Supporting our Communities

“Only successful companies can give back to their communities.”

Jack Welch (CEO of General Electric, retired)

Through company-wide initiatives and a passion for giving back,
Donahue Schriber is proud to support the following groups.

KidWorks — Dan Donahue Center

“Restoring at-risk neighborhoods…one life at a time.”

KidWorks

KidWorks strives to transform challenged neighborhoods in central Santa Ana by building on the strengths and potential in the community through education, character formation, and personal development. In partnership with their valued supporters and volunteers, they are guiding children and youth toward positive life choices and redirecting their paths toward college.

Community Snapshot

The average KidWorks family is a family of five with an income of $22,000 or less. In the KidWorks community, over 31% of residents live below the poverty line. With over 90 active gangs, there is a constant presence of violence, drugs, and crime. Santa Ana is the 4th most densely populated city in the U.S. and has a lower than average education level; 55% of residents received a high school diploma and only 12% earned a college degree.

Success by the numbers:

  • 100% of high school seniors graduate on time
  • 100% of preschool students graduate proficient in English and enroll in Kindergarten without an English learner (ELL) designation
  • 100% of high school seniors enrolled in a college or university
  • 86% of parents participated regularly in KidWorks’ workshops designed to help them improve their support of their kids, families, and communities

kidworksoc.org

OC Real Estate Luncheon Benefiting OC Veterans

“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.”

Abraham Lincoln

Top real estate companies and financial institutions from Orange County, in partnership with the Orange County Community Foundation, have come together to make an impact and benefit the nearly 130,000 Veterans living in our community. In its first four years, the OC Real Estate Luncheon has awarded $2.9 million to address the critical needs of returning military, focusing on health, education, and employment. Through the efforts of the OCCF’s Orange County Veterans Initiative and the OC Real Estate Luncheon, significant collaborations continue to occur between veteran’s organizations across the county, helping our veterans to connect to a community of peers and services. Proceeds from the first three luncheons were granted by a panel of top Orange County business executives and military advisors to 17 OC veterans organizations that demonstrated measurable results and superior financial transparency. The luncheon is funded by Donahue Schriber executives ensuring that every dollar raised goes to the grantee organizations.

Success by the numbers:

  • Over $2.9M granted in four years

  • Over 17,000 veterans and their families served

  • 6,800 veterans connected through peer management programs

  • 3,800 veterans received case management services

www.oc-cf.org/ocrel

California Showcase

“Opportunity is one of the most precious gifts of life. How we respond when it is given to us, and how often we can provide it to others can define our lives.”

Terry Donahue

The California Showcase is a free, one day, nonprofit event presented by Coach Terry Donahue (Head Football Coach, UCLA, 1976 – 1995) and the National Football Foundation (founded in 1947 with current President/CEO Steve Hatchell) for high school seniors to display their skills to Division II, III, and NAIA football programs. Coach Donahue and the National Football Foundation believe that the opportunity of playing college football while earning a college degree has a profound effect on changing young peoples’ lives.

Success by the numbers:

  • 794 athletes recruited for Division II, III and NAIA four-year colleges or universities since the fall of 2013

  • $25,000 average scholarship and financial aid award per year, which equals $100,000 toward a college degree per athlete for a four-year institution

  • Provided over $23 million in scholarship and financial aid

  • Over 3,000 Student athletes have attended the California Showcase

  • Over 100 four-year colleges and universities have participated

www.cashowcase.org

CSUF Guardian Scholars

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

The Guardian Scholars Program is committed to supporting current and former foster youth exiting the foster care system. This comprehensive program contributes to the quality and depth of the student’s university experience. It serves as a resource for young adults by assisting in their development and equipping them with the educational and interpersonal skills necessary to become self-supporting, community leaders, role models, and competent professionals in their selected fields.

Success by the numbers: 

  • Since the CSUF Guardian Scholars program began in 1998 over 100 scholars have earned their undergraduate degree

  • The CSUF Guardian Scholars program has a 97% Retention Rate
  • Scholars earn an average cumulative GPA of 2.86
  • Donahue Schriber annually supports a CSUF Guardian Scholar working on their business degree and provides laptops to all incoming scholars

www.fullerton.edu/guardianscholars

Donahue Schriber also proudly supports the following charities: