2021 Honorees

Congratulations to the 2021 National Philanthropy Day Honorees!


Outstanding Grantmaking Organization

The San Diego Foundation
Nominated by Neighborhood Healthcare

Outstanding Philanthropic Business or Corporation
Hawthorne Cat
Nominated by Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego

Outstanding Youth Volunteer
Megan Laplante
Nominated by Girl Scouts San Diego

Outstanding Volunteer
Irma Castro
Nominated by Barrio Logan College Institute

Outstanding Philanthropist
Gwendolyn Sontheim
Nominated by Helen Woodward Animal Center, Lucky Duck Foundation, Ocean Discovery Institute, Pacific Ridge School, Feeding San Diego, San Diego Padres, Lori & Bill Walton, SWITCHFOOT BRO-AM Foundation, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, Father Joe Carroll, San Diego Gas & Electric, Michael Brunker, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties

Outstanding Development Professional
Leticia Martinez Hermosillo
Nominated by International Community Foundation, Eyra Erickson, Angelica Leyva, Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce, Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego, This is About Humanity

Outstanding Organization for Diversity & Inclusion
Reality Changers
Self-Nominated