San Diegans Celebrate the Region’s Generosity 39th Annual National Philanthropy Day Event

| November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Association of Fundraising Professionals San Diego chapter is pleased to announce that the 39th annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon was a tremendous success. Nearly 1,000 community members celebrated some of the region’s most generous individuals and corporations.

This year’s event was extra special for a few reasons. The date itself, 11/1/11, led to the year’s theme of One by One. The theme illustrated the power behind one person, one group, one gesture, and the impact of each of these on the community as whole.

Another unique feature was the three powerful entities that came together to share the spotlight as Presenting Sponsors: the Jewish Community Foundation, The San Diego Foundation and the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation.

The most impressive part of the event was the list of impressive honorees celebrated at the luncheon. An honorary committee, chaired by Deborah Szekely, selected the award recipients after reviewing formal nominations submitted by community members.

The honorees included Mary Herron, Coronado, for Outstanding Organizational Volunteer; AJ Machado, San Diego, for Outstanding Celebrity Philanthropist; Carole Fish, CFRE, Point Loma for Outstanding Development Professional and Vons for Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation.

2011 National Philanthropy Day honorees and chairs

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