Frequently Asked Questions

Invitations will be mailed in the fall with a specified RSVP date. RSVPs will be accepted through our on-line reservation system. To ensure you receive an invitation, please submit your complete mailing address on the Contact form.

Local non-profit organizations, volunteer or service organizations, professionals in the field of fundraising or the public benefit sector, e.g. consultants, and schools are eligible to submit nominations.

Awards are presented to individuals, corporations, service organizations, youth, and young adults who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to the community as a whole, through direct financial support, development of charitable programs, innovative program development, volunteerism, and outstanding leadership in the field of philanthropy, from Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.

Applications will be rated by a team of reviewers representing members of the local AFP and DEN chapters, local leaders of private foundations, and business leaders from the community.

National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) to recognize the great contributions of philanthropists and those active in the philanthropic community whose purpose is to enrich the world.

The Development Executives Network (DEN) first hosted the event in our community in 1992. Currently, the Monterey Bay Chapter of AFP now hosts the celebration.

Complete our Contact Form or send a message via email to 2018 National Philanthropy Day for the Central Coast Co-Chairs: Kris Edmunds (831) 373-4438 x128 | and Chelsea Storm-Larsen (831) 759-3017 |