“National Philanthropy Day® is the day we recognize and pay tribute to the contributions that philanthropy -- and philanthropists -- have made to our Valley and our nation," noted Charles Robbins, President of the Greater San Fernando Valley Chapter. “With the federal government downsizing, charities have to rely more and more on individual contributions. Our honorees have made the commitment to support philanthropy in our Valley and keep the spirit of civic betterment alive and strong."
The award luncheon is a celebration of the spirit of giving. The Greater San Fernando Valley Chapter joins more than 100 chapters throughout North America in observing National Philanthropy Day ®, recognizing outstanding efforts in philanthropic causes. There will be more than 50,000 individuals participating in NPD programs and activities.
AFP is the largest association of fundraisers in the world and represents more than 30,000 fundraising practitioners across the globe. The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy supports programs and initiatives that help train fundraisers and increase knowledge and awareness of ethical fundraising.
Since 1960, AFP has inspired global change and supported efforts that generated over $1 trillion. AFP’s over 30,000 individual and organizational members raise over $100 billion annually, equivalent to one-third of all charitable giving in North America and millions more around the world.