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National Philanthropy Day

Thursday, November 10, 2022

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.  

Join this years’ Honorees and 200 of our area’s nonprofit leaders and AFP colleagues at the Museum of Ventura County’s outdoor Plaza at 5pm on November 10 for a hosted reception with hors d’oeuvres catered by Peirano’s. Everyone will head inside to the Martin V. and Martha K. Smith Pavilion for the ceremony at 6pm, led by Anne Paul King and Geoff Green, who will introduce the event sponsors and give each honoree time at the podium. It is an inspirational, uplifting, and fun evening not to be missed!

Congratulations to our 2022 Honorees!

Philanthropist of the Year – Santa Barbara: The FUND for Santa Barbara 

Philanthropist of the Year – Ventura County: Steve Hearst from the Morgan Hearst Charitable Foundation

Volunteer of the Year – Santa Barbara: Planned Parenthood of CA Central Coast Book Sale Committee 

Volunteer of the Year – Ventura County: Lynda Bowman, Chair, TEACh Scholarship Fund

Professional Fundraiser of the Year – Rich Block, President & CEO, Santa Barbara Zoo

Champions for Social Justice – Diversity Collective of Ventura County

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Founded in 1960, AFP International (formerly the National Society of Fund Raising Executives) advances philanthropy through over 33,000 members in 243 chapters around the world. AFP International is committed to promoting philanthropy and supporting the practice of ethical and effective fundraising. AFP offers many opportunities both at the local chapter and international association levels. Join your local AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter today for professional development, networking, and employment opportunities.

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