Community Involvement

Ever since our early college days, community service has been an important part of our lives and careers.  The Orange County non-profit community is unique in that the people and programs are very well connected.  We have found that there are always great coalitions and networks doing wonderful collaborative work in the community.  At this point we look at our community involvement as a way of staying connected with professional friends & giving back to a community that has given us so much as well as working towards a better tomorrow for everyone.  We thoroughly enjoy our community service both at the Countywide level as well as in our home city.


Acacia School Foundation

The purpose of the Acacia School Foundation is to raise funds to enhance the educational enrichment and technology programs at Acacia Elementary School, a public school located in the Fullerton School District in Orange County, California. The Stouts became financial donors and supporters of the Foundation in 2014. Dr. Dallas Stout was voted onto the Board of Directors in 2016.


California Chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

The mission of the Brady Campaign is devoted to creating an America free from gun violence, where all Americans are safe at home, at school, at work, and in our communities. The California Chapters educate and mobilize their communities for sensible gun laws, regulations and public policies at the local, state and national level. In 2009, Dr. Dallas Stout was appointed Vice President. He served as President from 2010 to 2014. He served as Immediate Past President from 2015-2016.


City of Fullerton Fire Department – Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

A FEMA program to educate citizens about disaster preparedness in their communities and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members assist others in their community or beyond when mobilized to help. Dr. Dallas Stout is an active Fire Department CERT volunteer and is a Certified Mutual Aid responder so he can be called up Countywide in an emergency.


Fullerton Chamber of Commerce/North Orange County Chamber of Commerce

The Fullerton Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to the economic vitality and prosperity of our members and the community. The Chamber is the premier voice of business in North Orange County; they promote growth and prosperity of our diverse membership; and our membership investment is seen as an excellent value.


Fullerton Collaborative

A cooperative of executive directors, educators, activists, community service leaders and volunteers dedicated to building and supporting a healthy cohesive community. As an alliance of non-profit organizations and individuals who enjoy making “good things” happen for the community, we are able to provide community assistance where we are needed most. Our unique partnership allows us to help each other accomplish goals. We encourage our members and the Fullerton Community to “think collaboratively. The Stouts are active members. Dr. Debbie Stout became the Executive Director in 2015.


Fullerton Police Chief's Community Advisory Committee

Dr. Dallas Stout was appointed to the Board by Fullerton Police Chief Dan Hughes in 2015. The Advisory Board was created in 2014 to provide Chief Hughes with input on various issues that could include crime trends and department policies and procedures and is the first of its type in the city in 25 years. Sitting board members will serve two-year terms but extensions could be granted at the Chief’s discretion.


The Gianneschi Center for Nonprofit Research (at California State University Fullerton)

The Gianneschi Center for Nonprofit Research exists to support and encourage the work of Orange County's many charitable organizations as the repository for data about the sector. Helping nonprofits and the entire community to better understand the work of this important sector is our primary mission. Dr. Dallas Stout was appointed to the six person, inaugural Advisory Board in 2015 as one of just two individuals representing non-profit consultants in OC.


MOMS Club of Fullerton East

MOMS Club international is a non-profit organization with the purpose of providing a support group for mothers and to give them a forum for topics of interest to them. The Fullerton-East MOMS Club offers activities such as park days, playgroups, field trips, crafts, and holiday parties. They meet during the day, and it's a great way to make new friends and get to know your local area. Monthly “Moms Night Out” and “Empty Nesters” programs also provide an opportunity to catch up over coffee or a movie without the children. Our newest program, “HOWL” (Husbands out Working Late), is an early dinner and play date with the kids once a month. Dr. Debbie Stout is a past President and a member.


National Eagle Scout Association

NESA is a fellowship of men who have achieved the Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts of America and who desire to use their efforts and influence toward forming the kind of young men America needs for leadership. The objective of NESA is "to serve Eagle Scout and, through them, the entire movement of Scouting." Dr. Dallas Stout is a proud, Lifetime member.


Nonprofit Professional Alumni Association (of California State University Fullerton)

The CSUF Alumni Association's first official chapter, the NPPAA was formed in 1999 by a group of professionals from local nonprofit organizations. Their common goals were to form a professional development network for alumni, and to encourage CSUF students to prepare for and seek out careers in nonprofit and service fields. Dr. Dallas Stout was a very early member of this effort & was appointed President in 2013 for 3 terms (through 2016).


OC Chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

A group of local concerned citizens working together to enact and enforce sensible gun laws, regulations, and public policies through grassroots activism, electing public officials who support gun laws, and increasing public awareness of gun violence. The Stouts are active members and Dr. Dallas Stout serves on their Board of Directors.


Community Service Programs, Inc. - Project Faiths and Institutions Together for Health

A partnership whose mission is to build bridges of understanding and collaboration among faith-based youth, adult leaders, and prevention providers in Orange County. This is accomplished by building the capacities of Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) to deliver alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention services to their young congregants.


OC Substance Abuse Prevention Network

OCSAPN is the longest-running professional prevention, education, and treatment networking organization in Orange County. The purpose of the Network, founded in 1981, is to promote and enhance the quality, quantity, coordination, and cooperation of positive youth development programs and prevention services in OC. Dr. Dallas Stout is the second longest serving Board Member at over 20 years. He has served in almost every Board capacity including two 3 year terms as Chairman of the Board, Treasurer, Showcase Chair, & Member at Large. Dr. Debra Stout served the Board as Secretary, & Member at Large for several years.


OC United Way – Community Impact Council

Council members provide the United Way with the expertise, experience, & diversity needed to make a difference in the lives of citizens. The Council addresses a particular set of community outcomes identified within one of the three community impact priorities: Basic Needs, Education, & Financial Stability. Dr. Debbie Stout was appointed in 2008 for a 4 year term.


The Summer School for Nonprofits at California State University Fullerton

This annual conference begun in 2005 offers an excellent training and networking opportunity for nonprofits, social enterprises, government agencies, philanthropic foundations, and those socially responsible companies who wish to collaborate with community-benefit organizations. Dr. Stout has volunteered on their Faculty since 2016 by co-presenting a popular session titled “Fundraising for New Startup NPOs."


Violence Prevention Coalition of OC

Founded in 1996 to promote the health and wellness of our community by reducing violence. It remains the only countywide affiliation of businesses, community organizations, public and private agencies, and individuals promoting violence prevention through a public health approach in Orange County. Dr. Dallas Stout was a very early member of this effort & together the Stout’s served as Co-Chairs of the Board of Directors from 2002 to 2010. Dr. Debbie Stout continued to serve on their Board of Directors through 2014.


Woman’s Club of Fullerton

Founded in 1902, the mission of WCOF is to unite women of all ages for community service, supporting charitable organizations, fostering friendship and empowering women through learning about the community around us. Dr. Debbie Stout joined in 2011 and began her leadership service to the Board in 2012.