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14th Annual National Philanthropy Day® In The Desert Celebrates Honorees Who Are “Changing The World With A Giving Heart”

14th Annual National Philanthropy Day® In The Desert

Celebrates Honorees Who Are

“Changing The World With A Giving Heart”

By Madeline Zuckerman

National Philanthropy Day® In The Desert is a special day set aside to recognize and celebrate the many contributions the philanthropic community has made. Given the circumstances as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Association of Fundraising Professionals CA, Desert Communities Chapter, is adapting, in true Coachella Valley form, with creativity and enthusiasm. The organization is thrilled to announce its Valley-wide virtual celebration, honoring six exemplary honorees at the 14th Annual National Philanthropy Day® In The Desert Awards on Friday, November 6, 2020. This will be a KESQ Event Live Stream at 12 noon on November 6. To view click on kesq.com/livestream-events.

“National Philanthropy Day® acknowledges the entire spectrum of services provided by the nonprofit community, and recognizes the profound impact that philanthropy has on the fabric of society,” stated Judi Olivas, President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals CA, Desert Communities Chapter.

Presenting Sponsors and Honorary Chairs for this year’s NPD Awards are Patti and Jack Grundhofer.

This year’s outstanding honorees include:

OUTSTANDING PHILANTHROPISTS – TIM AND CAROL ROCHFORD

OUTSTANDING FUNDRAISING VOLUNTEER – SUE TOWNSLEY

OUTSTANDING PHILANTHROPIC FOUNDATION, CORPORATION, OR CIVIC SERVICE ORGANIZATION – AGUA CALIENTE BAND OF CAHUILLA INDIANS

OUTSTANDING NONPROFIT FOUNDER – SELBY DUNHAM, BIGHORN BAM

OUTSTANDING YOUTH IN PHILANTHROPY –LEO MILMET

OUTSTANDING FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONAL– LIZ CHAMBERS

“I am honored to be the Event Chair of the NPD Awards, and to have the opportunity to highlight the profound impact the nonprofit community has throughout the Coachella Valley,” stated Kristin Bloomer. “I personally invite you to celebrate philanthropy and recognize all those who serve and support the communities within our Valley,” she continued.

Founded in 1960, the Association of Fundraising Professionals is the professional association generating philanthropic support for a variety of charitable institutions, advancing philanthropy through its 31,556 members in 244 chapters throughout the world.

Exclusive Media Sponsors for this year’s Awards include:
PALM SPRINGS LIFE, THE DESERT SUN & LOCALiQ, KESQ NEWS CHANNEL 3, ALPHA MEDIA- PALM SPRINGS, and LAMAR BILLBOARD.

Sponsorships and advertising opportunities are available. For Sponsorship information please contact Brian Daly at 310–562–6327 or brian.daly@redcross.org For event information please visit www.afpcadesert.org or contact Event Chair Kristin Bloomer at 760-459-5019 or kristin@psfilmfest.org

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