Wednesday, April 18, 2012 7:30 AM - 11:30 AMIrvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Ave., Irvine
ADVISORY: Registration for the conference begins at 6:45am. Arrive early as the conference will be SOLD OUT. If you haven’t purchased a ticket and want to attend, call 714-282-3021. Parking will be $8 for self-parking, and if you choose to valet, the cost is $12.
The Tenth Annual Conference on Business & Ethics (CBE) will feature Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager, and Father Gregory J. Boyle, S.J, Founder and CEO of Homeboy Industries and author of Tattoos on the Heart.
The Bishop Tod D. Brown Award for Exemplary Business Integrity will be presented to two special honorees for their commitment to ethical best practices in their business and personal lives. This award has formerly been given to 18 honorees who met, if not exceeded, the requisite criterion. This year’s honorees will be Robert R. (Randy) Redwitz and Frank P. Kavanaugh.
To commemorate our 10th Annual Conference, the OCF will present a special Corporate Stewardship Award to Farmers & Merchants Bank. The Foundation will further expand its award platform to include the Farmers & Merchants Bank Inaugural Community Impact Award. This year’s honoree will be Bruno Serato, recently named a CNN 2011 Hero.
While the purpose of the Conference on Business and Ethics is to provide an annual forum for business leaders in Orange County, the Conference also raises funds to provide financial aid for Catholic school students in the Diocese of Orange. Through the past nine years, the Conference on Business and Ethics has raised more than $850,000 to support tuition assistance grants for our Catholic schools.
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A Case for Catholic Education
There is a great deal of information in support of Catholic education. The January edition of the Orange County Catholic featured an article by Greg Dhuyvetter, the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Orange entitled “The Case for Catholic Education” In September, the Wall Street Journal ran a feature article by Richard Reardon, the former mayor of Los Angeles, focusing on the value of Catholic education. More recently, the LMU Center for Catholic Education published study outlined the impact that Catholic schools are making…not simply for the Catholic community but for the common good of all society.