COSTA MESA, Calif., August 26, 2014 – Rutan & Tucker, LLP, Orange County’s largest full-service business law firm, has been chosen by National Philanthropy Day Orange County for the “Outstanding Medium-Sized Business/Corporation” award and will be honored at the annual National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon event in November.
National Philanthropy Day (NPD) is a special day set aside for the purpose of recognizing the great contribution philanthropy makes to our society. NPD is coordinated and supported on an international scale by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). This highly respected trade organization promotes the ethical advancement of philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. The Honorees were chosen by a distinguished panel of judges comprised of business and community leaders, philanthropists, past Honorees and nonprofit professionals from the Orange County community who evaluate the nominee submissions.
This award recognizes a corporation that has created a culture of philanthropy and has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to philanthropy through its financial support of one or more nonprofit organizations, leadership involvement, and volunteer participation and commitment of its workforce in establishing a role model for other businesses in our community.
“We are very proud of this award”, said Steve Nichols, the firm’s managing partner. “It is truly a reflection of the character of our firm and those who work here.”
About Rutan & Tucker LLP
With offices in Costa Mesa and Palo Alto, Rutan & Tucker is California’s largest full-service law firm headquartered in Orange County, California. Primary practice areas include municipal and government agency law, land use law, business and real estate litigation, corporate and securities law, labor and employment law, intellectual property, real estate, bankruptcy, condemnation and property valuation, environmental law, and taxation and estate planning. Detailed information about the firm is available at www.rutan.com.
About Association of Fundraising Professionals
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is a highly respected trade organization that promotes the ethical advancement of philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. The AFP Orange County Chapter (AFPOC) has more than 200 members who are professional fundraisers, executive directors, consultants, volunteers and service providers. The chapter provides an educational and networking forum through monthly lunch meetings, an annual conference and events.
About National Philanthropy Day: National Philanthropy Day Orange County honors those who have demonstrated philanthropy and enhanced their communities and the world. Each year more than 100 Association of Fundraising Professionals chapters throughout the US and Canada honor the philanthropic efforts of individuals, businesses and groups. Net proceeds of the event support the ethical advancement of philanthropy in the community by the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. More than 900 guests attended the luncheon in 2013. For more information, visit http://www.npdoc.org.