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The San Diego Chapter of the worldwide Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) upholds the mission of the international association and advances philanthropy in the San Diego region by empowering members, prospective members and representatives of other organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising.

AFP San Diego is dedicated to stimulating a world of generosity and positive social change through best practices in fundraising. The largest network of professionals devoted to fundraising worldwide—with 33,000 members—we raise more than $115 billion annually. This is equivalent to one-quarter of all charitable giving in North America. In San Diego, our focus is on strengthening the region by educating development professionals and nonprofit leaders in best practices in fundraising, applying the high standards of the AFP Code of Ethics. 

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Lisa Ritchie, Richard Tollefson, Brian Zumbano, Adrienne Vargas, Javier Guerrero, Pam Becker

2017 Giving Surpasses $410 Billion-San Diegans hear the details through AFP

On June 13, AFPSD hosted an event for members to review and discuss the recently-released Giving USA Annual Report for 2017 at the Sanford Consortium in La Jolla.The event was co-sponsored by The Phoenix Philanthropy Group and Presenting Sponsor UC San Diego.

Richard Tollefson, Phoenix Philanthropy Group President and Founder, gave a wide-ranging review of this year's report on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States. A panel conversation revealed the trends and data from the report most relevant to the San Diego nonprofit community, including how to incorporate the findings into the community's development work. After, guests discussed the findings and networked during an outdoor reception at Bella Vista Cafe.

Participating on the panel were: Adrienne Vargas, Associate Vice President of Development at San Diego State University; Pam Becker, Executive Director of Canine Companions for Independence; and Javier Guerrero, Executive Director of Coastal Roots Farms, and President of the North County Philanthropy Council. The panel was moderated by Brian Zumbano, Vice President of Development at The San Diego Foundation, and Vice President for Education for AFPSD.



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