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Orange County Community Relations Council (OCCRC)

Who We Are

The Orange County Community Relations Council (OCCRC) is an organization of concerned community professionals whose businesses promote an improved quality of life through philanthropy and community involvement. We foster professional development among our members by providing a forum to exchange ideas, share best practices and build relationships. OCCRC is an affiliate organization of Orange County Grantmakers (OCG).

OCCRC Goals

Goal 1:

Enhance the role of OCCRC and its members’ companies in their relationship with their communities and promote corporate citizenship as a critical element for success of business.

Objectives:

Share best practices, program methodology, and measurement systems. Increase external awareness of OCCRC as a resource for Orange County companies.

Goal 2:

Promote professional development of OCCRC members and remain informed of current events, issues, and trends.

Objectives:

Share best practices, program methodology, and measurement systems. Increase external awareness of OCCRC as a resource for Orange County companies.

Goal 3:

Encourage employee involvement in our communities.

Objectives:

Share best practices, measurement tools, and program methodology.

OCCRC was established in 1979 and its members are corporate community relations professionals whose companies make contributions of cash and in-kind donations totaling at least $100,000 per year to Orange County charities. Members meet quarterly informally to exchange views and information on community relations, share ideas, best practices and employee/community engagement needs and opportunities.

Annual membership dues are $250. Dues are $75 if membership begins after May. OCCRC members are welcome to attend OCG events and programs at a reduced rate and enjoy networking with OCG members.

To join, contact Taryn Palumbo, Executive Director of Orange County Grantmakers at Taryn.Palumbo@ocgrantmakers.org.

Current Members

Anaheim Ducks & Honda Center

Edwards Lifesciences Foundation

First Republic Bank

Golden State Foods Foundation

Kaiser Permanente 

OC Soccer Club Community Foundation

Pacific Life 

PIMCO

Taco Bell Foundation

Wells Fargo 

Western Digital Foundation & Community Relations World Wide