The Boys & Girls Club of Central Orange Coast will honor Wayne Pinnell, managing partner of Irvine, Calif.-based accounting firm Haskell & White and his wife, Karen, with the prestigious DreamMaker Award at its annual Be Great Gala on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel.
The Pinnells are being honored for their longstanding support of the nonprofit, including trusted leadership on the board of directors and personal contributions toward the advancement of the club and dedication to the youth it serves. Wayne Pinnell’s leadership was instrumental in the recent merger between Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana and Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area, creating the newly named organization that is now serving an even larger audience including one of the most disadvantaged sections of Orange County. The nonprofit provides youth with a positive and healthy learning environment.
“Karen and I are proud to be involved with such a dynamic organization that has been shaping the lives of so many local youth,” Pinnell said. “With the help of my generous and community-minded colleagues at Haskell & White, we intend to continue growing our philanthropic efforts in the community for many years to come.”
“This year we are proud to recognize Wayne and Karen Pinnell as our 2016 DreamMaker for all of the support and leadership they have provided the club over the years,” said Robert Santana, chief executive officer of Boys & Girls Club of Central Orange Coast. “Our club believes in the value of collective impact and bringing the entire community together to drive change. We are only able to complete our mission through the efforts from generous families like the Pinnells, and the employees at Haskell & White, who work tirelessly as advocates for the kids and families we serve.”
More than 300 leaders in the community are expected to attend the fundraising event, which will highlight the impact of the club on local youth, honor the DreamMaker recipient and include a gourmet dinner and silent and live auctions. Most recent recipients include The MacPherson Family in 2014 and Richard Porras of AT&T in 2015. The public is invited to attend. For more information, visit the Boys & Girls Club of Central Orange Coast website at www.boysandgirlsclub.com or contact Kelly Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org or (714) 565-1098.
As a professional and community leader, Wayne Pinnell is a prime example of Haskell & White’s robust philanthropic involvement. This year, the independently owned accounting, auditing and tax consulting firm received the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Orange County award for Corporate Responsibility. In 2013, the Association of Fundraising Professional’s National Philanthropy Day recognized the firm for Outstanding Midsize Business.