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The Conference on Business & Ethics has become the premier event in Orange County, where a faith-based community of influential business, religious, academic, and philanthropic leaders can gather, knowing that they share a common commitment to ethical best practices in their daily lives. While the Conference provides a valuable annual forum for business leaders in Orange County, its loftier purpose is to raise funds to provide financial aid for students in the Diocese of Orange who desire but otherwise could not afford high quality Catholic education. This year, the Conference hosted a sold-out number of 960 attendees and raised net proceeds of over $470,000 for Catholic elementary tuition assistance. With heartfelt thanks for the generosity of our sponsors and donors, the net proceeds will provide Catholic elementary school tuition assistance to more than 350 young children from financially challenged families.

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Keynote Speaker:

Paulist Fr. Dave Dwyer is executive director of our media ministry Busted Halo and hosts “The Busted Halo Show,” a call-in radio talk show heard five nights a week on The Catholic Channel (Ch. 129) on SiriusXM.

He also co-hosts the weekly program “Conversations with Cardinal Dolan” heard on The Catholic Channel and seen on multiple Catholic television stations.

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      Keynote Speaker:
      His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan Archbishop of New York

      Timothy Dolan was named Archbishop of New York by Pope Benedict XVI on February 23, 2009. He had served as Archbishop of Milwaukee, appointed there by Pope Saint John Paul II on June 25, 2002.

      Cardinal Dolan served as chairman of Catholic Relief Services, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Catholic University of America. He is also a member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization, the Pontifical Council for Social Communications; and, at the Vatican, the Congregation for Eastern Churches, and the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

      Farmers & Merchants Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree:
      Coach Bruce Rollinson

      Bruce Rollinson has been the coach at Mater Dei, his alma mater, since 1989, posting a record of 287-83-2. During Rollinson’s tenure, the Monarchs have played in 11 CIF-Southern Section championship games and have won five CIF section titles. He has coached 55 players who have won all-state honors. He was named the National High School Coaches Association Coach of the Year earlier this year.

      USA Today named Mater Dei its national champion twice in the 1990s. Among the many top players he has coached are quarterbacks Matt Barkley and Matt Leinart, both of whom went to USC, where Rollinson also played football. Rollinson, who has taught history at Mater Dei, has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from USC and a master’s in education from Azusa Pacific.

      A high school coach often is a role model or even a father figure. Rollinson has been a life guide for hundreds of young men over the past 29 years. This year, 2017, his team was undefeated going 15-0 and won the CIF Division 1 championship, the State open division championship and were crowned the undisputed National champions by USA Today and Max Preps. GO MONARCHS!

      He is married to Laurie and has two daughters, Caroline Rollinson Flanagan and Catherine Rollinson Pedersen, and two grandchildren, Matthew Flanagan and Joseph Charles Flanagan.


      • Tim Buckley

        Tim Buckley has been married to Jennifer for 40 years and has 4 children and 6 grandchildren. He is the CEO and sole shareholder of Vintage Design Incorporated and NuWood Design.

        He is a member of Our Lady Queen of Angels parish and St. John Vianney Chapel. He serves as a Eucharistic Minister and is a member of Legatus. He is a graduate of Servite High School and is an active member on their Board of Directors. He is also a Trustee for USA Swimming, an Ambassador for Orangewood Children’s Foundation, and is affiliated with USC Scholarship Club and the Building Industry Association of Orange County.

        Along with golf, Tim enjoys competitive swimming in the USA Master’s Program as a Multi-National Champion and current World Record Holder.

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      • Tim Strader

        Tim Strader has been happily married to Susan for 52 years. He has 4 children and has a family of 21. He has 11 thriving grandchildren ages 3 to 22, all of whom attend/attended Catholic schools.

        Tim and his wife Susan are members of Our Lady Queen of Angels parish. Tim is Chairman of Starpointe Ventures, lead consultant to Lennar and FivePoint Communities in connection with the 3000-acre Great Park Neighborhoods.

        He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts since 1979 and previously served as a board member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Orange County. Tim serves as Chairman of the Irvine Health Foundation and a member of the Board of Trustees of the UCI Foundation. He is one of the founders, past President and member of the Principal’s Council for Santa Margarita Catholic High School. Tim is a member of the Order of Malta, Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher, and Founding member of Legatus of Orange County.

        Tim was the attorney for citizens who formed the City of Irvine in 1970. At the request of Bishop Kevin Vann, Bishop of the Diocese of Orange, Tim serves as Campaign Co-Chair with his wife Susan to transform the former Crystal Cathedral to Christ Cathedral.

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