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National Philanthropy Day®

Join in the worldwide celebration of philanthropy!

National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is a special day set aside to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy -- and those people active in the philanthropic community -- to the enrichment of our world.

NPD provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. First held in 1986, NPD celebrates the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions. Last year, more than 100 AFP chapters held NPD events and activities across North America.

Through NPD, participants are able to show appreciation for all that has been accomplished in the name of giving, as well as show that there is still more to do. It's our chance to step into the spotlight for a brief moment and remind our communities, our society and the world that the spirit of giving is alive and well.

Central California celebration in November, 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016
The Falls Event Center (4105 W Figarden Dr, Fresno, CA 93722)

8:30AM Continental Breakfast and Check-in
9:00AM Workshop with Jay Frost
Power Prospecting and Social Media, Moving from Engagement to Action
11:30AM Luncheon Check-in
Noon - 1:30PM Awards Luncheon with keynote speaker Jay Frost
Stand Out


Nominate An Organization, Business, Philanthropist or Professional


Outstanding Philanthropist

Valerie & Jon Keller
nominated by Francis Squire

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Marina Whelan
nominated by EPU Children's Center

Outstanding Philanthropic Organization, Corp

DeYoung Properties
nominated by Saint Agnes Medical Center Foundation

Outstanding Philanthropic Organization, Foundation

Kaiser Permanente
nominated by The Poverello House

Outstanding Youth In Philanthropy, Age 5-17

Danay Furguson
nominated by The Fresno Bee and AMOR

Outstanding Youth In Philanthropy, Age 18-23

Erika Castanon
nominated by Susan Kincaid, AMOR

Outstanding Fundraising Professional

Karin Chao-Bushoven
nominated by Sandra Flores

Spirit Of Philanthropy

Tony Taylor
nominated by Tricia Holt, Salvation Army

Dominic Ortiz
nominated by Gary Pigg

Bruce Batti
nominated by Peter Robertson

Wendy Batti
nominated by Peter Robertson

Scott Miller
nominated by Peter Robertson

Storyland Foundation
nominated by Peter Robertson

Justin Vartanian
nominated by NextGen Philanthropy and Professional Exchange Service Corporation (PESC)

Lowe's Companies, Inc.
nominated by Kent Karsevar, Ronald McDonald House

Scott Shehadey
nominated by The Rescue Mission

Heavenly Hounds
nominated by Saint Agnes Medical Center Foundation

nominated by American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

Gina Cuttone
nominated by American Heart Association/American Stroke Association