Thursday, November 18, 2021
National Philanthropy Day

A Virtual Celebration with
Michael Krasny, PhD 
Master of Ceremonies

National Philanthropy Day is a special day to recognize and pay tribute to the meaningful contributions that philanthropy — and those active in our own philanthropic community — make to our lives, communities and world. This year, AFP Golden Gate will join chapters across the country and around the world on November 18 to present National Philanthropy Day 2021 virtually, and honor individuals, organizations and businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area who generously give their time, talents and resources for the enrichment and benefit of our communities. Please join us in celebrating the giving spirit and exemplary leaders of our philanthropic community.

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Thank you to all members who submitted a nomination! Nominations are now closed. 

Lifetime Achievement
THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD recognizes an outstanding individual for their extraordinary contributions, influential work and ongoing engagement in philanthropy in the San Francisco Bay Area over their lifetime. This award is bestowed by the Board of Directors of AFP Golden Gate at the recommendation of the Awards Committee and is not necessarily awarded every year. Letters of support are not required or accepted.

Outstanding Philanthropist Award
THE OUTSTANDING PHILANTHROPIST AWARD is presented to an individual or family with a record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility, and who encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles in their communities.

Outstanding Fundraising Volunteers
THE OUTSTANDING FUNDRAISING VOLUNTEER AWARD is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in coordinating groups of volunteers for major fundraising projects of more than one nonprofit organization. The recipient should demonstrate exceptional skills coordinating and inspiring groups of volunteers for fundraising projects that benefit charitable institutions and show a commitment to the advancement of philanthropy.

Outstanding Corporate Grantmaker
THE OUTSTANDING CORPORATE GRANTMAKER AWARD recognizes a corporation or its foundation that displays an outstanding commitment to philanthropy not only through its financial support but also by encouraging and motivating others to take leadership roles in philanthropy and community involvement activities.

Outstanding Foundation or Grantmaking Organization
THE OUTSTANDING FOUNDATION OR GRANTMAKING ORGANIZATION AWARD recognizes a private or community foundation or community grantmaking organization that provides financial support, inspiration, encouragement and motivation to nonprofits and grantmakers alike – as well as developing innovative approaches to philanthropy.

Outstanding Foundation or Grantmaking Professional
grantmaking professional who individually initiates or supports creative nonprofit efforts and works to develop
philanthropic partnerships with organizations and communities. This will be a professional whose individual
contributions to nonprofit/foundation philanthropic teamwork are exceptionally effective or unique.

Hank Rosso Outstanding Fundraising Professional
THE OUTSTANDING FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONAL AWARD honors an individual fundraising professional who practices his or her profession in an exemplary manner.

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
THE OUTSTANDING YOUTH IN PHILANTHROPY AWARD (ages 5-17) recognizes service by an individual or group of young people ages 5 to 17 at the time they are nominated, who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the community through direct financial support, development of charitable programs, volunteering, and leadership in philanthropy.

Vineyards Award
THE VINEYARDS AWARD celebrates an organization having an operating budget of less than $1,000,000 but
which is nonetheless effectively addressing serious community problems. This is a visionary group that, through
passionate staff commitment and the innovative use of volunteers and/or community partnerships, is an
inspirational model for other nonprofits, philanthropic organizations, and individuals.

Learn more about past honorees.

National Philanthropy Day Co-Chairs 2021
*Nicole C. Brown, Director, Individual Philanthropy, 826 Valencia
*Louise Gregory, Executive Director of Development, UC Berkeley Library

*Tim Whalen, Chief Development Officer, Save the Redwoods League

Awards Committee
*Liz Kolcun, President and Chief Development Officer, Marin Health Foundation
*Ken Sommer, Director of Advancement, George Mark Children's House
Judy Agnew, Senior Managing Director, Regional Development at Conservation International
Chandra Alexandre, Chief Executive Officer, Community Action Marin
Charles Casey, President, Pacific Foundation Services
Amy Charles, Programs Associate and Eureka Fellowship Director, Fleishhacker Foundation

Jasmine Jones, MPA, Executive Director, West Contra Costa Public Education Fund
Miguel Ruelas, Director of Development, Hospice by the Bay
Jared Scherer, Director, Donor Events & Communications, California Academy of Sciences

Kay Sprinkel Grace, FAFP, Principal and Founder, Transforming Philanthropy

Nominating Committee
*Nancy Sackson
*Wanda Scott, Founder and Principal Consultant, Wanda Scott and Associates
Mona Chang, Senior Major Gifts Officer, Tipping Point Community
Iris Fluellen, Campaign Director, San Francisco/Marin Food Bank
Alex Horton, Senior Program Officer, Genentech Foundation
Nancy Kami, Executive Director, The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund
Brenda Laribee, Senior Development Officer, East Bay Community Foundation
Fred Levin, Chair, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Katherine Thompson, Chief Development and Communications Officer and Canon Development, Grace Cathedral

Tributes Committee
*Paul Blaney, Development Manager, Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
*Martha Henderson
*Henry Pacheco, Senior Advisor, Capacity Blueprint
Jay Auslander, JD, Director of Development, Contemporary Jewish Museum
Jim Armstrong, Senior Consultant, Brown Schroeder & Associates
Pam Cook, ACFRE, Principal, Cook Silverman Search
Susan Corlett, Principal, Susan Corlett Consulting 
Sandy Drew
Louise Gregory, Executive Director of Development, UC Berkeley Library 
Lenore McDonald, Director of Development, Center for Elders' Independence 
Theresa Nelson, CFRE, Founder and Principal, Theresa Nelson & Associates 
Margie Ryan, CFRE, Major Gifts and Planned Giving Manager, Save Mount Diablo
Rebecca Schuett
Christopher Shields, Founder and Principal, Shields Capital Development
Audrey L. Yee, Esq., Director of Planned Gifts, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy