2022 National Philanthropy Day

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National Philanthropy Day | Association of Fundraising Professionals
Save the Date: Thursday, November 10, 2022
5-7:30 p.m.
Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main St. Ventura, CA 93001

National Philanthropy Day is a special day to recognize and pay tribute to the individuals, organizations and businesses who generously give their time, talents and resources for the enrichment and benefit of our communities.  This year, the AFP Santa Barbara Ventura Counties will join chapters across the country to celebrate the giving spirit and exemplary leaders of our philanthropic community.  

First held locally in 1987, National Philanthropy Day recognizes the great contributions of philanthropy- and those people active in the philanthropic community who have enriched our world.  It also provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible.  

NPD Nominations Now Open!  Click on the link below to submit your nomination today!
2022 NPD Nominations Form
2022 NPD Nomination Criteria

2022-23 Sponsorship Opportunities

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. Each year, AFP chapters around the nation honor individuals and groups who, through their hard work and dedication, have enhanced philanthropy, their communities, and the world.
The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—to the enrichment of our world.

Sponsors of National Philanthropy Day gain visibility and increased brand awareness through logo and material presence at the event, and in media outreach and materials.

Chapter Sponsorships

Join us as an AFPSBV Chapter Sponsor and, enjoy high visibility all year long among a thousand non-profit leaders and fundraising professionals across both Santa Barbara and Ventura counties – this includes a valuable presence at the 2022 National Philanthropy Day Celebration and 2023 Symposium on Fundraising.

Chapter Sponsors at every level, from $5,000 to $500 will be prominently listed on the Chapter website and in the AFPSBV monthly eNewsletter.  We will always feature you leading up to events and thank you from the podium.  Perhaps you’d like to sponsor one of our seven awards at National Philanthropy Day or one of our nationally recognized speakers at the AFP Symposium!  Or maybe you wish to host a special drawing during Symposium or one of our luncheons?   Please see sponsorship benefits associated with each category by clicking here – we are happy to provide a customized sponsorship experience that works best for you, just ask!

Learn more about 2022 Chapter Sponsorship Opportunities here.

2022-23 Chapter Sponsors

Thank you to our 2022-23 Chapter Sponsors

Presenting Chapter Sponsor

Community Chapter Sponsor

Thank you to our 2021-22 Chapter Sponsors

Co-Presenting Sponsors

Santa Barbara Foundation


Premiere Chapter Sponsors

Partner Sponsors

Community Chapter Sponsors

Friend Sponsors

Media Sponsors

2021 Honorees

2021 Honorees
Click on the honorees' names below to view their video.

Philanthropist of the Year, Santa Barbara County: Elisabeth Fowler

Philanthropist of the Year, Ventura County: Ellen Brokaw

Volunteer of the Year, Santa Barbara County: Lucille Boss, Santa Barbara Housing Authority

Volunteer of the Year, Ventura County: Susan Burgos, Casa Pacifica

Champions for Social Justice: Connie Alexander and Audrey Gamble, Founders, Gateway Educational Services, 

Youth in Philanthropy: Jordan and Jaden Lind, The Jordan Elf Project

Professional Fundraiser of the Year: Stacy Swanson, CFRE, Interface Children & Family Services

Exceptional Achievement Award: Foothills Forever Donors and Volunteers