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“We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change.  Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.”

~Howard Zinn

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Featured Cause

The Doheny Eye Institute – Ronald E. Smith Endowed Chair & Memorial Fund

Doheny Eye Institute

Photo Credit: Doheny Eye Institute

Formerly President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dr. Smith served for more than ten years on the Academy Board of Trustees. He received numerous awards, including being named among America’s Top Doctors; being acknowledged by the Academy with its Life Achievement Honor Award; and being selected for the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars.

Dr. Smith died from bladder cancer on Monday, March 17, 2014. Ronald E. Smith, MD, was a giant in the field of ophthalmology.  He will be remembered for his many outstanding qualities, including the trust he so capably established with patients, colleagues, and friends the world over.  He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Suzette Smith, his previous wife, Dr. Sara Watt Smith and their daughter Kelly Smith Parker, her husband John, and their two sons, Cole and Austin; their son Dr. Matthew Pierce Smith, Matt’s wife Tirza, and their two daughters, Sophia and Catalina; and his brother Dick Smith, Dick’s wife Ann, and their two sons, Mike and Mark.

Marissa Goldberg, COO, CFO for Doheny adds, “The Doheny Eye Institute family is deeply saddened by the passing of our friend and colleague Dr. Ronald E. Smith. Ron helped create what Doheny Eye Institute is today – a world renowned eye institute. He cared passionately about patients, faculty, residents, and staff. Ron was excited about Doheny’s new affiliation with UCLA and was the first faculty member to resign from USC to join Doheny-UCLA. In Ron’s memory, we are more committed than ever to ensure the success of our new affiliation and Doheny’s mission — the conservation, improvement and restoration of human eyesight.”

The Ronald E. Smith Endowed Chair & Memorial Fund directly supports the Doheny Eye Institute.



SoCal Causes


Animal Crackers Pet Rescue


Laguna Canyon Foundation

Laguna Ocean Foundation

Living Desert


OC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Operation Blankets of Love

Pathways To Hope

Preservation Society for Dog Beach

Second Chance Pet Adoptions


The A.skate Foundation

Best Buddies California

Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles Heart Ambassadors

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Orange County

Doheny Eye Institute

Down Syndrome Association of Orange County

Hearaid Foundation

The Let It Be Foundation

Megan’s Wings Foundation

Norris Cancer Center

Personalized Care for Orange County Community

Project Chemo Crochet

Rivals United For a Cure

Queen of Hearts Foundation

St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Surfboards on Parade

Susan G. Komen

The Tess Research Foundation

Walk With Sally

SOCIAL SERVICES-General & Family

aMAYZing Kids

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

American Family Housing

Art 4 Healing

Artistic Dreams Foundation

Best Day Foundation

Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano

Build Futures

Butterfly Crafters


Casa Teresa

Casa Youth Shelter

Catholic Charities

Chava’s Angels

Children’s Fund

Daily Hope with Rick Warren

The Dirtiest Kept Secret

Dream Center

Dress for Success

Educate our State

Friends of Oasis

Girls Support Network

Goodwill of Orange County

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County

Halos for Blake

Healing Homelessness

Homeboy Industries

Human Options


Illumination Foundation

In-N-Out Burger Child Abuse Foundation

Isaiah House

Kids Who Care

Laura’s House

Lighthouse Costa Mesa

Lil’ Gary’s Legacy

Living Water Community Church

Love Gives Chances

Miracles For Kids

MOMS Orange County

Motel Church

New Venture Christian Fellowship

OC Volunteer

Olive Crest

One Choice Can Destroy

One King Ministries

Open Streets Project

Operation Help a Hero

Orange Catholic Foundation

Orange County Rescue Mission

Orangewood Children’s Foundation

Peacock Foundation

Project Access

Project Cuddle

Project Hope Alliance

Real Connections of Orange County

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Saddleback Church

Saddleback Church Peace Center

Santa Anita Family Service

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County


Shea Center for Therapeutic Riding

Someone Cares Kitchen

StandUp For Kids

Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church

Tender Touch Ministries

Unity of Life

Veterans First

Voices for Children

Walter Hoving Home

Working Wardrobes


Aquarium of the Pacific

Creative Now

Foothill Christian School Scholarship Fund

Friends of Ladera Ranch Library

Griffin Education Solutions

Independent Shakespeare Company

Kidspace Children’s Museum

The Little Green Dress Foundation

Muzeo Foundation

Neighborhood Music School

Ocean Institute

Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Pretend City Children’s Museum

Rooted for Life

South Coast Repertory

Think It Up

USS Midway

Nat’l Causes


American Forests


Association of Zoos and Aquariums


Daffodil Project

Dog for Dog

Main Line Animal Rescue

National Park Foundation

Operation Blankets of Love

Sierra Club

Trees that Remember


The A.skate Foundation

Achilles International

ALS Association

Alzheimer’s Association

American Heart Association

American Lung Association

Autism Speaks

Beads of Courage

Braille Institute

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Cancer Ends with Me

Crochet for Cancer

Free Wheelchair Mission

Halos for Hope

Hayden’s Heart

Helen Keller Foundation


Junior Blind of America

Knots of Love

Life Without Limbs

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NEGU Jessie Rees Foundation

Partnership for a Healthier America

Project Chemo Crochet

Sheckler Foundation

Stand Up to Cancer

Starlight Children’s Foundation

TJ Martell Foundation

Triple Step Toward the Cure

Wounded Warriors

SOCIAL SERVICES-General & Family

100k Homes

Adopt US Kids

Best Day Foundation

Boys and Girls Club of America

Children of Fallen Soldiers

Children’s Defense Fund

Daily Table

The Drug Coalition

Empowered Women of Faith and Purpose


Every Child Matters


Feeding America

Focus on the Family

GlassyBaby White Light Fund


Habitat for Humanity

Hope and Comfort

Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation

Kids Against Hunger

Lion’s Heart

Lulu & Leo Fund

Make-A-Wish America

March of Dimes

Mom Rising

Nationwide Donation Drop Off

New York Says Thank You

Newman’s Own Foundation

Robin Hood

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Rotary Polar Plunge

Sacred Sewing Room

Saddleback Church

Soldier Socks

StandUp For Kids

Starbright Foundation

Strength In Support

UDT-Seal Association

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The United Way

Walter Hoving Home

Working Wardrobes


American Bible Society

Donors Choose

Milk and Bookies

Think It Up

We Are Watermark

Year Up


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