The Orange County Register today announced the local nonprofits that will benefit from its Golden Envelop program, an initiative that allows the community to vote for charitable organizations that will receive free advertising in the newspaper. The Orange Catholic Foundation was at the top of the list, earning $81,518 in ad credit.
In its third year, the program promised up to $2 million this year, based on how many votes were cast. More than 100 nonprofits had the opportunity to share the free advertising fund, each receiving an allocation based on the percentage of votes they earned from readers and the community. The Orange Catholic Foundation garnered 11 percent of the nearly 30,000 votes and earned the largest percentage of the funds.
“It is a blessing to have the Orange County Register as a concerned and engaged community partner,” Hank Evers, director of development and communications, told reporter Theresa Walker of the Register.
Evers said that the advertising will help to promote the foundation’s programs that serve those most in need.