National Philanthropy Day

Imperial Valley's 10th Annual 

National Philanthropy Day Celebration

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022

Save the date for Imperial Valley's 10th annual National Philanthropy Day awards celebration! 

Join us as we gather with our friends and community partners to celebrate the impact of philanthropy benefiting the Imperial Valley as we express our gratitude and recognize some of the individuals and businesses that have made exceptional contributions of their time, spirit and support to make the Imperial Valley a better place to live.

We are grateful for the efforts and contributions of the many hands and hearts that make the Imperial Valley a great place to live.

Each year we are proud to be able to extend the invitation to the community to pay tribute to the good deeds of our caring and dedicated community members and expand our list of individuals and organizations who have been recognized for their service and contributions.

Coming Soon:

  • Award Nomination Form
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Event Details & Registration

Event Program: NPD-IV 2021

Congratulations to the 2021 honorees!

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Oren R. Fox
 
PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR
Don Shank
 
SPIRIT OF PHILANTHROPY (VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR)
Sam Couchman
 
PHILANTHROPIC CORPORATION OF THE YEAR
Farm Credit West
 
SPECIAL NONPROFIT ACHIEVEMENT (ORGANIZATION OF IMPACT)
Best S.T.E.P. Forward
 
PHILANTHROPIC AWARD OF MERIT
El Centro Catholic
El Centro Regional Medical Center
 
DISTINGUISHED PHILANTHROPISTS
Margaret Sauza
Glen Huber *
Debbie & Roy Foster / RDF Express
Steve Ellison / Jordan/Central Implement
Jessica Solorio / Spread the Love Charity
Victoria Homes
 
DISTINGUISHED VOLUNTEERS
Cherisse Alford
Martha Cardenas-Singh
Christina Center
Tom DuBose
Father Mark Edney
Cindy Elmore
Julie Hamilton
James Dean Jones
Janeen Kalin
Cathy Kennerso
Federico "Fred' Miramontes
Coni Stokely
Betty Tucker
Cheryl Viegas-Walker
Aaron Rubalcava
Steven Weir
 
Thank you to this year's sponsors and participating organizations!
 
AWARD SPONSORS

Category: Lifetime Achievement Award

   Category: Volunteer of the Year / Spirit of Philanthropy

  Category: Philanthropic Corporation of the Year

    Category: Organization of Impact / Special Nonprofit Achievement

     Category: Distinguished Volunteer

BENEFACTORS

                

                     

PATRONS

FRIENDS

SPECIAL MEDIA & PRODUCTION SPONSOR

Past Award Recipients (All Years)

Lifetime Achievement

  • Bill & Sue Brandt (2020)
  • Elise & Phil Heald (2019)
  • 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

  • Bill & Marybelle Plourd (2020)
  • Dr. George Fareed (2019)
  • 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)

  • Jill Deen (2020)
  • Mary Miller (2019)
  • Donna Grizzle (2018)
  • Bill Gates (2017)
  • Jessica Solorio (2016)
  • Mary Sue Shank (2015)
  • Betty Jo McNeece (2014)

Philanthropic Corporation of the Year

  • Scaroni Family of Companies (2020)
  • Vessey & Co. (2019)
  • El Toro Export, LLC (2018)
  • Rabobank (2017)
  • Rogers & Rogers (2016)
  • Alford Distributing Co. (2015)
  • First Imperial Credit Union (2014)

Special Nonprofit Achievement (Organization of Impact)

  • Calexico Neighborhood House (2020)
  • Imperial Valley Food Bank (2019)

Distinguished Philanthropists

  • Wanda Layton (2020)
  • Bill & Marybelle Plourd (2020)
  • George & Jaclyn Ray (2020)
  • Dr. George Fareed (2019)
  • Kim & Kevin Grizzle (2019)
  • Lisa & Justin Lofton (2019)
  • Mary Sue & Bob Shank (2019)
  • 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

  • Chuck Fisher (2020)
  • Cynda Henry (2020)
  • Jaime Honold (2020)
  • Kristine "Kris" Kussman (2020)
  • Jeff Lamoure (2020)
  • Katie Luna (2020)
  • Mary Kay Painter (2020)
  • Aaron Popejoy (2020)
  • Ross Daniels (2019)
  • Leticia Garcia (2019)
  • Carla Kuhns (2019)
  • Ellie Kussman (2019)
  • Mary Miller (2019)
  • Lisa Chapin Winkler (2019)
  • 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)

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