I am a believer in philanthropic giving because accumulating wealth just for the sake of it, is neither fulfilling nor a sufficient means to an end. In other words, part of the joy of achieving wealth is in the giving. I believe in giving so that I can help enable and impact the lives of others to have the same opportunities that I have had.

Much of my giving is to local nonprofits and community partners to create a better Orange County. The community we live in is where we spend a majority of our time in the world. It is a large part of our network and relationships, and I believe that giving back to our community is actively investing in a better quality of life for ourselves and others. I also am passionate about causes that support children.

I am passionate about causes that support children and families because my family is so incredibly important to me, and because I believe in creating a world where all kids can thrive.

My family is not your typical 'traditional' family -- I have older children (36 and 31), two grandchildren (8 & 5), a wife of 13 years, and a young daughter Tehani, age 4. Family to me means love, compassion, and support, and I extend these values into many nonprofits that I am proud to support.

Philanthropy - Bart Zandbergen

Organizations I Support:

Futuro Del Oro is a non-profit organization that works to support poor children by providing essential needs like education, medicine, food, shelter, and more.

Boys and Girls Club OC empowers all young people to reach their full potential.

JDRF is leading the fight against type 1 diabetes (T1D) by funding research, advocating for policies that accelerate access to new therapies, and providing a support network for millions of people around the world impacted by T1D.

Cure Duchenes drives real change for those with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and their loved ones.

The National MS Society helps people affected by MS to live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.

CASA supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every child who has experienced abuse or neglect can be safe, have a permanent home, and the opportunity to thrive.

100 Companies That Care exists to foster a culture of philanthropy within the business community in Orange County.

Center Club Cares raises and contributes funds to Orange County nonprofits that provide education and training to help strengthen our workforce development while producing business and community leaders.

Mission Hospital continues to set the standard for medical treatments and offers one of the most comprehensive arrays of services and programs in Orange County.

Kindness Kures aims to bring awareness to the growing epidemic of bullying and support anti-bullying programs in our local schools.

Hoag Hospital Specialists are pioneering the care that transforms once-fatal conditions into manageable ones.

For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association has been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives

Susan G. Komen is a foundation helping breast cancer patients live better lives, longer.

Girl Scouts OC offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.

ARK is ACTIVELY addressing the needs of today’s most vulnerable youth by REACHING out to provide a safe place for KIDS to experience the deliverance and new life that Jesus offers.

Laura's House is a safe space to heal and embark on a journey to a life free of violence.

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