National Philanthropy Day

Imperial Valley's 7th annual National Philanthropy Day lunch celebration will take place at the Old Eucalyptus Schoolhouse in El Centro, CA on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. 

Join us for a celebration and gathering of community leaders, volunteers, and philanthropists to celebrate the impact of philanthropy benefiting the Imperial Valley, and to thank those individuals and businesses that have made exceptional contributions of their time, spirit and support to make the Imperial Valley a better place to live.

Keynote speaker: Mr. Andy Carey, Executive Director of the US - Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership.

Congratulations to the 2019 NPD Award Recipients & Honorees!

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Elise & Phil Heald

Philanthropist of the Year

  • Dr. George Fareed

Spirit of Philanthropy (Volunteer of the Year)

  • Mary Miller

Philanthropic Corporation of the Year

  • Vessey & Co.

Special Nonprofit Achievement (Organization of Impact)

  • Imperial Valley Food Bank

Distinguished Philanthropists

  • Dr. George Fareed
  • Kim & Kevin Grizzle
  • Lisa & Justin Lofton
  • Mary Sue & Bob Shank

Distinguished Volunteers

  • Ross Daniels
  • Leticia Garcia
  • Carla Kuhns
  • Ellie Kussman
  • Mary Miller
  • Lisa Chapin Winkler
Special thanks to Senator Ben Hueso's and Assemblyman Eduard Garcia's offices for their participation in this year's NPD celebration, and for their recognition of all of the honorees. The certificates and your support are greatly appreciated. 
 
Thank you to this year's growing list of sponsors:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD SPONSOR

AWARD SPONSORS

        

BENEFACTORS

             

             

PATRONS

      

      

      

FRIENDS 

Past Award Recipients (All Years)

Lifetime Achievement

  • Ed & Patty McGrew (2018)
  • George & Audrey McFaddin (2017)
  • Ben & Loretta Abatti (2016)
  • Dennis Kern (2015)
  • Jack & Joan Tyler (2014)
  • Norm Lassey (2013)

Philanthropist of the Year

  • Craig & Vicki Elmore (2018)
  • Jim Abatti & Deborah Owen (2017)
  • Bob & Carol Wilson (2016)
  • Edward “Jiggs” Johnson (2015)
  • Betty Young (2014)

Spirit of Philanthropy (Volunteer of the Year)

  • Donna Grizzle (2018)
  • Bill Gates (2017)
  • Jessica Solorio (2016)
  • Mary Sue Shank (2015)
  • Betty Jo McNeece (2014)

Philanthropic Corporation of the Year

  • El Toro Export, LLC (2018)
  • Rabobank (2017)
  • Rogers & Rogers (2016)
  • Alford Distributing Co. (2015)
  • First Imperial Credit Union (2014)

Distinguished Philanthropists

  • Shelvie & Ann Crittendon (2018)
  • John & Cathy Kennerson (2018)
  • Maria de Lourdes “Lulu” Castro (2018)
  • Jim Abatti & Deborah Owen (2017)
  • Alliance Healthcare Foundation (2017)
  • Elms Equipment Rentals (2017)
  • Hon. Judge Ruth Montenegro (2017)
  • Nancy Sasaki (2017)
  • Larry Fleming (2016)
  • Miyoko Oshima (2016)
  • Tenaska (2016)
  • Paul & Debbie Cameron (2015)
  • Bill Gates (2015)
  • Kevin & Kim Grizzle (2015)
  • George Martin (2015)
  • Sadie Rubin (2015)
  • Al & Alma Vinson (2015)
  • Les Rogers (2014)
  • Clyde Shields (2014)
  • Robert Perez (2014)
  • Harry & Jo Ann Weissman (2014)
  • Friends of the Holtville Library (2014)
  • Hope Davis, PhD (2014)
  • Rabobank (2014)
  • Sue Giller (2014)
  • Employees of Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District (2014)
  • Don Brock (2013)
  • Debbie Cameron (2013)
  • Phil & Elise Heald (2013)
  • Gordon & Jeannie Jongeward (2013)
  • Charlene Marriner (2013)
  • James Roach, MD (2013)
  • Ron & Linda Rubin (2013)
  • Joe Montenegro (2013)
  • Southern California Gas Company (2013)
  • Jack & Joan Tyler (2013)

Distinguished Volunteers

  • Cliff Caldwell (2018)
  • Abraham Rubalcava (2018)
  • Barbara Deol (2018)
  • Sheriann Hess (2018)
  • Robert Trimm (2018)
  • Paul & Kim Hamby (2018)
  • Adrienne Dymond (2018)
  • Gene Bumbera (2017)
  • Marselle Cooke (2017)
  • Jesus Escobar (2017)
  • Lucy Hendry (2017)
  • Jaime Honold (2017)
  • Judith Lowe (2017)
  • Ed Snively (2017)
  • Tom Topuzes (2017)
  • Marie Barrett (2016)
  • Ramona “Rae” Cazares (2016)
  • Lillian Finnell (2016)
  • Mike Gilbert (2016)
  • Leigh Humphrey (2016)
  • Carla Kuhns (2016)
  • Andrew Lowenthal (2016)
  • Veronica “Ronnie” Avila-Platero (2016)
  • Isidoro Romero (2016)
  • Jennifer Thomason (2016)
  • James & Stacy Arthur (2015)
  • Bob Barros (2015)
  • Silvestre Benitez (2015)
  • Stacie Chandler (2015)
  • Rosa Caro (2015)
  • Martin Fitzurka (2015)
  • Richard Fragale (2015)
  • Timothy E. Kelley (2015)
  • Molly Johnson (2015)
  • Pam Littrell (2015)
  • Martha Luna (2015)
  • Betty Predmore (2015)
  • Roland Pritchard (2015)
  • Carla Kuhns (2014)
  • Jeff Green (2014)
  • Ron Stillman, DDS (2014)
  • Blake Miles (2014)
  • Charles “Chuck” R. Fisher (2014)
  • Luis Estrada (2014)
  • Emma Jones (2014)
  • Aide Fulton (2014)
  • Marcy Bingham (2014)
  • Teri Woelke (2014)
  • Chuck Bucher (2014)
  • Kelly Lugenbeel-Barrios (2014)
  • Gregory “Greg” S. Smith (2014)
  • Tom DuBose (2014)
  • Bob Barros (2013)
  • Marselle Cooke (2013)
  • Jose Cuellar (2013)
  • Cynthia Delvalle (2013)
  • Stephen Fairbanks (2013)
  • Erik Freeman (2013)
  • John Glaser (2013)
  • Patty McGrew (2013)
  • Nancie Rhodes (2013)
  • Tom Topuzes (2013)
  • Lori Young (2013)
  • Evelyn Zinn (2013)

Please follow the links below to view some programs from previous years. 

For more information or questions, please contact Bobby Brock, IVCF President/CEO at (760) 336-0055 or email bobby@ivcommunityfoundation.org.