Recently I attended two inspiring events honoring persons involved with charity in San Diego. On November 7, National Philanthropy Day, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, San Diego Chapter hosted an honors luncheon
attended by over 800 persons. Honorees included the California Endowment, which is promoting health in City Heights, Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Joyce Glazer, and Keri Jucha, a teenager who makes jewelry to raise money for Rady Children’s Hospital.
On November 14, the North County Philanthropy Council honored over 60 volunteers from a spectrum of organizations. Here is a sampling of honorees: Marilyn Agrediano of Oceanside Museum of Art; Kevin Landry of Dreams for Change, which helps the homeless; Frank and Sue Russell of Fallbrook Food Pantry; and Kevin Stotmeister of Tri-City Hospital Foundation.
These two events heightened my appreciation for the breadth of philanthropy in San Diego.