The vital safety net and social services that SOS has been providing for 50 years to our most vulnerable neighbors rely entirely on the philanthropic support of the Orange County community. From the daily operations of resources such as our case management, food pantry, and homeless services, to our seasonal engagements like the Adopt A Family and Back To School programs, our success is tied to the financial generosity of our donors and the operational support from over 1,000 volunteers each year.
The SOS Foundation is committed to engaging the community in support of the SOS Social Services department and programs to ensure all their objectives are met.
Responding to the COVID-19 Health Crisis
Right now, more than ever, we need your help. While SOS joins the rest of Orange County in consistently shifting how we best serve the community during this current COVID-19 pandemic, community health centers and social service operations are stretched thin. We are committed to the well-being of those facing poverty, homelessness, and hardship in the face of this crisis, and continue to keep our doors open.
AREAS OF GREATEST NEED:
While the operations of the SOS Food Pantry continue to shift to meet best practices of safety, cleanliness, and social distancing, our supply has been impacted. Help us provide adequate nutrition to our neighbors in need and ensure no one in our community goes hungry.
As many are facing layoffs, furloughs, and unemployment, SOS is relied upon for emergency financial relief in order to keep the lights on and the water running for hundreds in need. Help us ensure that those who are struggling won’t suffer a lapse in their utility bills.
SOS Foundation Purpose Statement
The role of the Foundation at SOS is to provide clarity, accountability, and strategic support and focus, related to the definition, execution, and implementation of current and long-range fundraising goals and objectives. By developing a Charitable Foundation, SOS is be better able to strategically program the organization for successful growth, while maintaining the integrity, purpose, and meaning of its programs and services.
Donors can be confident that their contributions are being used wisely, as 85 cents of each dollar donated goes directly to program services.
SOS Foundation Board
- President, Ski Harrison, Retired Partner, Rutan & Tucker, LLP
- Treasurer, Griffin Hoover, Vice President, Triton Pacific Securities
- Secretary, Lisa Rayburn, Ph.D, CEO & Founder, The Detente Group
- Julia Coleman, District Manager, Dentsply Sirona Implants
- Justin Daily, Partner, Daily Aljian, LLP
- Jay Donoghue, Chief Development Officer, Share Our Selves
- Thomas E. Larkin, Partner, Coast MHP
- Roberta Lessor, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus, Chapman University
- Micaela Lumpkin, Vice President, CoreVest Finance
- Debbie Millar, Community Volunteer
- Michael Stephens, Retired President, Hoag
- Roger Tomalas, Founder, Tomalas Law Firm
- Kristen Gallagher, Senior Manager, ServiceNow
- Meribeth Gunn, Director, Home Franchise Concepts
- Pesha Barton, Community Volunteer
- Carter McLarand, Fund Manager
- Heather Snow, Community Volunteer
- Michael Hellbusch, Attorney, Rutan & Tucker, LLP
You can reach the Foundation Team at 929.270.2166 or firstname.lastname@example.org.