COSTA MESA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sandy Segerstrom Daniels, Co-Managing Partner at South Coast Plaza, was named “2016 Woman of the Year” by Assemblyman Tom Daly (D-Anaheim). The award is given to an outstanding woman making a significant and meaningful contribution to her community and across the state.
“I’m pleased to recognize Sandy Segerstrom Daniels for her courageous work and for the positive impact that she has had on our community,” Assemblyman Daly said. “The people of Orange County have benefited tremendously from her accomplishments as a business person and as a leader in the nonprofit sector. Her dedication, passion and commitment have transformed the lives of children, not only locally, but across the nation. In my Assembly District alone, the Festival of Children Foundation has supported many worthwhile endeavors, including the Assistance League of Santa Ana, Boys & Girls Clubs of Anaheim and the Anaheim Ballet.”
Segerstrom Daniels is a recognized business and philanthropic leader in Orange County and California. She is one of two Managing Partners at South Coast Plaza, the premier international shopping destination in U.S. — with more than 250 stores and 30 restaurants attracting more than 22 million visitors a year and approaching nearly $2 billion in annual sales.
As Founder and Executive Director of Festival of Children Foundation, an Orange County-based nonprofit that raises funds for children’s charities and works to build a coalition of youth serving organizations, Segerstrom Daniels has successfully lobbied the U.S. Congress to declare September as National Child Awareness Month for the past nine years. The annual month-long Festival of Children at South Coast Plaza in September highlights the needs of children and the diverse civic, business and nonprofit organizations that come together to support them. Segerstrom Daniels’ many contributions and achievements have earned her recognition in recent years from the Children’s Hospital of Orange County, the Los Angeles Mission and the Orange County Department of Education, among others.
The Woman of the Year award honors extraordinary and inspirational women in entertainment, business, sports, music, science, medicine, education and politics. “The common denominator is that the ‘Women of the Year’ exemplify what is best about their respective communities through their leadership style, executive presence, business savvy and philanthropic involvement,” Daly said.
ABOUT SOUTH COAST PLAZA
Renowned as a major global shopping destination, South Coast Plaza is home to more than 250 prominent boutiques, critically-acclaimed restaurants and the adjacent celebrated Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Its unparalleled collection of diverse retailers, from Bottega Veneta, Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels to Hermès, Gucci, Roger Vivier, Chanel, Uniqlo and more – along with its customized concierge services, makes it Southern California’s premier shopping experience. South Coast Plaza is located in Orange County, California, in the city of Costa Mesa. Information: southcoastplaza.com or 800.782.8888.