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Ware Malcomb Honored for Community Partnership by Association of Fundraising Professionals and Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation

Ware Malcomb Recognized at November Ceremony

IRVINE, Calif. (November 17, 2022) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, was recognized with two significant honors in the month of November. The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Orange County, honored Ware Malcomb as an “Outstanding Honoree Firm” in the Medium Corporation category at their 37th Orange County National Philanthropy Day on November 17. Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) honored Ware Malcomb on November 5 at their annual Bid for the Kids Gala with the “Save a Life” award.

Ware Malcomb was nominated as an AFP “Outstanding Honoree” by Orange County United Way, PCRF, and Susan G. Komen, Orange County. AFP, Orange County recognizes contributions through a volunteer panel of community leaders who review all AFP submissions and select outstanding honorees in several categories.

“Ware Malcomb has been an incredible partner in so many ways from their leadership to everyone in their organization – their care for the community is unsurpassed,” said Sue Parks, President & CEO of Orange County United Way.

“We are grateful for AFP’s recognition and find ourselves in excellent company among so many generous individuals and organizations this year,” said Lawrence R. Armstrong, Chairman, Ware Malcomb. “We aim to be excellent community partners wherever we have a presence, and this award is a testament to our longstanding culture of giving.”

Armstrong and his wife Sandy were also honored by AFP, Northeast Ohio with the “Outstanding Philanthropist Award” on November 4 for their philanthropic efforts with Kent State University. Both alumni, the couple have generously offered time for various philanthropic initiatives beyond their volunteer service. These include hosting prospect and donor events, taking part in Kent State Florence alumni tours and serving as keynote speakers helping inspire philanthropy and volunteerism.

For Ware Malcomb’s second honor, PCRF recognized the firm at their annual event. Celebrations culminate in the organization’s annual Bid for the Kids Gala, held this year at the Lido House in Newport Beach. At the gala, PCRF honors individuals and companies for their dedication and steadfast support of PCRF’s mission. Ware Malcomb was honored with their “Save a Life” award for the company’s 10+ years raising awareness and funds for PCRF’s annual Reaching for the Cure event.

“This year, we chose multiple honorees in honor of a significant milestone – our organization’s 40th anniversary,” said Erin Arreola, Director of Special Events at PCRF. “Everyone at PCRF wholeheartedly agrees that Ware Malcomb was most deserving. We celebrate our 10-year partnership with Ware Malcomb on the special occasion of our 40th – and Ware Malcomb’s 50th – anniversaries. Thank you, Ware Malcomb, for your commitment to the health of our future generation – our children.”

“We’re so proud of this recognition from PCRF,” said Ruth Brajevich, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives for Ware Malcomb. “Ware Malcomb has a rich, 30+ year history of engagement in our local communities and charities. We thank our team members across the company for their dedication to our philanthropic efforts.”

Ware Malcomb’s WM Community program encourages team members to get involved in local communities and charitable organizations, as well as the design and commercial real estate industries.

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Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is a contemporary and expanding full-service design firm providing professional architecture, planning, interior design, civil engineering, branding and building measurement services to corporate, commercial/residential developer and public/institutional clients throughout the world. With office locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil, the firm specializes in the design of commercial office, corporate, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, retail, auto, public/institutional facilities and renovation projects. Ware Malcomb is recognized as an Inc. 5000 “Fastest Growing Private Company” and a “Hot Firm” by Zweig Group. The firm is also ranked among the top 30 architecture/engineering firms in Engineering News-Record’s “Top 500 Design Firms” and the top 30 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s “Top 100 Giants.” For more information, visit and view Ware Malcomb’s Ware Malcomb’s website at and brand video at

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