Honoree: Diana Baduria
Honored by: Union Bank
Diana Baduria is a Vice President and Senior Recruiter at Union Bank. Diana is a very kind person, always ready to volunteer. She uses her professional skills to teach low- to moderate-income young men and women how to write resumes, how to participate in professional interviews to help them succeed in their job search journey.
Diana has volunteered for many nonprofit organizations. Some of them include:
HOPE (Hispanas Organized for Political Equality)
TELACU – College Success Program
Orange County Bar Foundation
Honoree: DPR Construction Community Initiative Leaders
Team Members: Monica Freeman, Kari Hope, Irma Jauregui, Kelley Radtke
Honored by: DPR Construction
Monica, Kari, Irma and Kelley- You all have gone above & beyond to support our Community Initiatives. We are incredibly lucky to have individuals such as yourselves part of the volunteer efforts in our region. From rebuilding projects, to jobsite tours and STEM education, you all have been integral in moving DPR forward in our mission and goals. It is an honor to be able to count on you to make amazing events and projects come to life! The DPR family thanks you from the bottom of our hearts!
Honoree: Tony Perez
Honored by: Exploring, Orange County Council
Cause Area: Workforce Development & Financial Literacy
The mission of the Learning for Life Exploring Program is to provide positive and meaningful real world career experiences and leadership development opportunities for all High School teenagers and young adults in their chosen field of interest.
Tony Perez was instrumental in putting together the Learning for Life career vision and helped organize two medical hospital exploring posts that served 120 students from five high schools. The students learn about the many different departments inside the hospital and specific career fields. Tony also provided the students with community service projects which helped the students understand the importance of their own community. Tony impacted the education process of students, developed future responsible caring adults and demonstrated visible commitment to the welfare of the community. I had the pleasure to talk with many of the students that told me they benefited from the program with practical real world career experiences with a stimulated interest in continual education in the health career industry.
Tony has demonstrated his commitment to helping the community around the hospitals and made a valuable impact in young people which will cultivate future employees in the health care field. By sharing his career path with many of his students, he inspired them to pursue a career in the health care industry.
Honored by: Insight Investments
Insight Investments iCare volunteers are committed to their mission of giving back to the local community. Our volunteers do this by giving their time which not only makes a difference in the community, but in the lives of the volunteers as well. Our volunteers have given their time to local organizations such as Taller San Jose, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Families Forward. We could not be more proud of our amazing iCare volunteers!
Honoree: Sharon Walde
Honored by: Orange County Sheriff’s Dept
Cause Area: Law Enforcement
Sharon has donated over 400 hours of her time to the city’s PACT (Police Auxiliary Citizens Team). One of our members recently retired and Sharon immediately volunteered to take over scheduling for the entire team. The amount of time she contributes monthly handling scheduling alone is beyond appreciated. She always has a positive attitude and is an inspiration to all who work with her.
Honoree: Brenda Shelton
Honored by: Working Wardrobes
Cause Area: Economic / Workforce Development & Financial Literacy
Brenda has been volunteering with Working Wardrobes for almost 2 years. She started by sharing her expertise in career development with our clients in the job search lab. She prepares resumes, performs practice interviews and skills assessments, and one-on-one career coaching. After learning about our needs for volunteers in other parts of the organization she was quick to get involved. On the days she isn’t concentrating her efforts in our job search lab; she sorts clothing in the donation center and jumps in as a personal shopper. Brenda regularly shares her experiences with her friends and family and brings them in for tours as often as possible. It is truly an honor to have a volunteer like Brenda; she is one of a kind!
Honoree: Stephanie Schneider
Honored by: OneOC
Cause Area: Community & Capacity Building
Stephanie came to OneOC upon retiring from the Orange County Department of Education wanting to give back to nonprofits by utilizing her skills in evaluation and training. She assisted OneOC in the design and development of the Program Evaluation series, as well as facilitated several session dates throughout the year. Without this training we would not be able to answer the request to our nonprofit professionals who look to OneOC for training and guidance in topic areas like this one. The training is still being utilized and thanks to the efforts of her and other subject matter experts we will be able to utilize the curriculum on an annual basis. She then offered to invest her time further by aiding select nonprofit professionals that took the course, by providing one-to-one coaching to ensure the skills they learned translated back into the program work they do everyday. She worked side by side with three organizations in 2016 helping them assess their evaluation efforts and provide advisement and recommendations. At OneOC we are grateful for volunteers like Stephanie who are dedicated to serving the nonprofit sector by sharing the skills and expertise we as nonprofit professionals need in order to accelerate our success.