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Volume 6, Issue 75  | September 17, 2021

Orange County Community Foundation appoints Kate Duchene to board of governors

The Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) recently appointed Kate Duchene, CEO of Resources Global Professionals (RGP), to its board of governors. Duchene has nearly 30 years of experience in executive management, human resources, risk management, branding, business development and legal services, as well as a long history of leadership in the local nonprofit sector.

At RGP, Duchene is focused on business strategy and corporate culture, executive management, shareholder management and employee productivity and engagement. She is committed to setting up the structure, processes and practices that will enable the company to execute strategies effectively and drive desired outcomes. Duchene understands what needs to be done to move the business forward and evolve as a company.

Orange County Community Foundation Kate Duchene

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Kate Duchene

Duchene, a Tustin resident, has previously been honored for her exceptional work by the Orange County Business Journal as “Outstanding Woman in Business,” “Outstanding General Counsel of a Public Company with Revenue over $200 Million” and by OC Metro as one of the “Hot 25” top professionals in the county.

Prior to joining RGP, Duchene practiced law with O’Melveny & Myers LLP in Los Angeles. She focused on litigation, specializing in defense-side labor and employment matters.

Duchene received her J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law and her B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University. In addition to Duchene’s career success, she currently serves on the UCI Foundation as well as the California Minority Counsel Program. She has also served as a board member and board chair for Human Options, an organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence.

Founded in 1989, the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF), based in Newport Beach, works with donors, strengthens the local nonprofit sector and works to find solutions to community needs. Since its inception, OCCF has awarded $560 million in grants and scholarships and ranks in the top two percent in grantmaking activity among more than 780 U.S. community foundations. For more information, visit

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