2021 Nominees

Congratulations to the 2021 National Philanthropy Day Nominees!

Outstanding Grantmaking Organization

  • David C. Copley Foundation – Feeding San Diego
  • Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation – Maritime Museum of San Diego
  • Grossmont Healthcare District – Mama’s Kitchen
  • International Community Foundation – Self-Nominated
  • Last Mile San Diego – San Ysidro Health
  • The Conrad Prebys Foundation – KPBS, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, San Diego State University
  • The Parker Foundation – San Diego Repertory Theatre
  • The Peacemakers Fund – Center for World Music, The Worldview Project
  • The San Diego County Employees Charitable Organization (CECO) – Neighborhood Healthcare
  • The San Diego Foundation – Neighborhood Healthcare

 

Outstanding Philanthropic Business or Corporation

  • Falck USA – Southwest Strategies
  • Hawthorne Cat – Boys and Girls Club of Greater SD
  • La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre – Humble Design San Diego
  • Spirit Halloween – Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
  • TD Ameritrade – Mama’s Kitchen
  • Viasat – Blue Star Families
  • WAXIE – American Cancer Society

 

Outstanding Youth/Student Volunteer

  • Emery & Devan Foote – Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • Megan Laplante – Girl Scouts San Diego
  • Olivia Jensen – Sharp Grossmont Hospital

 

Outstanding Volunteer

  • Alexia Quintero – Oncology and Kids (OAK)
  • Anthony Jackson – CSUSM
  • Debbie Dyar – San Diego Oasis
  • Dottie Cunningham – Father Joe’s Villages
  • Irma Castro – Barrio Logan College Institute
  • Jack McGrory – San Diego State University
  • Kay Coleman – American Cancer Society, The San Diego Foundation
  • Marta Werner - Mission San Luis Rey Parish
  • Marybeth Glenn – Neighborhood Healthcare
  • Rick Hazard – American Cancer Society
  • Steve Sato – Buddhist Temple of San Diego


Outstanding Philanthropist

  • Andrew Achterkirchen – Barrio Logan College Institute
  • Carol Vassiliadis – KPBS
  • Cathy Stiefel & J. Keith Behner – KPBS
  • Chad & Mande Buckmaster – Options for All
  • Daniel and Phyllis Epstein – UC San Diego
  • Dave & Charlene Walker – Home of Guiding Hands
  • Dorothea Laub – Paul’s Senior Services
  • Gwendolyn Sontheim – Helen Woodward Animal Center, Lucky Duck, Ocean Discovery Institute, Pacific Ridge School, Feeding San Diego, San Diego Padres, Lori & Bill Walton, SWITCHFOOT BRO-AM Foundation, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, Father Joe Carroll, San Diego Gas & Electric, Michael Brunker, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
  • Hanna & Mark Gleiberman – Lawrence Family Jewish Community Centers San Diego County
  • John Henkel – San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum
  • Laura Shawver – The Clarity Foundation
  • Rich & Donna Aeling – Neighborhood Healthcare
  • Ron & Alexis Fowler – San Diego State University
  • Sally Wong Avery – California Wester School of Law
  • Una Davis & Jack McGrory – La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Symphony

 

Outstanding Development Professional

  • Amy Fouts-Wampler – Salk Institute
  • Kristin Wiggins – Father Joe’s Villages
  • Leticia Martinez - International Community Foundation, Eyra Erickson, Angelica Leyva, Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce, Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego, This is About Humanity
  • Oliver Welty – Jean Larsen, Linda Katz, Lidia Martinez, Home Start, Geoff Graham, David Lang, John Van Cleef
  • Robin Israel - Seacrest Village Retirement Communities
  • Rosa Maria Hernandez – MANA de San Diego
  • Sharyn Goodson – Leichtag Foundation, ElderHelp of San Diego, North County Philanthropy Council, Coastal Roots Farm, Live Love Foundation of Salvation, Alison Aragon, Computers2Kids, Hands of Peace, Trisha Gooch, Lenise Andrade, Nina Jimenez Taylor, San Diego Oasis, Wendy Sabin-Lasker, Jewish Federation of San Diego County, National University
  • Teresa Mendoza – CSUSM
  • Tyler Grigsby – Netzel Grigsby Associates

 

Outstanding Organization for Diversity & Inclusion

  • Feel Something Foundation – Rady Children’s Hospital
  • Options for All – San Diego Pride
  • Reality Changers – Self-Nominated
  • San Ysidro Health – Self-Nominated
  • The Foundation For The Children Of The Californias – Art Stillwell, CFRE