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Legacies Happen–Don’t Leave a Bad One

Each of us, throughout our lives, has encountered a wide array of people. As we look back we might remember a teacher, a neighbor, a friend, a leader, or even a stranger who made a lasting impression on us. At any given moment of life, we share time and space with these people; whether it be in stores, on the highway, on a bus, or at an event. Some encounters are brief, some are long-term, some are intense, and some hold great meaning to us. Regardless of the type of encounter, each moment has some type of impact on us, and a lifetime of moments creates a legacy. A legacy…

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

February is the month of love. Flowers, chocolates, love letters, and stores are filled to the brim with all things red and pink. Sometimes, “love” does not only mean red and pink, but also black and blue. Even more unfortunate, is the young age that these unhealthy relationships and patterns can begin. Domestic violence is becoming an increasingly common issue for adolescents, with 1/3 of U.S. girls reported victims of some form of dating abuse. Because of this shocking statistic and others like it, February is not only the month of love, but also the month of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention. February is a time to educate youth…

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Human Options Names New Board Members and Chair

Newport Beach, Calif. – Human Options announced Artyn Gardner as incoming Board President at their recent annual meeting at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach. Laura Benz, Wendy Peterson, Sherry Bragg and Tamie Rus were named to the board. Pictured (left to right): Laura Benz, Artyn Gardner and Wendy Peterson Gardner is a member of United Way Orange County’s Women’s Philanthropy Fund and a Duke University Alumni serving in various capacities including chairing the San Francisco Bay Area AAAC, member of the Duke Alumni Board from 2006-2010, Financial Aid Initiative Committee and Director of Alumni Affairs Search Committee. She received of the 2011 Charles A. Dukes Award and lives…

Human Options Honors Karen and Jon Jaffe with Spirit of Philanthropy Award

Newport Beach, Calif. – Laguna Beach residents Karen and Jon Jaffe were awarded the Spirit of Philanthropy award at Human Options’ recent annual meeting held at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach. The annual award recognizes an individual or business each year for extraordinary commitment (of time, talent and treasures) to end the cycle of domestic violence.  

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