What is the mission of the Orange County Community Relations Council (OCCRC)?

The mission of OCCRC is to provide community relations professionals with networking and knowledge sharing opportunities. Our objectives include:

  • Fostering professional development for members
  • Providing opportunities to learn about philanthropy and community involvement
  • Encouraging the sharing of best practices with peers

Is OCCRC a grant-making organization?

No, OCCRC is not a grant-making organization.

Is OCCRC a legal entity?

OCCRC is a fiscally sponsored initiative of OneOC, a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides accounting and administration support for OCCRC.

Can an organization present to OCCRC members at one of their meetings?

Quarterly member meetings are dedicated to information sharing and topical presentations. At times, non-profits have been asked to present to the members for education and knowledge sharing purposes. All meeting speakers must be approved by the OCCRC’s executive team.

I work in community relations. How can I join OCCRC?

Members of OCCRC are corporate community relations professionals whose companies are for-profit and make contributions of cash and in-kind donations totaling at least $100,000 per year to Orange County charities. Annual membership dues are $250. To inquire about becoming a member of OCCRC, please contact OCCRC Membership Chair Emmanuelle Chandler at Emmanuelle.Chandler@pimco.com.