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Q: Jillyn:  How and why is you law firm involved with the Wyland Foundation?

A: Our firm is legal counsel for the Wyland Foundation, adn it has been exciting to see them grow and expand right here from Laguna Beach into a world-wide entity.  They Wyland Foundation, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and was founded 20 years ago by marine life artis Wyland to promote, protect, and preserve the world’s oceans, waterways, and marine life.

Q: Jillyn: What makes the Wyland Foundation special or different?

A: It has to be working with Wyland himself.  He is not just the founder, he is a true visionary.  He was hailed a “Marine Michelangelo” by USA today, and his work is sought by millions of collectors and has galleries througout the United States.

2019 Wyland Foundation Fundraiser Celebration

Join us for an incredible evening of delicious food, artfully crafted cocktails, music, live and silent auction, informative presentations, Wyland creating a live painting and many more surprises!

Sunday, November 10, | 4-8PM
Seven-Degrees Laguna Beach, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd. Laguna Beach, CA

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Q: Jillyn: Why is our law firm involved with the Discovery Science Center (DSC)?

A: Our law firm represents families and family foundations that give to groups like DSC.  We connect our clients with the best charities for them and their interests.  DSC appeals to many people because DSC is on its way to being the best science center in the country.  With the cut-backs in schools, the need to increased.  Record breaking attendance and state-of-the-art exhibits (like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and DaVinci show the results that DSC delivers

Q: Joe: What make DSC one of the best science centers in the country already?

A: DSC was just awarded the National Medal of Service, which is the highest honor conferred on museums for service to the community, and DSC is the first science center in California ever to receive thsi award.  But that’s just the beginning.  DSC is ranked #1 in the country for attendance records per square foot and #3 in educational outreach programs.

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The contributions we receive from our donor community make a meaningful difference in ensuring we are able to continue to provide the quality, mission-driven experiences our guests have come to expect. From becoming a member to rounding up your purchase to the next dollar to making contributions on a weekly, monthly or annual basis, every dollar received has impact. And, every dollar counts. Please take a moment to consider supporting the Cube, whether you decide to purchase a membership, make a donation or join our Innovators circle. Discovery Cube was formed through a partnership with our community, and we hope to continue this powerful partnership with you for many years to come.

You have 3 ways you can support Discovery Cube :

  1. Donation in any amount
  2. Join the cube as an Innovator
  3. Donate to a campaign

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a cultural destination experience, a place of inspiration, education, and preservation and serves as a vibrant place of ongoing learning, and worship.

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Preserving the magic of childhood in Orange County and beyond.

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Toy Donations
To donate toys or other items, please click here

Kids’ Cards
CHOC Kids Cards are created by children who are or have been, patients at CHOC. By supporting these words of greeting, you will be giving children the gift of healing. All proceeds from the sale of these cards and gift tags support CHOC and CHOC at Mission. 

Donate Blood
We rely on volunteer blood donors like you, your friends, neighbors and co-workers to meet these needs. Every time our volunteers donate, they leave knowing they are having direct impact on the recovery of a child. Your blood donation gives these children a better chance at a healthy life. Learn more.

Donate a Car
With the Wheels For Wishes & Wellness car donation program, no matter where you live, you can donate cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, and even boats. To donate a car or other vehicles, please click here

Become a Champion for CHOC
CHOC Champions is a group of young industry professionals who leverage their skillsets to create a profound impact on the lives of children in our community being treated at CHOC Children’s. Learn more

Become a Volunteer
The volunteers at CHOC Children’s generously dedicate their time to help us provide the very best pediatric services in Orange County. For almost 50 years, the volunteer programs at CHOC and CHOC at Mission have provided vital assistance to all hospital departments. Learn more

Donate Books
New and gently used children’s books may be donated for families to enjoy in our waiting areas. To donate books, please call 714-509-4083..

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