Welcome to our Chapter

“Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

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 nine 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.

Charities We Support

Special Olympics

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.

Junior Achievement

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.

Habitat for Humanity

The Orange County chapter is part of the global, nonprofit housing organization that builds homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. It was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.


Members of Our Board

Caleb Downey – President
Lindsay Taylor
Nisha Singh
Hannah Mylabathula
Marissa Testa
Lariska Theron
Borja Alonso Monforte
Hayato Iwamura
Suyash Sahay
Setareh Derakhshandeh
Spencer Tyson
Joe Schmid
Aaron Leung
David Rosen

Log Hours

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