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.
NPD was originally conceived of and organized by Douglas Freeman in the 1980s, and the first official events held in 1986 after
President Reagan signed an official NPD proclamation.
The day provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. NPD celebrates the endless
daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions.
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.
The event will honor a recipient from each of the following categories: Philanthropist of the Year in Ventura and Santa Barbara
Counties, Volunteer of the Year in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, Youth in Philanthropy and Professional Fundraiser
of the Year.
Sponsors of National Philanthropy: A Local Celebration, gain visibility and increased brand awareness through logo and material presence at the event, in media outreach and materials. As many as 300 community leaders from business, government and nonprofit sectors attend. Sponsoring this event highlights YOUR commitment to support philanthropy in our local communities.