AFP Golden Gate NPD Nov 13 2020

Lifetime Achievement Award
Honoring individuals with enduring records of accomplishment in philanthropy, fundraising or grantmaking, and who have demonstrated exceptional civic and charitable leadership.

Kay Sprinkel Grace Kay Sprinkel Grace, FAFP – Fundraising Professional
Kay has devoted the last thirty years to the nonprofit sector. Her long professional service to clients ranging from public media to health, human services, the arts, education and the environment was recognized with the 2020 AFP Global Fundraising Professional of the Year award. In 2013, she received the Henry A. Rosso Medal for lifetime achievement from the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and in 2016 was named a Distinguished Fellow by AFP. A Stanford University graduate (BA, MA), she has been recognized for her volunteer work with their highest award for volunteer service, The Gold Spike. She serves now on the boards of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale, Grace Cathedral and USF/INOM. She has published seven books including Beyond Fundraising and The AAA Way to Fundraising Success.

Mary Barbara Schultz Mary Barbara Schultz – Philanthropist
Mary dedicated her life to leadership and philanthropy, volunteering time, experience, skill, and financial assistance. She served as Honorary Chair of Building Better Health, which raised more than $65M towards MGH 2.0. She funded a linear accelerator for MarinHealth’s Cancer Center, and renovation of the Emergency Department. Mary Barbara’s gifts have impacted nursing education, Cardiovascular care, Robotic Surgery, Hearing and Speech, Labor and Delivery, and much more. She has served as President of the Arthritis Foundation of Northern California and Marin Charitable. California Academy of Sciences Building Campaign, art museums, Guide Dogs, Sunny Hills, Hospice by the Bay, Marin Symphony, and Vivaldi Music program at San Domenico.

Sponsors: Roselyne Chroman Swig | James C. Hormel and Michael P. Nguyen


Outstanding Philanthropist Award
Presented to an individual or family with a record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility.

Regan Pritzker Regan Pritzker
Regan has a background in education, and began her engagement with philanthropy in 2005 when her parents started the Libra Foundation and she and her siblings joined as board members. She co-founded the Kataly Foundation with her husband in 2018 with the goal of moving all assets to community ownership. She sees her role in philanthropy as actively engaging in redistributing wealth, and works with other progressive funders and movement activists in pursuit of a Just Transition; building a regenerative economy that supports ecological and social well-being.

Sponsors: Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock


Outstanding Fundraising Volunteers Award
Presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in coordinating other volunteers for major fundraising projects for more than one nonprofit organization.

Lynne Benioff Lynne Benioff
Lynne is the co-chair of TIME and active on the boards of several organizations. She is a Distinguished Director of the Board of Overseers of the University of California San Francisco Foundation, and serves on the board of directors of The Rise Fund, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, Common Sense Media and the Benioff Ocean Initiative. Ms. Benioff was appointed to the Presidio Trust board by President Barack Obama in 2015 and currently chairs its Governance Committee and co-chairs the Tunnel Tops Campaign Committee. In 2014, Ms. Benioff was honored by Mayor Ed Lee as one of San Francisco’s “Women of the Year.” She received a B.S. from the University of Washington.

Mark Buell Mark Buell
Mark is a native San Franciscan, a graduate of the University of San Francisco and a decorated Vietnam veteran. He has spent 35 years in both public and private real estate development. Mark served as San Francisco’s first Director of Economic Development under Joseph Alioto and later served as the first Director of the Emeryville Redevelopment Agency from 1977 to 1985. Buell served on the Boards of various non-profit organizations including the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Bolinas Museum, the Chez Panisse Foundation and the California Academy of Sciences. He is President of the SF Recreation and Park Commission, President of the Marin Community Foundation and past Chairman of the America’s Cup Organizing Committee. Buell is married to the former Susie Russell Tompkins and has two children from a previous marriage: Sabrina and Justin.

Randi Fisher Randi Fisher
Randi is a philanthropist and social entrepreneur focused on the nexus of the environment, health, and community. She is co-founder and trustee of the Pisces Foundation in San Francisco. The Foundation’s vision, “people and nature thriving together,” reflects Randi’s belief that awareness of the interconnectedness between people and nature is critical to our collective future. Randi is involved in the full range this work with an emphasis on the Environmental Education Program, supporting young people to develop environmental know-how needed to build stronger, more equitable communities and foster a sustainable environment. She also serves in leadership positions at Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the National Park Foundation. Randi is also a co-founder and advisory council member of Ten Strands and Blue Sky Funders Forum.

Sponsors: Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang | Shenson Foundation


Outstanding Corporate Grantmaker Award
Recognizing a corporation or its foundation that displays an outstanding commitment to philanthropy through its financial support and by encouraging other companies to be philanthropic leaders.

Twitter Logo Twitter
Twitter’s vision is to bring the company and community together as a force for good. We use the positive power of Twitter to strengthen our communities through employee engagement, platform activation, and corporate giving. We focus on internet safety and education, equality, free speech and civil liberties, crisis response, and environmental conservation and sustainability. In these ways, Twitter seeks to foster greater understanding, equality, and opportunity in the communities where we operate.

Sponsors: Dolby | Salesforce


Outstanding Foundation or Grantmaking Organization Award
Presented to an individual or family with a record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility.

West Contra Costa Public Education Fund logo West Contra Costa Public Education Fund
The West Contra Costa Public Education Fund (Ed Fund) is a key partner for the West Contra Costa Unified School District. The Ed Fund plays a unique and necessary role in supporting our region’s public schools and community. As an independent nonprofit, the Ed Fund strengthens the entire educational ecosystem by mobilizing community investments, bringing stakeholders together, and advocating for the experiences of teachers, students and their families. Through the Ed Fund, our community joins together to invest in the success of our young people, our public schools, and the promise to deliver a first-class education to each child.

Sponsor: Pitch & Cathie Johnson * Asset Management Company


Outstanding Foundation or Grantmaking Professional Award
Honoring a foundation professional who initiates or supports creative nonprofit efforts and develops philanthropic partnerships with organizations and communities in exceptionally effective or unique ways.

Daranee Petsod Daranee Petsod - Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
In a career spanning more than 30 years, Daranee Petsod (she/her/hers) has played a variety of leadership roles to advance justice and equity for marginalized communities. As president of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), she has catalyzed and leveraged hundreds of millions in funding to protect the rights of immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers—and cultivate their inclusion and contributions to our society. Under Daranee’s leadership, GCIR was named the Funders’ Affinity Group of the Year in 2017 by Inside Philanthropy for its key role in organizing funder pushback to anti-immigrant policies.

Sponsor: Pisces Foundation


Hank Rosso Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award
Honoring an individual fundraising professional who practices their profession in an exemplary manner.

Katherine Bella Katherine Bella
Katherine has dedicated her professional life to advancing the missions of a wide variety of nonprofit organizations throughout the country, with special focus on Bay Area nonprofits. She has served on numerous nonprofit boards, worked as a nonprofit Chief Executive Officer, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Development Officer, and consulted with more than 100 nonprofit organizations. Kathy currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer at PRC, a San Francisco anti-poverty agency. She also is a board member at Goodwill of San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo Counties and the Friends and Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library.

Sponsors: John and Marcia Goldman Foundation


Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award
Recognizing service by young people (ages 5 to 17) who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the community through direct financial support, development of charitable programs, volunteering, and leadership in philanthropy.

Kylie Frame Kylie Frame
Kylie is a recent Tamalpais High School graduate, who has spent the past few years in her school's leadership program, running community outreach events. When COVID-19 brought her senior year to a sudden halt, she started Feed The Frontlines Marin and raised nearly $70,000 to support local restaurants by purchasing meals and delivering them to frontline workers across Marin. Kylie focused on working with restaurants that source from local farms and bakeries in order to support the local economy, and she delivered over 4,000 total meals, distributing to healthcare workers, as well as refuse, grocery store, pharmacy, and nursing home employees.

Sponsor: Barbara Bakar


Vineyards Award
Celebrating a visionary organization with an operating budget under $1 million that is addressing serious community issues and is an inspiration to nonprofits, philanthropic organizations, and individuals.

City Hope Logo City Hope - Rev. Paul Trudeau and Rev. Sally Steele
City Hope is a living room for those without enough living space, creatively offering as many elements of home as possible for our Tenderloin neighbors on the margins. City Hope House, a two-year transitional sober living home for 22 residents who have graduated from recovery programs, is our supportive community that prevents participants from falling into homelessness. At City Hope Community Center, vulnerable neighbors enjoy family-style meals and fun nights of movies and karaoke, plus bathrooms, hot showers, and even socks and toothbrushes. COVID temporarily requires to-go meals outdoors, but we continue to feed and deliver groceries to hundreds weekly.

Sponsor: Twitter


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NPD 2019