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Breakfast of Champions- Weingart Foundation: 2015 Program Plan

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7:30 am - 9:30 am

Location: Center Club

Fees: $65 accelerated member, $85 basic & not yet member. Early bird discount: $10 off when you enter coupon code BOC0905, during Checkout. Payment must be received by 8/22/14.

Facilitator: Belen Vargas, Vice President, Programs, Weingart Foundation

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Weingart Foundation: 2015 Program Plan

Belen Vargas, Vice President, Program, Weingart Foundation

Join us at OneOC’s next Breakfast of Champions featuring Belen Vargas, VP of Programs of the Weingart Foundation. Belen will share how the Weingart Foundation develops its priorities, strategies and overall grantmaking approach, which begins with identifying needs, opportunities and trends within Weingart Foundation’s funding areas.

Belen will also share Weingart’s core values, emphasizing the importance of providing flexible, multi-year unrestricted core support funding and covering the full costs for program requests–practices that strengthen the capacity and organizational effectiveness of our nonprofit partners.

Join us at the Center Club in Costa Mesa for this exclusive networking breakfast and inspiring educational forum.  The Center Club is located at 650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Click here for directions. Valet parking included.

About the Presenter

Belen Vargas, Vice President, Weingart Foundation

Belen joined Weingart Foundation in July 2000 as the Foundation’s first Program Associate, responsible for formalizing and managing the Foundation’s Small Grant Program. She was promoted to Program Officer in 2003, and Senior Program Officer in 2007. In 2008, Belen moved into a management role at the Foundation as Associate Vice President, Grant Operations, and then subsequently as Vice President, Grant Operations. In January 2014, she assumed the role of Vice President, Programs, where she oversees the Foundation’s grant strategy and planning, communications, and overall program assessment.

Belen began her professional career in nonprofit legal services in Los Angeles County focused on advocacy and policy matters related to women’s issues and school inclusion issues for children with disabilities. Immediately prior to joining the Foundation, Belen worked at Public Counsel of the Childcare Law Project , providing outreach and education for child care providers. Belen is a graduate of the Council on Foundations’ Career Pathways leadership program and she is a regular instructor with Southern California Grantmakers’ “Fundamentals of Grantmaking” program. Belen holds a juris doctor degree form the University of Southern California School of Law and received her bachelor’s degree from California State University, Los Angeles.

Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions provides Orange County’s nonprofit leaders, board members, and executive staff with the opportunity to better understand the trends that impact our communities, explore the relationship between the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, share ideas, ask questions, and build relationships that will strengthen their ability to lead and govern their own organizations.  Breakfast of Champions is brought to you by our Presenting Sponsor, Wells Fargo.


Unfortunately, we are unable to offer  scholarships or accept training vouchers for this workshop due to program costs and high volume of participants. 

If you have any questions please email: [email protected] 714-953-5757 x. 130

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be allowed up to 48 hours in advance.  No refunds will be given for late cancellations or no-shows for any course. No-shows will be invoiced for the full registration fee.


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