At its annual donor appreciation dinner, Orange County Community Foundation, Inc. honored Jim White as the 2019 Philanthropist of the Year, recognizing his many years of service to the community. Jim, along with his wife Betty and friends Robert and Cindy Longest, was instrumental in starting the Mercy Center, an organization that prepares and serves meals to those in Orange County who are otherwise hungry. Ever the humble man, Jim cited all of those who helped in the establishment and the operation of Mercy Center, as well as the Grace Haven program.

We are so thankful for people like Jim who see a need in our community and do something positive about it. Congratulations to Jim and all those who helped him accomplish so much toward helping others in Orange County!

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