National Philanthropy Day Celebrates 5 Community Leaders

Posted By on December 17, 2018

The Event: Celebration of Philanthropy Annual Awards Luncheon

The Cause: Association of Fundraising Professionals – Greater Arizona Chapter 

Mission: The Greater Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals advances philanthropy by fostering the development and growth of fundraising professionals and promoting ethical and effective fundraising standards.

Top Tier Sponsors: Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at Maricopa Community Colleges & AES-Auction and Event Solutions

Date held:November 7, 2018

Venue: Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel

Highlight: Twenty-one Spirit of Philanthropy Awards were given by local nonprofits at the event as well as five Leadership Awards. Debbie Castaldo, Vice President of Corporate and Community Impact for the Arizona Diamondbacks shared an incredible update on the status of the D-backs Give Back program. The Arizona Diamondbacks are now the most charitable team in Major League Baseball.           

Notable moment: Congratulations to Carol & David Eaton, Sanderson Ford, Phyllis Dumond & Kathy Jorgenson, Lisa Notaro and the Williams Field High School Student Council For the recognition as philanthropic leaders.

  • AFP President Chris Sar Kicks Off the Celebration of Philanthropy Program
  • AFP Master of Ceremonies, Lin Sue Cooney
  • Beverly Peden accepts the Outstanding Students in Philanthropy for Williams Field High School Student Council
  • Lisa Notaro, CFRE of St. Mary's Food Bank Accepts the Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award
  • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraisers, Phyllis Dumond and Kathy Jorgenson
  • The Sanderson Ford Team Accepts with Award for Outstanding Corporation_Foundation for Operation Santa Claus
  • Carol and David Eaton Accept the Outstanding Philanthropists Award
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