Message from the Co-Chairs

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Orange County (AFPOC) and our Honorary Chair, Leona Aronoff Sadacca, we are excited to announce the presentation of the 39th annual National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Awards Luncheon on Thursday, November 14, 2024, at the City National Grove of Anaheim.

Orange County has a strong history of philanthropy. While we value the traditions of the past, we also understand that philanthropy and the social impact sector as a whole are ever evolving. In many ways, Orange County is leading the innovative change that is happening in our sector. Inspired by the words of last year’s Outstanding Philanthropist, Maya Patel, we are excited to announce the theme for this year, Honoring the Past, Innovating the Future.

This year’s celebration will recognize new honorees and celebrate past honorees whose dedication and generosity greatly enrich the quality of our community through their service, support, and resources. There will be a time to connect and network from 10:30 am to 11:30 am and the luncheon and awards from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

We encourage you to submit an individual, business or group who exemplifies altruism, service, and passion to make our world a better place! A volunteer panel of philanthropists and community leaders will review the submissions and select an individual, group, or business to represent each category as this year’s Outstanding Honoree. However, all who are submitted are considered honorees and will be recognized by having their name listed in the program, displayed on the screens at the event, and by being asked to stand for a round of applause.

The 2024 nomination categories are:

  • Legacy
  • Philanthropist
  • Founder
  • Volunteer Fundraiser
  • Small Corporation or Business
  • Medium Corporation or Business
  • Large Corporation or Business
  • Philanthropic Group
  • Youth or Youth Group

More details about this year’s National Philanthropy Day will be available during the coming months. In the meantime, please mark your calendar and make plans to join us on Thursday, November 14th at the City National Grove of Anaheim.

Shazeen Mufti & Kathy Ruvolo
Co-Chairs, National Philanthropy Day
Orange County-2024

2023 NPD-OC Committee

Team of Committee member in person and virtually on a screen

The Committee

2024 NPD OC

Shazeen Mufti
Mufti Consulting

Kathy Ruvolo
OC Music & Dance

2024 NPD OC
Planning Committee

Michelle Brouwer: Volunteers
Irvine Barclay Theatre

Donna Bunce: Media/Public Relations
Donna Bunce Public Relations

Kathy Corpuz: Marketing/Webmaster
Rocket Launch Marketing & PR

Andrea Dabrow: Facilities/Logistics Co-Chair
Tustin Public Schools Foundation

Brigitte De Kruyf: Program
California State University, Fullerton

Bill Ennis: Video Production
Media Magic

Scott Evans: AFPOC Administrator

Jeanne Flint: Program Chair

Janis Heckel: Volunteers
Anaheim Community Foundation

Diana Huyhn: Registration Co-Chair

Kate Klimow: Judging
UCI University Advancement

Carrie Logue: AFPOC President
Los Alamitos Education Foundation

Elizabeth McKibben: Sponsorship
Casa Teresa

Chanda Parrett, CFRE: Sponsorship
Chanda Parrett Consulting

Susan Quintero: Facilities/Logistics
City National Grove of Anaheim

Trish Reed: Sponsorship
California State University, Fullerton

Jasselle Reyes: Registration

Khushbindar Kaur Sood: Submissions/Outreach

Katy Vandermost: Sponsorship; Program
Child Creativity Lab

Matthew Wadlinger: Communications
Court Appointed Special Advocates- CASA OC

Emma Wojtusik: Sponsorship

Camryn Wood: Communications
Orange County United Way

Larry Zeiber: Judging
City of Hope