 Award Nominations

Submit your nominations for individuals for the 2022 Emerging Leader, 2022 Legacy Leader and 2022 Outstanding Changemaker awards!

More Summit information coming soon...

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Orange County Grantmaker’s annual summit is an opportunity for funders and non profit leaders to come together to learn, collaborate and grow.

Join us at this in-person event, as we come together to hear stories of innovation and collaboration

Presenting Sponsor

(SOLD OUT)
  • 10 Event Tickets valued at $500
  • Exclusive Recognition at this level
  • Logo & Link on OCG Summit Website
  • Logo & Link on all Summit e-communications
  • Banner on Home Page of Summit App
  • Custom Social Media promotion including language of your choice
  • Opportunity to co-author a blog post on the OC Grantmakers website as part of summit promotions
  • Opportunity to introduce a Keynote speaker Rocognition during keynote sessions throughout Summit

Gold Sponsor

$7500
  • 6 Event Tickets valued at $300
  • Exclusive Recognition at this level
  • Logo & Link on OCG Summit Website
  • Logo & Link on all Summit e-communications
  • Banner on Home Page of Summit App
  • Individualized social media promotion
  • Speaking opportunity during the summit

Silver Sponsor

$5000
  • 4 Event Tickets at $200
  • Logo & Link on OCG Summit Website
  • Logo & Link on all Summit e-communications
  • Included on sponsor page of summit app
  • Logo and link on Silver Sponsor social media promotion
  • Recognition as a summit sponsor at beginning and end of event

Bronze Sponsor

$2500
  • 2 Event Ticket valued at $100
  • Logo & Link on OCG Summit Website
  • Logo & Link on all Summit e-communications
  • Included on sponsor page of summit app
  • Logo and link on Bronze Sponsor social media promotion
  • Recognition as a summit sponsor at beginning and end of event

OC Grantmakers Summit 2021

The Power of We: Reimagining our future together

OCTOBER 6 & 7, 2021
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OC Grantmakers Summit 2020

Equity in Action

OCTOBER 15-16 & 19-20, 2020
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OC Grantmakers Summit 2019

Leading towards Equity: Tackling the Challenge Together

OCTOBER 2, 2019
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OC Grantmakers Summit 2018

Building Our Movement

OCTOBER 4, 2018
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OC Grantmakers Summit 2017

Working Together

OCTOBER 4 - 5, 2017
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OC Grantmakers Summit 2016

Coming Together

FEBRUARY 4 & 5, 2016
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OC Grantmakers Summit 2014

Are You Ready to Upgrade?

MAY 22 & 23, 2014
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OC Grantmakers Summit 2013

Surviving to Thriving

FEBRUARY 7 & 8, 2013
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OC Grantmakers Summit 2011

Candid Conversations

JANUARY 23 & 24, 2011
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OC Grantmakers Summit 2010

Embracing Chance, Creating Community

JANUARY 27, 2010
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How do we build a compassionate and inclusive America in an age of distrust? WAJAHAT ALI knows from personal experience that when we come together to be the superheroes of our own stories, we can create honest social change. The beloved TED speaker has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and The Atlantic about our urgent issues—immigration, politics, parenthood—with boldness, hope, and humor. His memoir Go Back to Where You Came From, one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Year, follows his life as a Muslim Pakistani-American on a surprising, emotional, and challenging quest for the good life. Iconic journalist Katie Couric says that “we are all so fortunate to be on the receiving end of his intellect, his humanity, and his heart.”

Wajahat Ali

“With wit and charm, Ali delivers a masterful meditation on growing up brown in America...he gives us a clear-eyed affirmation of the country America could be.” — Mara Gay, New York Times

Mara Gay, New York Times

Wajahat Ali uses his platform to fight tirelessly for the social change we need in our country—and he isn’t afraid to get personal while doing it. The Daily Beast columnist and former New York Times writer, TED speaker, award-winning playwright, and Peabody-nominated producer of the documentary series The Secret Life of Muslims offers us his experiences of triumph over hardship as a beacon of hope and resilience in the face of life’s impossible situations. From his experiences of Islamophobia growing up as a Muslim Pakistani-American to his two-year-old daughter’s liver cancer diagnosis, Wajahat is living proof that when we share our authentic stories, we build the America we wish to live in.”

In his memoir Go Back to Where You Came From: And Other Helpful Recommendations on How to Become American, Wajahat teaches us how to create our own superhero origin story, invest in hope for the future of America, and enact real social change. The book was called “biting and funny and full of heart” by NPR. Representative Ilhan Omar called Wajahat’s work “hilarious” and “deeply moving”, and legendary writer Dave Eggers said it was the book he’d “been hoping Wajahat Ali would write for ten years—hilarious, stylistically fearless, deeply humane.”

Wajahat is also the author of The Domestic Crusaders—the first major play about Muslim-Americans in a post-9/11 world. He was the lead researcher and author for the Center for American Progress’s seminal report “Fear Inc., Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America,” and served as a national correspondent for Al Jazeera America, where he told stories about communities and individuals often marginalized or under-reported in mainstream media.

As Creative Director of Affinis Wajahat Labs, he worked to create social entrepreneurship initiatives to support and uplift marginalized communities. He also worked with the US State Department to design and implement the “Generation Change” leadership program to empower young social entrepreneurs. Wajahat initiated chapters in eight countries, including Pakistan and Singapore. For his work, he was honored as a “Generation Change Leader” by Sec. of State Clinton and recognized as an “Emerging Muslim American Artist” by the Muslim Public Affairs Council. 

He has given keynote speeches around the world such as TED, The Aspen Ideas Festival, Google, the United Nations, and The New Yorker Festival. His writing appears regularly in the New York TimesThe Atlantic, the Washington Post, and The Guardian. He’s a Senior Fellow at The Western States Center and Auburn Seminary and co-host of Al Jazeera’s The Stream.