On Sunday, December 11, Heritage Pointe will hold it’s annual fundraising gala at The Island Hotel in Newport Beach. This is always a special event, but this year it carries even more importance, because Heritage Pointe will be awarding its very first Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented to Scott and Leslie Seigel, both long-time leaders and philanthropists in our community
“We are thrilled Scott and Leslie Seigel will be Heritage Pointe’s inaugural recipients of our Lifetime Achievement Award for their generosity and over ten years of solid commitment to the mission of Heritage Pointe and to the Orange County philanthropic community,” stated Mike Silverman, MPA, Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Pointe. “Since I arrived in Orange County a year ago, I have continued to hear nothing but great comments about the Seigels, with all of these comments focusing on “Tikkun Olum.” The Seigels embody the very best of what giving back to your community truly means. We are honoring the Seigels with this Lifetime Achievement Award at our December 11, 2016 fundraising Gala for their foresight through Jewish and cultural leadership, and for their dynamic entrepreneurial vision, which has ultimately inspired the culture of community, including the transformation in senior care,” Silverman continued.
This inaugural Heritage Pointe Lifetime Achievement Award criteria recognizes an individual or individuals whose lifetime or long-term achievements have made a significant impact on our society,” stated Beth Slavin, Director of Philanthropy, at Heritage Pointe. “Heritage Pointe honors those individuals who practice high ethical standards and who best exemplify the commitment and dedication toward the values and principles of our mission, which states that Heritage Pointe is to honor our community of mothers and fathers as Jewish tradition teaches us. The Seigels are outstanding role models of leadership and philanthropy, which is why they are being honored,” Slavin continued.
Leslie and Scott Seigel, residents of Newport Beach, have been married for the past 31 years, and together they have successfully operated CALIFORNIA CLOSETS in Southern California for the past 35 years. The Seigels are both very involved within their community. Leslie’s charitable endeavors include working with the Good News Foundation, Dress for Success, Senior Serv, and Heritage Pointe. Scott has served as President of Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach. Within his first year as President, Bat Yahm launched a brand new youth program, a lively engagement endeavor, and a spirited Distinguished Speaker Series, which has included such notables as Oprah, clutter guru Peter Walsh, Dennis Prager and William Shatner. Scott presently serves on the Boards of The Solomon Society, The Pacific Symphony, and The Union of Reform Judaism. Both of the Seigels’ ambitions continue to help bring the community together to uncover and discover what is truly meaningful to all of us creatively and what uplifts us spiritually.
Heritage Pointe is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3, 200 resident community in Mission Viejo, California, providing independent, assisted, and memory care services for the elderly, while incorporating Jewish traditions and lifestyles. It offers specialized social, cultural, religious, and educational activities for its residents. Contributions from donors and fundraising activities assist Heritage Pointe in providing nearly $ l.5 million annually in assistance to residents who are in financial need. Heritage Pointe’s vision is simple . . . to foster an exceptional environment based in Jewish values where all community members–including seniors, their families, and volunteers–can learn, grow, live well and flourish.
For more information on Heritage Pointe and all the services and programs they offer, please call (949) 364-9685 or visit heritagepointe.org.