Irvine law firm recognized for philanthropy


Irvine business law firm Shulman Hodges & Bastian will be honored with an award for Small Business Philanthropy by the Assn. of Fundraising Professionals on National Philanthropy Day.

The national organization, which promotes fundraising efforts worldwide, will recognize the law firm along with seven other county recipients Nov. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove.

“Our employees take a lot of pride in the fact that we got the award,” said Managing Partner Leonard Shulman. “They’re very much in support of the charities that we’re involved in and for me, personally, it’s very gratifying.”


The law firm held a 5K Walk-A-Thon in Irvine on Sept. 11, benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Orange County and the Orange County Fire Authority Benevolent Assn., which raised $40,000 with over 1,000 participants.

Irvine information technology company Trace3 and Newport Beach philanthropic couples Marybelle and Sebastian Paul Musco and Jackie and Norm Kallan will also be recognized.

— Sarah Peters

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