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Young Professional organizations are thriving in Orange County and each is focused on making the community a better place to live and work.  FLOC members cross-over between a number of young professional organizations throughout the year in order to network, volunteer and find like-minded friends.  The following is a helpful guide to understand the nuances… read more


January 2, 2017

2016 FLOC Annual Report

All the highlights from the 2016 year, numbers and success! … read more


By Kevin K. Chung, Senior Financial Planner, First Republic Investment Management. Nov. 2016 The recent presidential election, combined with Republican control of both houses of Congress, is widely expected to lead to substantial tax reform in 2017 and beyond. High-income earners who are planning to make significant charitable gifts in the near future may be… read more


Innovative Philanthropist Lindsey Burris and American Philanthropy host Shawn Wehan discuss two growing genres of philanthropy: prize and venture. Nonprofits such as the Xprize Foundation and GenNext Foundation are creating significant change and societal benefit by approaching philanthropy from the vantage point of innovation. Lindsey instructs and shares her personal experience as both Development Director… read more


Is your family, charity or business looking for philanthropic assistance?  Below are FLOC’s favorite philanthropic consultants operating in Orange County.  (General philanthropic questions can be directed to FLOC’s Executive Director, Shawn Wehan.) Katherine Azar: Social Good Strategies Kate Azar is the Principal Philanthropy Advisor, Founder and CEO of Social Good Strategies, LLC. Kate has worked… read more


Young Professional organizations are thriving in Orange County and each is focused on making the community a better place to live and work.  FLOC members cross-over between a number of YP orgs throughout the year in order to network, volunteer and find like-minded friends.  It’s helpful to understand the nuances between the organizations and what… read more


In a surprise move early Wednesday morning, local philanthropist, FLOC Member and charity advocate Geoffrey Varga joined the ranks of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerburg and Warren Buffett by signing the “Giving Pledge” and donating $47 Million in cash to the Costa Newport Evening Wildlife Foundation.  FLOC Members suspected that Varga was worth millions, but no one… read more


February 12, 2015

New FLOC Team for 2015!

2015 marks exciting growth for FLOC-OC as a new TEAM of leaders take the helm.  FLOC-OC’s day-to-day operations will be handled by FLOC’s new Operations Direct, Tiffany Martin, Chris Magcamit will assist Tiffany and focus on Recruitment, Jenn Merz and Tina Le will be handing Event Coordination, while returning leaders Shaina Flesser, Chrissy Hodge, Melissa Salas… read more


At some point in our careers we all begin to realize the value of networking.  Whether our goal is to develop a stronger client base, discover new business, get recommended for a new job, find a mate, meet new friends or simply expand our world perspective…networking is critically important and in many careers vitally essential.… read more


FLOC celebrates its 5-year anniversary this week, so we thought it would be fun to look back over the years and choose the TOP 10 Best Moments in FLOC’s history.   Certainly you might have a few more to add. #10) “FLOC” Idea Conceived  (Jan, 2009) It was lunchtime on January 7th, 2009, when roommates Shawn… read more


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