National Philanthropy Day in the Desert

Save the Date - Friday, November 1, 2024
National Philanthropy Day in the Desert
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2023 National Philanthropy Day in the Desert Honorees (L to R): Outstanding Fundraising Professional Stephanie Minor, Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Abigail Cheley, Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Lizette Vela, Outstanding Philanthropists Frank and Mary Ann Xavier, Outstanding Nonprofit Founder Yadira Regla-Cuevas; and Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation Dr. Timothy Jochen and Lee Erwin of Contour Dermatology. Photo by Michael Letterlough Jr.
The 17th National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon
was held on Friday, November 3, 2023
Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa, Rancho Mirage
2023 Outstanding Honorees

OUTSTANDING PHIILANTHROPIST | MARY ANN & FRANK XAVIER
OUTSTANDING NON-PROFIT FOUNDER | YADIRA REGLA-CUEVAS

OUTSTANDING FUNDRAISING VOLUNTEER | LIZETTE VELA

OUTSTANDING PHILANTHROPIC CORPORATION | DR. TIMOTHY JOCHEN & LEE ERWIN, CONTOUR DERMATOLOGY


OUTSTANDING YOUTH IN PHILANTHROPY | ABIGAIL CHELEY

OUTSTANDING FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONAL | STEPHANIE MINOR

2023 Sponsors:
AAP Food Samaritans, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Animal Samaritans, Bank of America, Big Hearts for Little Hearts Desert Guild, Braille Institute, City of Indian Wells, City of Palm Desert, College of the Desert Foundation, Contour Dermatology, CSUSB Foundation, DAP Health, Desert Arc, Desert Care Network, Desert Oasis Healthcare, Edeltraud McCarthy, Eisenhower Health, Ezekiel's Gift of Love, First Foundation Bank, H. N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation, Hot Purple Energy, Jim & Carol Egan, Linda Rider, Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, Loma Linda University Health, Loving All Animals, Mary Ann & Frank Xavier, McCallum Theatre, Palm Springs Animal Shelter, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs International Piano Competition, Palm Springs Pathfinders, RAP Foundation, Shadow Mountain Golf Club / Lindi Biggi, The Joslyn Center, The Living Desert, University of California - Riverside, US Bank, and Variety-The Children's Charity.

Click here for a list of past honorees

Click here for the Awards Criteria
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The 2022 National Philanthropy Day Outstanding Honorees
Outstanding Philanthropist:  Patti Grundhofer
Outstanding Non-Profit Founder: Lindi Biggi
Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer:  CJ Westrick-Bomar
Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation:  Caritas Realty / Lanay and Justin Berry
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy:  Leaders in Training, Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City
Outstanding Fundraising Professional: Brian Daly

Click here to watch a 2-minute video about AFP and National Philanthropy Day