AFP-SBV IS SEEKING AWARD NOMINATIONS | AFP-SBV National Philanthropy Day Call For Nominations

Deadline Extended Until July 30th

Santa Barbara, CA, July 22, 2021 – The Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter (AFP-SBV) is seeking award nominations for National Philanthropy Day (NPD) 2021. Please help us identify those who are making an impact though leadership, volunteerism, and/or financial contribution by nominating an individual or organization in one of the following categories:

  • Philanthropist of the Year (one in each County)
  • Volunteer of the Year (one in each County)
  • Professional Fundraiser of the Year
  • Youth Philanthropist of the Year (age range: 16-23)
  • Champion for Social Justice
  • For a nomination form, please visit and submit it by the deadline: Friday, July 30, 2021. Letters of support can follow.
  • For information about AFP-SBV National Philanthropy Day 2021, please visit
  • For Chapter sponsorship opportunities, please contact Stephanie Wilson at [email protected].


2020 AFP-SBV NPD Honorees (above, left to right):

  • Philanthropist of the Year: Kate McLean, Nonprofit Strategies
  • Volunteer of the Year: Karen Allen, Creative Arts Workshop
  • Professional Fundraiser of the Year: Claudia Armann, McCune Foundation
  • Champions for Social Justice: Simone Akila Ruskamp & Krystle Farmer Seighart, Healing Justice Santa Barbara
  • Youth in Philanthropy: Zoomers to Boomers
  • Special 2020 Award: Exceptional Adaptability: Kids & Families Together

Please join us for AFP-SBV National Philanthropy Day 2021 on Tuesday, November 16, 4:00-7:00 pm, at the Museum of Ventura County. Together let’s celebrate our 2021 honorees, but first please nominate them. Thank you.

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