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Sunday, March 24th – 4pm

Dinner & Auction – Balboa Bay Resort

Join us for Embrace Orange, There’s No Place Like… Orange, on Sunday, March 24 at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. Enjoy appetizers during the silent auction cocktail hour, musical entertainment, a three-course dinner, dancing and a live auction where bidders vie for unique and priceless experiences and trips. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of our Community Circle Award, to distinguished statesman and human rights activist, Ed Royce. The award recognizes someone who has impacted the local community through actions and character that exemplify the core values of Assistance League of Orange: respect, integrity, compassion, commitment and service.

Congressman Ed Royce

Assistance League® of Orange will present this year’s Community Circle Award to Ed Royce on March 24, 2019 at its Embrace Orange Gala in Newport Beach. This award recognizes an individual who has impacted our community through actions and character that exemplify the core values of Assistance League of Orange: respect, integrity, compassion, commitment and service.

Ed’s accomplishments are extensive both at the local and national level. Ed has been instrumental in raising awareness and leading the fight against human trafficking. Through his dedication and determination to this cause, Ed brought change to California’s trafficking laws and later strongly supported change at the national level.  Locally, Ed hosted a private softball game for Human Trafficking Survivors and Law Enforcement. Out of respect for the families the event was held private and free of media attention.

In our local community of Orange, Ed Royce has served as a Trustee for Chapman University in addition to being involved with the annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest through the Chapman University Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education. This contest brings to life the continued meaning and relevance of the Holocaust, educating future generations in hope of preventing future acts of genocide. Ed’s passion for Holocaust education is rooted from hearing his father recount the horrors he witnessed as a GI who helped liberate Dachau in WWII.

Ed has served our county with passion and compassion over the past 26 years. We are honored to present Ed with the Community Circle Award at our Embrace Orange Event, “There’s No Place Like… Orange” in March.