The Community Foundation of Orange Honors Vikki Murphy as the 2016 Community Champion Recipient

Wilson Automotive is tickled ORANGE to have an outstanding Community Champion as a part of our executive team.  Vikki Murphy joins (previous recipients honored by the Community Foundation with the “Community Champion” award) U.S. Congressman Ed Royce and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nation, Gaddi Vasquez.


A community champion is anyone – a public official, a community leader, a concerned citizen, a health or human service worker, a volunteer – who works hard to support an movement or intervention that will improve the quality of life of the community as a whole. They work directly with or for an organization – lobbying to make their community a better place to live. Whatever they do, they think of the community before themselves and are committed to making things better for everyone. He/she rarely thinks of what they do as being unusual or praiseworthy bec. that is just part of their definition of being a good citizen.

“Community Champion” also means Vikki Murphy.

As many of you know, Vikki has been an integral part of our organization for over 25 years. She started her automotive career as David’s trusted assistant back when Toyota of Orange was Mr. Wilson’s sole dealership. Since then Vikki has remained by David’s side – supporting a company that has since expanded to 19 stores. She is a true community champion whose positive reach has affected Wilson Automotive, as well as, the surrounding communities that have rallied around our organization.

It is our distinct honor to announce that the Community Foundation of Orange has named Vikki Murphy as the recipient of the 2016 Community Champion Award. Vikki’s name will grace the list of extraordinary individuals whose efforts have profoundly influenced positive changes in the City of Orange.

Congratulations, Vikki. Your selflessness exemplifies what it means to “become the change that we want to see in this world.”

The Community Foundation Gala is scheduled for Friday, February 19th at 6pm. View pdf for more information on the Gala.