Biggest career achievement to date: Landing her first CEO job at Girls Inc.
Shelley Hoss could successfully run any Fortune 500 company, but instead she has dedicated herself to serving the community and has become a philanthropic powerhouse. During Hoss’ 25-year career, she has led some of Orange County’s most prominent nonprofits. For the past 11 years, she has served as president of the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF). Under her leadership, the foundation has awarded more than $170 million in grants to nonprofits in Orange County, across the country and around the world. Hoss also serves as chair of the Orange County Funders Roundtable, and she is past chair of the League of California Community Foundations.
Biggest challenge in 2012: Managing for growth, both in the needs of our community and in the philanthropic response we witness every day at OCCF.
20 WOMEN TO WATCH
Introduction by Executive Editor Steve Churm
Nancy W. Dahan ≈ Dr. Carol A. Taylor ≈ Mildred García, Ed.D.
Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana, Ph.D. ≈ Carrie Williams
Lisa Taylor ≈ Dr. Jody Agius Vallejo ≈ Shelley M. Hoss
Trinka Rowsell ≈ Deirdre Evans ≈ Dimetria A. Jackson
Ria Marie Carlson ≈ Tammie McMann Brailsford, RN
Donna Boston ≈ Margie Evashenk ≈ Dede Barbanti
Mari Kurtz ≈ Cozette Phifer Koerber
Sarah Reinertsen ≈ Sandra Bolton
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