2020 Conference Details

National Philanthropy Day - Celebrating our 35th Anniversary
Friday, November 13, 2020 at the JW Marriott Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

AFP-GLAC is planning a full-day conference with a wonderful Awards Luncheon honoring the people and organizations that dedicate their time, talent and treasure to making the world a better place through philanthropy.

Morning Keynote Speaker


Dr. Kamau Bobb is the Global Lead for Diversity Strategy and Research at Google and the founding Senior Director of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech. He is an engineer and science and technology policy scholar whose work focuses on the STEM enterprise, large educational systems, and the structural conditions that influence contemporary American life.

He brings to his current position a wealth of experience as a former Program Officer at the National Science Foundation (NSF). At NSF he was responsible for $30 million annually of investments targeted on improving computing and STEM education. In that role Dr. Bobb worked to help shape the national research agenda for effective means of delivering equitable and quality computational education to all students. He has worked with members of the Office and Science and Technology Policy in the Obama Administration to set the national strategy for STEM education at both post-secondary and secondary school levels. He was selected as a member of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper STEM + Entrepreneurship Taskforce to help U.S. cities craft strategies to engage young men and boys of color in the STEM landscape. Prior to his federal appointment, Dr. Bobb was the Director of the STEM Initiative for the University System of Georgia, a collaborative effort with the governor’s office to improve STEM education across the 30 public institutions serving approximately 325,000 students in the state.


ACTION CALL:  We need volunteers/members to join our planning committee. This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in gaining fundraising event planning experience and wants to build a supportive professional network along the way.  If you are interested in joining our committee or would like to submit an RFP to present at our conference, please contact us!

2020 NPDCAL Co-Chairs
Yuri Casco, CFRE Cassie Carter, Ph.D Genevieve Riutort
cascoye@ah.org Cassie.Carter@campbellcompany.com genevieve@wsfb.org
Adventist Health White Memorial Campbell & Company Westside Food Bank




Planning Committee

The dynamic committee members of National Philanthropy Day and Awards Luncheon work behind the scenes to put together an all-day event that promotes education and celebration of philanthropy in Greater Los Angeles and surrounding communities.

This is the perfect committee for you to join no matter where you are in your fundraising career. A great opportunity for someone who is interested in gaining fundraising event planning experience and wants to build a supportive professional network along the way.

Volunteer Roles & Job Descriptions

Committee Member – Session Development/Planning

Help with the conference component of our event by developing educational tracks/sessions, as well as seek out potential speakers. Develop post-event survey to collect feedback from attendees and provide feedback to participating speakers.  Help secure speakers, sponsors and attendees throughout the year.

Committee Member - National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon

Calling all event planners! National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon volunteers will help with the nomination and application process nominees prior to our celebration lunch. Printing materials are ready for printing; and help with the planning of the luncheon logistics with the support of BDI Events. The day of the event, these committee members will help welcome honorees and their guest to ensure they feel special and welcome. Help secure speakers, sponsors and attendees throughout the year.

NPDCAL Day-of-Event Volunteer

  1. Registration (2) – Help at registration before breakfast & lunch. Welcome attendees.
  2. Session (4-8) - Assist speakers at assigned/selected session to ensure they have a smooth presentation. Collect Surveys after the session is done.
  3. Directional (4) – help attendees find registration area, lunch reception, and or Sessions/rooms throughout the day.

Please contact Yuri E. Casco at cascoye@ah.org to get involved or for more information.