Legacy Campaign Honoring Vivian Clecak - Human Options


Join with us to Honor Vivian and Sustain her Legacy


Vivian Clecak 683x1024 pixelsA young social worker in Orange County in the late 1970’s, Vivian Clecak was stunned by the stories she heard of women being abused in their own homes.  Determined to make a difference, she co-founded Human Options in 1981 and has passionately led the organization for 34 years.

From the earliest days, Vivian has been a pioneer in effectively responding to domestic violence issues in our community.  Accomplishments include the following:

  • In 1984 Human Options became the first organization in Orange County to provide relationship violence prevention programs to high school students.
  • In 1993 Human Options was first to open a transitional housing program for women and their children escaping abuse.
  • In 1996 through an unprecedented public-private partnership, Human Options became the first organization to build an emergency shelter specifically designed for this purpose.

As Vivian prepares to retire in January 2016, we are honoring her incredible impact through a Legacy Campaign that will ensure sustainability of Human Options and acknowledge all she has done for our community.

This momentous Campaign has two components:

Bridge to the Future Fund – $1M goal to be achieved by May 2016 to honor Vivian and ensure continued organizational sustainability.

Swayne Family Endowment Challenge $1M goal achieved in September 2015, thanks to a generous Challenge Grant from the Swayne Family.

We invite your support of the Legacy Campaign.  For more information and how to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime effort to honor Vivian’s legacy, please contact Nora Caldwell at 949-737-5242 x211 or [email protected]

Thank you!
We are incredibly grateful to the following for their support of Human Options’ Legacy Campaign:


Bridge to the Future Fund

Honorary Co-Chairs: Julie Hill | Jean Weiss
Chairs: Scott Allen | Ryan Wilkinson
Committee Members: Victoria Collins | Damien Jordan | Ellen Shockro | Les Thomas

Lead Donors
Sustaining Pillars
Jean & Tim Weiss
Susan & Bruce Edwards

Pillars of Esteem
Allen & Friedmann Families
Victoria & David Collins
Karen & Scott Green
Jaffe Family Foundation
Yvonne & Damien Jordan
Katy & Jack Schoellerman

Pillars of Honor
Kate Duchene
Julie Hill
Sonenshine Families

 Swayne Family Endowment Challenge

Donor Chair: Keith Swayne
Honorary Co-Chairs:  Donnie Crevier | Bob Whalen

Lead Donors
Sustaining Pillar
Swayne Family
A very special thank you to the Swayne Family for their generous $500,000 Challenge Grant.

Pillars of Esteem
Allen Family Trust

Pillars of Honor
Joanne & Dennis Keith
Ueberroth Family Foundation

Special Recognition
Donnie Crevier
Sharon & Terry Hartshorn