KidWorks to Honor David A. Pyle on November 2nd at our 11th Annual Foundation For Success Luncheon

KidWorks is delighted to announce that we will present our prestigious 2017 Dan Donahue Leadership Award to David A. Pyle, philanthropist, Founder/Chief Executive Officer of American Career College and shareholder of West Coast University at our 11th annual Foundation for Success luncheon, taking place on Thursday, Nov. 2 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Ana.

“This very special award recognizes David’s fervent support for KidWorks’ youth and families,” said David Benavides, KidWorks’ Executive Director.  “For decades, David has been a leader and innovator in the private, postsecondary education community, and he is as passionate about the community as he is about supporting health care and educational programs that aid underserved children and families.”

“I have been a supporter of KidWorks because these young men and woman are being developed as our future leaders and will be making a difference in our communities,” David said.  “Seeing firsthand the interaction of the kids, family members, staff and volunteers as they grow is inspiring and something I am proud to be a part of.”

Keynote speaker Chad Williams, author of the bestselling book, “SEAL of God,” writes about his journey through the grueling Naval Ops training.  He was one of only 13 to make it to graduation day and has served his country on multiple deployments to defend freedom.

For the past three years, the Orange County Business Journal has listed the Foundation for Success event as one of the top five fundraising luncheons—and we expect that trend to continue in 2017.

The Foundation for Success luncheon would not be possible without the generosity of our presenting sponsors:  American Career College, West Coast University, Heidi & Ruben Mendoza and Toyota Financial Services.  Other key sponsors include Bank of America, Steven L. Craig of Craig Realty Group and Donahue Schriber Realty Group.

“The event sells out each year, so we strongly urge everyone interested in sponsoring the event at the various available levels to act right away so they can be recognized in our promotional materials,” says Lisa Gels, Manager of Partnerships and Donor Relations.

Click HERE to learn more about the event or purchase tickets.  

 You can also contact Lisa at:    ( or (714) 834-9400 x126.