Welcome to our Chapter

Who We Are

Challenge for Charity (C4C) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that draws on the talents, energy, and resources of MBAs from several West Coast business schools to fundraise and volunteer for the Special Olympics and other charities throughout the year. Our mission is to support local charities and to develop business leaders with a lifelong commitment to community involvement and social responsibility. C4C hosts a year-long competition where each Chapter competes in fundraising, volunteering, and sports in pursuit of the coveted Golden Briefcase at Stanford GSB.

The Golden Briefcase is awarded to the Chapter that achieves the highest score in:

• Hours volunteered on a per-student basis
• Funds raised on a per-student basis
• Attendance and sports performance at C4C Weekend

UCI C4C  gives us the opportunity to represent The Paul Merage School of Business in the community through three philanthropies: Special Olympics, Junior Achievement, and Habitat for Humanity. Challenge for Charity looks to become the guiding force in the effort to develop a close-knit family that needs to exist at a small business school. We look to involve the entire community (students, administration, faculty) in our philanthropic efforts and participation in C4C Weekend at Stanford.

The mission of Special Olympics Southern California is to provide sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for Southern California children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing them with opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and share their gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other athletes and the community.
The world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. The Junior Achievement of Orange County programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Junior Achievement’s unique approach allows volunteers from the community to deliver curriculum while sharing their experiences with students.
Second Harvest Food Bank brings nourishment and hope to 290,000 hungry people throughout Orange County. Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County reaches out to the community for donations, grants, fundraising, food drives, food rescue, harvesting and volunteers to help provide food, education and advocacy for the hungry. They work with partners in the community to create innovative, sustainable ways to end hunger in Orange County. Second Harvest provided more than 25.1 million meals last year and while they have made great strides in reducing hunger, there are still many people in Orange County who can’t get food for their families when they need it. They have a Bold Goal aimed at eliminating the hunger gap and providing food for all who need it.