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National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) Celebrates the Best of Philanthropy in San Diego

The 51st Annual National Philanthropy Day Takes Place on November 15 Join us from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

The 51st Annual National Philanthropy Day Takes Place on November 15.

Join us from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30p.m. at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Once yearly, AFP San Diego joins with others worldwide to celebrate National Philanthropy Day, a special day set aside to recognize the great contributions of donors and nonprofits that enrich of our community and the world. San Diego’s NPD is one of the largest and most successful in the U.S., attracting nearly 1,000 participants, including philanthropists, nonprofit leaders, CEOs, board members, development professionals, and business, community, and civic leaders.

Sponsorship proceeds from National Philanthropy Day are reinvested in education, training, career development, and the advancement of fundraising professionals throughout San Diego. These resources and trainings provide fundraising professionals with the tools necessary to support our region’s diverse array of nonprofit organizations, which rely on charitable giving for close to half of their annual revenues.

The National Philanthropy Day Honorees are selected by the NPD Honorary Committee, a group of highly respected, diverse nonprofit and business leaders. Our 2023 Honorees include: 

Outstanding Development Professional: Gretchen Veihl

Nominated by: Nikki Ostrem, Nancy Sasaki, Deborah Martin

Outstanding Volunteer: Carmen Martinez

Nominated by: San Ysidro Health

Outstanding Organization for Diversity & Inclusion: Chicano Federation

Nominated by: Solorio Film Productions

Outstanding Development Emerging Leader: Veronica Macedo

Nominated by: Liz Ramirez, Adrianna O’Donnell

Outstanding Philanthropic Business: PNC Bank

Nominated by: DETOUR, Habitat for Humanity, La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, San Diego Food Bank, San Diego Symphony, The Old Globe

Outstanding Student Volunteer: Ilhan Sharif-Idiris

Nominated by: Sharp Grossmont Hospital

Outstanding Grantmaking Organization: The Donald C. and Elizabeth M. Dickinson Foundation

Nominated by: Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego

Outstanding Philanthropist: Bill & Amy Koman

Nominated by: Curebound

Special Recognition – Lifetime Achievement in Development: Keith Limberg

Nominated by: Amy Corton, Robin Hensley, Rosanne Holliday, Linda L. Katz

National Philanthropy Day San Diego provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and to celebrate the selfless contributions of individuals and organizations across the region. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are still available. Please visit for more information.

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