inspiring philanthropy


The first time Melanie Lundquist herself raised funds was in 1956, when she went door to door for the March of Dimes. While she found philanthropy intriguing, Lundquist never thought she would be able to be a philanthropist herself. As she matured, however, she took her parents’ repeated advice to heart: “When you leave this world, it had better be a better world for your having been here.”

Today Melanie and her husband Richard are definitely making the world better, most notably for the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools and Torrance Memorial Medical Center, but also for several other organizations where they feel their philanthropy can make a real difference.

We are thrilled to welcome Melanie as our opening keynote speaker November 7 at the AFP-GLAC Regional Philanthropy Conference, “Inspiring Philanthropy.” You won’t want to miss it.

THIS JUST IN!  CFRE International has approved the conference for 7 continuing education points!

Our Inspirational Lunch will celebrate this year's National Philanthropy Day recipients. 

Join us at the JW Marriott Los Angeles on November 7, 2018!

Click on the links for more details.

Conference  National Philanthropy Day Lunch
Sessions  Honorees
Speakers  Tribute Book Information
Fees  Fees
Sponsorship  Sponsorship


  • AFP-GLAC is Proud to announce the 2018 National Philanthropy Day Honorees

    Lifetime Achievement Award - Wendy Garen
    Nominated by Partners in Care Foundation

    Outstanding Nonprofit - Villa Esperanza Services

    Outstanding Professional Fundraiser - Wayne Herron
    Nominated by Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Health

    Outstanding Foundation - UniHealth
    Nominated by Cedars-Sinai

    Outstanding Young Philanthropist - Richard & Eric Dong
    Nominated by Union Station Homeless Services

    CLICK HERE  to register for the NPD Lunch ONLY.

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