2020 Event

National Philanthropy DAY / Orange County

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National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) acknowledges the entire spectrum of services provided by the nonprofit community and recognizes the profound impact that philanthropy has on the fabric of society. And, each year the Association of Fundraising Professionals honors individuals and groups who, through their hard work and dedication, have enhanced philanthropy, their communities and the world.

2020 Outstanding honorees

Philanthropist - Nella Webster O'Grady
nominated by Mission Plasticos, WHW and Girl Scouts of Orange County

Volunteer Fundraiser - Ilona Martin
nominated by Laguna College of Art + Design and Hoag Hospital Foundation


Philanthropic Group - OC Cares
nominated by Serving Kids Hope and University of California, Irvine

Philanthropic Group - Laurie Zagon, Art & Creativity for Healing
nominated by Susan Robertson, Nancy Torbitt-Stewart, Doctors Non-Profit Consulting,
Art & Creativity for Healing

Large Corporation - loanDepot
nominated by UCP of Orange County

Mid-Size Corporation - FivePoint Holdings
nominated by City of Hope and Irvine Public Schools Foundation

Small Corporation - Advance Beauty College
nominated by Asian Business Association of Orange County
and National Asian American Community Foundation
Youth - Karina Tarsadia
nominated by Tarsadia Foundation, Karina's Backpack, Dreams for Schools
Learn more about the 2020 Outstanding Honorees Here

2019 Outstanding honorees

Legacy Award - Sue & Ralph Stern
nominated by Girls, Inc., Jewish Community Center of Orange County, University of California, Irvine

Philanthropist - Keith Swayne
nominated by OC Human Relations, Boys & Girls Club of Central Orange Coast,
UCI MIND, OC Community Foundation, Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach, OC Congregation Community Foundation

Volunteer Fundraiser - Dr. Adrienne Matros
nominated by CHOC Children's Foundation
Philanthropic Group - Junior League of Orange County
nominated by Christina Markl
Youth - Hannah Novakovich
nominated by Thomas House Family Shelter
Founder - Bill Bracken
nominated by Rooster's Foundation, Solutions for Urban Agriculture, Chefs to End Hunger

Large Business - Clark Construction
nominated by Taller San Jose Hope Builder
Mid-Sized Business - Balboa Bay Resort and Club
nominated by New Directions for Women and Orange County School of the Arts
Small Business - Apriem Advisors
nominated by HKA, Southern California Hospice Foundation

Click here for the NPD website, award criteria, and more

2018 OUTSTANDING HONOREES

Legacy Award - Ueberroth Family Foundation

Philanthropists - Charles and Ling Zhang

Volunteer Fundraiser - Joe Hanauer

Founder - Michelle Wulfesteig

Small Corporation - Shulman Hodges & Bastian, LLP

Mid-Size Corporation - Service Champions Heating & Air Conditioning

Large Corporation - Bank of America

Youth - Lauren Best