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2017 National Philanthropy Day – ENCORE: A Symphony of Philanthropy

EVERY Day is National Philanthropy Day in San Diego

Call for Nominations Open till May 31

San Diego County CA— The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) San Diego Chapter is looking for a few good San Diegans. Each November, AFP celebrates National Philanthropy Day celebration by recognizing the critical role philanthropy plays in our society and honors those who make the greatest difference in strengthening our community.

The community is invited to nominate an individual or company that has made a positive impact on our community by their donation of time, talent or treasure. A focus on leadership, impact and inclusion will guide this year’s selections.

“Important work is being done every day across the region, including in Imperial County and Tijuana. We are looking for those stories. We want to honor the people, businesses and nonprofits devoting their energy behind-the-scenes, every day, to contribute to a vibrant and thriving region,” said Andrea Muir, CFRE, AFP San Diego President. The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) San Diego Chapter was recently named a 2017 Ten Star Chapter based on performance and membership size.

Nomination Categories: Outstanding Philanthropist Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer

Outstanding Organizational Volunteer

Outstanding Grant Making Organization Outstanding Philanthropic Business or Corporation Outstanding Development Professional Outstanding Youth/Student Volunteer

Nomination Form

Link for past winners.

This year’s event will celebrate the diversity of our region while reinforcing the message that Every Day is National Philanthropy Day. San Diegans are encouraged to share their philanthropic moments online and use the hashtag @ #welivephilanthropy

 Honorees will be selected by a volunteer committee chaired by Neville Billimoria, Mission Federal Credit Union, and honored at a celebration at Copley Symphony Hall at the Jacobs Music Center.

“A Symphony of Philanthropy is a positive metaphor for San Diego’s philanthropic community. Every grant, every gift, every hour we invest, every need we fill, every heart we touch, every life we improve- each adds up for the greater good. We are all instrumental in this effort but when we play symphonically our impact is transformation,” explained Neville Billimoria, NPD Honorary Chair.

This year’s National Philanthropy Day offers the community an opportunity to connect with young people that are changing their communities, and adults that have devoted their life to serving others. Proceeds go to scholarships and monthly educational workshops to build our capacity and improve outcomes right here in our region.

Event Calendar Details

45th Annual National Philanthropy Day – ENCORE: A Symphony of Philanthropy Monday, November 6, 2017

4:30 – 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 3:30.

Copley Symphony Hall at the Jacobs Music Center 750 B Street, San Diego, 92101

#NPD2017 #welivephilanthropy


 About National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—have made to our lives, our communities, and our world. This year marks the 45th event for the AFP San Diego Chapter. The event gives the entire community the opportunity to recognize the great contributions—and the people and organizations making a difference—that make San Diego such an extraordinary region.

Learn more at www.AFPSD.org


About the Association of Fundraising Professionals San Diego Chapter

Association of Fundraising Professionals San Diego Chapter (AFP San Diego) is dedicated to empowering people and organizations to practice ethical and effective fundraising through education, certification, mentorships, and diversity recruitment. AFP San Diego Chapter was recently named a 2017 Ten Star Chapter based on performance and membership size.

Every year, AFP, the largest association of professional fundraisers in the world, honors chapters for achieving goals that align with key objectives in its long-range strategic plan. Chapters receive the Ten Star Award for performing specific activities designed to increase professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy.

The AFP San Diego Chapter represents more than 350 professionals who are the leaders of their respective nonprofit organizations. AFP was formerly the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE). Since 1972, AFP has been honoring the spirit of philanthropy in our community by honoring local individuals and companies for their philanthropic endeavors.  Learn more at www.afpsd.org.