May we have the envelope please? After receiving 80 nominations for the 2023 National Philanthropy Day, the Association of Fundraising Professionals CA, Desert Communities Chapter’s (AFP) Blue Ribbon panel has made their decision. Comprised of the Valley’s most generous community leaders, the final 2023 Honorees will be announced on May 18th at AFP’s National Philanthropy Day Announcement Luncheon. The event will be held from 11:30am to 1:30pm at Agua Caliente Resort in Rancho Mirage. Sponsored by DAP Health and exclusive media sponsors: Palm Springs Life, News Channel 3, The Desert Sun and LocaliQ, tickets are available for Members $50 and Non-Members for $65. Reservations can be made at www.afpcadesert.org.
The exceptionally charitable philanthropists and organizations who have deeply affected the most underserved in our community will be recognized in the following categories:
- Outstanding Philanthropist(s)
- Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer
- Outstanding Non-Profit Founder
- Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation
- Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
- Outstanding Fundraising Professional
“National Philanthropy Day honors our community’s philanthropic heroes who are actively engaged and give so generously of their time, skills, talents and financial support,” shares AFP President Josh N. Zahid. “We are excited to announce this year’s nominees and add to the impressive list of honorees. To date, we have paid tribute to 92 individuals, businesses, foundations and organizations whose fundraising passions have created significant impacts to the quality of life in the Coachella Valley and beyond. Our AFP members are committed to bringing forward the positive change necessary to build strong, vibrant and healthy communities.”
Save the date for National Philanthropy Day in the Desert on Friday, November 3rd at 11:00 am at the Agua Caliente Resort in Rancho Mirage. For more information and sponsorships, contact James Lindquist at JLindquist@daphealth.org or call 503.459.9066.
About the Association of Fundraising Professionals CA, Desert Communities Chapter
Established in October 2006, the Association of Fundraising Professionals CA, Desert Communities is one of 244-chapter affiliates with over 31,000 members worldwide. Its mission is to advance philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising. The core activities through which the chapter fulfills this mission include education and training, promoting credentialing, providing resources for fundraising effectiveness, networking, mentoring, advocacy and recognition of philanthropy.
Once again honored with the illustrious designation as a 10-Star AFP Chapter and awarded a 2023 IDEA Champion Designation, the AFPCA Desert Chapter has accomplished many of the key objectives in the goal of advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA).
About National Philanthropy Day in the Desert
National Philanthropy Day (NPD) honors our community’s philanthropic heroes who are actively engaged and give so generously of their time, skills, talents, and financial support. To date, the Association of Fundraising Professionals CA, Desert Communities Chapter has paid tribute to 92 individuals, businesses, foundations and organizations. Honorees are nominated through a process open to all individuals, organizations, companies and foundations in the Coachella Valley. The NPD Awards Committee, comprised of AFP fundraising professionals, reviews submitted applications, selects three nominations in each category, and sends those to an independent Blue-Ribbon Committee for review and final selection of an Honoree in each category. This year’s NPD will take place on Friday, November 3rd at 11:30 am at Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa.
2022 National Philanthropy Day in the Desert Honorees (L to R): Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation Justin and Lanay Berry of Caritas Realty; Outstanding Philanthropist Patti Grundhofer; Outstanding Nonprofit Founder Lindi Biggi; Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer C.J. Westrick-Bomar; Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City Leaders in Training Alyssa Milward, Elijah Cervantes, Emilio Diaz and Ramiro Inda and Outstanding Fundraising Professional Brian Daly.
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