For Immediate Release
October 22, 2020
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SAN DIEGO, CA – The Association of Fundraising Professionals San Diego Chapter announces the honorees to be recognized at the annual National Philanthropy Day® event on Saturday, November 14, 2020 (http://afpsd.org). The annual celebration honors the dedication, leadership, and community contributions of San Diego County’s philanthropists, volunteers, professionals, and organizations. These outstanding individuals and groups are part of the reason why San Diego was named the #1 most philanthropic city in the nation (Charity Navigator Survey, June 2017).
From a total of 55 nominees, the following were selected as 2020 National Philanthropy Day® honorees:
Outstanding Volunteer: Patricia Sinay
Nominated by: San Ysidro Health
Outstanding Philanthropic Business or Corporation: Southwest Airlines
Nominated by: Chicano Federation of San Diego County, Girl Scouts San Diego, LEAD San Diego, MANA de San Diego, Mariachi Scholarship Foundation, Ocean Discovery Institute, San Diego Regional EDC, San Ysidro Health, MAAC Project, The New Children’s Museum, Promises2Kids, U.S.- Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership, USS Midway Museum
Outstanding Philanthropist(s): Kimberley Phillips Boehm & Marcus Boehm
Nominated by: Reality Changers, UC San Diego
Outstanding Youth/Student Volunteer (Two Honorees for 2020) Augustus “Oggie” Holm
Nominated by: San Ysidro Health
Nominated by: Neighborhood Healthcare Outstanding Grant Making Organization: This is About Humanity Nominated by: Carlos Ezquerro, Casa Cornelia Law Center, Immigrant Defenders Law Center, Yes We Can World Foundation Outstanding Organization for Diversity and Inclusion: DETOUR Nominated by: Sarafina Scapicchio
Outstanding Development Professional: James Floros
Nominated by: Alden Domini/San Diego Food Bank
This year’s event will feature keynote speaker Mark Stuart, President & CEO of The San Diego Foundation.
“National Philanthropy Day is an occasion that highlights the very best of the human spirit and reminds us all of what’s possible when we come together to help one another,” shared Mark Stuart, President & CEO of The San Diego Foundation. “This year, philanthropists and nonprofits alike have demonstrated how resilient our community can be, especially when faced with great challenges.”
The San Diego Foundation is the presenting sponsor for this year’s National Philanthropy Day® event, with significant sponsorships from UC San Diego, Sempra Energy, San Diego Business Journal, Wells Fargo, Sanford Institute of Philanthropy, Mission Federal Credit Union, and others.
Proceeds from the event will go toward supporting the next generation of development professionals with scholarships and in-depth Learning Labs and educational workshops, which provide development professionals and nonprofit leaders with strategies and tools demonstrated to improve outcomes for those they serve, and for the larger San Diego region.
About AFP San Diego
The world’s largest network of fundraising professionals, the Association of Fundraising Professionals stimulates a world of generosity and positive social change through best practices in development. Its 33,000 members raise $115 billion annually—more than one-quarter of all charitable giving in North America.
The San Diego Chapter, led by President Brian Zumbano, has grown to more than 350 members, who represent organizations throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties. Led by a diverse board of development professionals, AFP’s leadership strives to help prepare fundraisers to work effectively in a complex and rapidly changing environment, applying the high standards of the AFP Code of Ethics to strengthen the region and beyond. The organization also facilitates career advancement through educational programming, mentorship, networking, providing regional and national employment opportunities, and a pool for consulting services. For additional information, please visit http://afpsandiego.afpnet.org.