National Philanthropy Day 2018

National Philanthropy Day 2018

The Yosemite Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is pleased to announce the 2018 National Philanthropy Day awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 8 at the Gallo Center for the Arts. During a lunch reception, members of our community who have shown excellence in philanthropy will be honored in each of the categories below. Winners will also be awarded $100 to direct to the charity of their choice.

We invite the community to nominate people and organization to receive one of these distinctive awards:

Outstanding Philanthropist
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Outstanding Youth Philanthropist
Outstanding Fundraising Professional
Outstanding Corporate Donor or Small Business Donor in Philanthropy
Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation or Service Organization

Nominees from all walks of life are welcome, as are self-nominations, but must be received no later than June 15, 2018. Nomination an inspirational philanthropist HERE! 

You'll also want to join us at the luncheon to celebrate the awardees. Purchase your tickets in advance!

Past Award Winners

Please note: Past awardees are not eligible to win for the same category. They may however be nominated for a different category.

Outstanding Philanthropist

Bob & Marie Gallo (2016); Matt and Maria Swanson (2014); Jane Vilas (2012); Jeani and John Ferrari (2011); John Mayol (2009); Carl Boyett, Dr. Steve and Ann Endsley (2007); Marian Palmer (2005); Bill & Mary Lyons (2003); John & June Rogers (1999)

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Joseph Swain (2016); Sheila Carroll (2014); Marie Assali (2012); Dr. Tom Van Groningen (2011); Robert “Bob” Saunders (2009); Kenni Friedman (2007); Dianne Gagos (2005); Carmen Skeen (2003); Millie Wise (2001); Bette Belle Smith (1999)

Outstanding Youth Philanthropist

Emma Baily (2016); Katelyn Reza (2014); Victoria Watson (2012); Craig Jones (2011)

Outstanding Fundraising Professional

Tammy Menezes (2016); Monica Ojcius (2014); Shirley Pok (2012); Julie De Araujo (2011); Marci Boucher (2009); Larry Hostetler (2007); Carole Richard (2005); Mick Grimes (2003); Walter Strong (2001); Linda Avedon (1999)

Outstanding Corporate Donor

Emanuel Medical Center (2016); Wells Fargo (2014); Garrad and Dallas Marsh, McHenry Bowl (2012); Hilmar Cheese Company (2011); Huff Construction (2007); The Modesto Bee (2005); Foster Farms (2005); American Chevrolet (2003); Prime Shine Express (2001); E & J Gallo Winery (1999)

Outstanding Small Business Donor

(category now combined with the above) MOCSE Credit Union (2009); Varni Brothers (2007); Ambeck Mortgage (2005) Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation Cardoza Foundation (2014); Bright Family Foundation (2011); Stanislaus Education Foundation (2009); St. Luke’s Medical Practice (2007); Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation (2005)

Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation

The Cardoza Foundation (2014); Bright Family Foundation (2011); Stanislaus Education Foundation (2009);
St. Luke’s Medical Practice (2007); Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation (2005)

Outstanding Service Organization

North Modesto Kiwanis Club (2016); Modesto Rotary Club Foundation (2005); Friends of Hospice (2003); Omega Nu (2001)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Carl Boyett (2016); Jane Johnston (2014); Lucille Hammer (2011); Ron Emerzian (2009); David Barnes (2003); Patty Stone (2001)


Join us to celebrate the 2018 National Philanthropy Awardees

Nov. 8, 2018 NPD Luncheon
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