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Our 31st Annual National Philanthropy Day ® (NPD) Award Luncheon will be held on Thursday, November 2nd at 11:30 am at the event's Major Supporting Sponsor, Valley Presbyterian Hospital's Jean & David Fleming Health Education Center in Van Nuys.

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National Philanthropy Day ® 2017 Outstanding Awardees grant us the opportunity to honor and celebrate local philanthropic heroes. The honorees:

Marla & Steven Kort, Outstanding Philanthropists

Cheryl "Cookie" Hopper, Outstanding Volunteer

Anthony Angelini, Outstanding Youth Volunteer

Comerica Bank, Outstanding Corporate Foundation

Stephanie Wilson, CFRE, Outstanding Professional Fundraiser

In addition, National Philanthropy Day ® Medallion honorees, volunteers and other philanthropists, are named by organizations from the Greater San Fernando Valley during the award luncheon. 

“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.

The Greater San Fernando Valley Chapter thanks Valley Presbyterian Hospital for being our Major Supporting Sponsor. 

We also wish to extend our gratitude to our other sponsors: Ability First, Los Angeles Valley College, and Valley Village.

Please consider joining us as a sponsor.  We look forward to you joining us at National Philanthropy on November 2, 2017.

Jean & David Fleming Health Education Center