Our History


A charitable fund has been created at the Orange County Community Foundation to celebrate the memory of Rick Hopcraft.

This scholarship supports military veterans seeking to enter the commercial real estate field in Orange County to honor Rick’s military service, and his community and commercial real estate industry leadership.

Beginning in the 2015-16 academic year, the Scholarship Selection Committee awarded scholarships to returning veterans pursuing education at area institutions of higher learning (including Chapman University, California State University Fullerton, USC, UC Irvine, Orange Coast Community College, Pepperdine and others).

A total of $114,500 has been awarded during the first three academic years of the scholarship. Ten scholarship recipients have received grants ranging from $1,500 to $20,000 to assist with their education.

Please join us in honoring Rick’s life and work by helping returning veterans get an education and an introduction to commercial real estate in Orange County.

The Rick Hopcraft Memorial Scholarship Fund is a donor advised fund of the Orange County Community Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization.  Tax ID #33-0378778

Contributions in any amount are welcome: Make Checks Payable to: Orange County Community Foundation with memo: Rick Hopcraft Memorial Scholarship. Send to: Orange County Community Foundation, 4041 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 510, Newport Beach, CA 92660.
Online giving platform: https://donor.oc-cf.org/donation-form/hopcraftfund

Donations may be made by credit card by visiting www.oc-cf.org. Click on the link marked “Donate Now.” This will link you directly to a secured page. In the Designation field drop-down menu, please click “Rick Hopcraft Memorial Scholarship Fund.” You will receive verification at the e-mail address you provide.

The Rick Hopcraft Memorial Scholarship Fundis a charitable fund of the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF), which is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (tax identification number #33-0378778). Contributions to the fund are charitable within the limits of federal law.

For more information regarding applying for the scholarship, contact Michelle Abril, OCCF, mabril@oc-cf.org, 949.553.4202.

For more information regarding OCCF, contact Cathleen Otero, cotero@oc-cf.org; 949.553.4202, ext. 240

Leadership Committee members: 
Steve and Janice Hopcraft; Ann Browning, Attorney at Law; Nancy Kindelan; Kristin and Chris Martin; Linda Eddy, Attorney at Law; Tom Conway, Diversified Investment Services; Nancy Park, Attorney at Law; Heather Maloney, Chipotle Mexican Grill; Molly Hopcraft, Kimley-Horn; Stephanie Hopcraft; Kristin Martin, KM Productions; Linda Eddy, Attorney at Law; Tom Conway, Diversified Financial Services; Sally Sherman, LA Fitness; Leann Lawson, Summer Hale, First American Title; Nancy Park, Attorney at Law; and Don and Linda Nemchock.

Scholarship Selection Committee:
A committee including Janice and Stephanie Hopcraft; Ann Browning; Todd Hanson, Michelle Abril, Mollie Esposito, Orange County Community Foundation; others.


Maureen Bitler

Dan Grable

Cynthia Bell & Associates

Rutan & Tucker, L.P.

Bancap Self Storage Group, Inc.

Marketplace Properties

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

Nancy Kindelan

Marilyn Kindelan

Hughes Investments

Marcus & Millichap

Tom Conway, Diversified Investment Services

The Lapin Company

Mark & Judith Sewald

Land Interests Inc.

Michael Neri

Paul Sewald

Yumi Brands Foundation

Hopcraft Family Trust

Ann Browning

Dawn-Marie Aleson

Kate Carter

Platinum Storage Group

Mike Harrison, Trico Realty Inc.

Patricia Moore

Ed Gogin, CPA

The Duda Family Foundation

Johnna Grant, Platinum Storage Group

Stephanie Hopcraft

Michelle Schierberl, Colliers International

Grant Destache, Bottom Line Steel

Susan Graham

Orange County CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women)

Patty Georges

Mary Shipma, Taco Bell Corp.

Brendan & Heather Maloney

Best, Best & Krieger, LLP

Nancy Park, Attorney at Law

Susan Vavak, Dynamic Real Estate Ventures, Inc.

First American Title Company

Leann Lawson, First American Title Company

Summer Hale, First American Title Company

John M. Coombe, Attorney at Law

Brian Coombe

Linda Eddy, Attorney at Law

Don & Linda Nemchock

Mark Hoover

Grant Freeman

Andy Steinfeld

David Mudgett

Gary Holliday

Brooke Birtcher-Gustafson

Andrew Pipon

Rex Harrison

Financial goal: $250,000

The Rick Hopcraft estate contributed the first $50,000, and a group of real estate leaders seeks additional contributions to total $250,000.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Steve Hopcraft, 916/956-4592, steve@hopcraft.com