South Sound Philanthropy Summit

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Save the Date for Summit 2021: Friday, September 24, 2021

The 9th Annual South Sound Philanthropy Summit is co-presented by two premier South Sound professional groups: South Sound Planned Giving Council and the Association of Fundraising Professionals – South Sound Chapter. 

The Philanthropy Summit traditionally brings together 150-plus professionals representing all aspects of the philanthropic community, including fundraising, financial, legal, accounting, estate planning and nonprofits. 

More info to come!

Summit Overview

Each year, philanthropic leaders from around our region come together for the South Sound Philanthropy Summit, hosted by two volunteer-led organizations, AFP South Sound (AFPSS) and South Sound Planned Giving Council (SSPGC), with the goal of bringing together development professionals, allied professionals and philanthropists for a day of education and networking.

We come together to learn, share and grow as a community. Together, we do more, go farther, are more strategic, make a more profound and lasting impact. At the Philanthropy Summit, we “unite to unleash the power of philanthropy.”

Philanthropy Summit Committee

  • Co-chairs:
    • Emily Happy (AFP SS), Writer & Fundraising Consultant 
    • Todd Blodgett (SSPGC), Eisenhower Carlson
  • Members: Shelley Buck, Foundations of MultiCare; Kim Cacace, BNY Mellon Wealth Management; Robin Callahan, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation; Al Hove, Phoenix Risen Consulting; Tamar Jackson, Workforce Central; Tali Lavarry, Yum Yum Morale; Matt Martinez, KNKX; Rick Oldenburg, Oldenburg & Associations; Doug Page, Pacific Lutheran University; James Plourde, JP Fundraising Solutions; Evelyn Ryberg, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation; Desiree Wilkins-Finch, Rise LWP


2019 Program: Next generation philanthropy


Download the 2019 Program


Read More & Resource Links 

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