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Irvine, CA 92606


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The City of Irvine Receives Award of Excellence for Irvine Gives
The City’s Online Charitable Giving Resource Recognized in Category of Marketing and Communications
Contact :Public Information Office    949-724-6077

IRVINE, CA (March 12, 2014) – The City of Irvine was selected as a 2013 Award of Excellence recipient, from the California Park and Recreation Society, for Irvine Gives, the City’s comprehensive online resource for charitable giving opportunities.  Irvine Gives was selected in the “Marketing and Communications” awards category for its website design, which guides citizens to specific subject areas to help make donating money, time and/or resources as easy as clicking a button.  For more information about Irvine Gives, visit 

The California Park and Recreation Society is a nonprofit, professional and public interest organization that supports and advances California’s park and recreation profession. The organization fosters human development, health and wellness, cultural unity, natural resource protection, and supporting economic development. The California Park and Recreation Society is the largest society of park and recreation professionals in the United States.

The awards program recognizes outstanding achievement in the areas of marketing and communication, facility design, park planning, and community improvement and programming. 

Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 250,384, spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park – the first great metropolitan park of the 21st century.  For more information, please visit