The San Diego Chapter of the worldwide Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) upholds the mission of the international association and advances philanthropy in the San Diego region by empowering members, prospective members and representatives of other organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising.

AFP San Diego is dedicated to stimulating a world of generosity and positive social change through best practices in fundraising. The largest network of professionals devoted to fundraising worldwide—with 33,000 members—we raise more than $115 billion annually. This is equivalent to one-quarter of all charitable giving in North America. In San Diego, our focus is on strengthening the region by educating development professionals and nonprofit leaders in best practices in fundraising, applying the high standards of the AFP Code of Ethics. 

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AFP San Diego is proud to announce the 2018 National Philanthropy Day® Honorees:

National Philanthropy Day®
Monday, November 5th, Town & Country Resort

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Outstanding Philanthropist 

Trudy Bronner - Nominated by Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego


Outstanding Development Professional

William (Bill) Littlejohn - Nominated by Sharp HealthCare


Outstanding Philanthropic Business/Corporation

Nordson Corporation - Nominated by Girl Scouts San Diego, Casa de Amparo, Interfaith Community Services, North County Philanthropy Council, MiraCosta College, and Carlsbad Educational Foundation


Outstanding Grantmaking Organization

Latina Giving Circle - Nominated by the International Community Foundation


Outstanding Organizational Volunteer

Chiho Sullivan - Nominated by Kitchens for Good


Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer

Knox Williams - Nominated by the Joe & Mary Mottino YMCA and St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center


Outstanding Youth/Student Volunteer

Sana Moezzi - Nominated by the Make-A-Wish Foundation® and American Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial Counties

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