O'Melveny's Adonna Powell Honored With Spirit of Volunteerism Award

April 29, 2016


LOS ANGELES -- April 29, 2016 -- O’Melveny litigation assistant Adonna Powell was honored yesterday by the Santa Ana-based, nonprofit-support organization OneOC at its 40th Annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards at the Disneyland Hotel.

Powell, who works in the firm’s Newport Beach office, was singled out for her eight-plus years of work with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), which supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocates for abused or neglected children in the United States seeking a safe and permanent home.

“I just fell in love with the work from the beginning because you can really see the difference you’re making with the kids,” Powell said. She hopes the recognition from OneOC will help raise awareness of CASA, which has a growing need for more volunteer advocates.

“Adonna is a wonderful example of someone who searched until she found a way that she could give back to her community,” said O’Melveny’s Gail Ballinger, director of business continuity in the firm’s Newport Beach office. “We are very proud to have her as a colleague.”

O’Melveny was also a sponsor of the luncheon, which recognized 375 Orange County volunteers, and is the largest fundraiser of the year for OneOC, an organization with roots that go back to 1958 and that provides volunteer, training, consulting and fiscal sponsorship services for nonprofits.

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Julie Fei
O’Melveny & Myers