National Philanthropy Day

Imperial Valley's 6th annual National Philanthropy Day lunch celebration will take place at the Old Eucalyptus Schoolhouse in El Centro, CA on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 from 11:30am to 1:30pm.

Please 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.

Important deadlines:

  • Award Nominations due by Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
  • Ads/Tributes for event program due by Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

Thank you to our 2018 NPD sponsors:

Lifetime Achievement Award Sponsor

Award Sponsors (5 available)

Benefactors

Patrons

  • Brawley Rotary Club
  • Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation
  • Tenaska Imperial South / Tenaska Imperial West

Friends

  • Styles & Smiles

Past Award Recipients (All Years)

Lifetime Achievement

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

Philanthropist of the Year

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

Spirit of Philanthropy (Volunteer of the Year)

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

Philanthropic Corporation of the Year

  • Rabobank (2017)
  • Rogers & Rogers (2016)
  • Alford Distributing Co. (2015)
  • First Imperial Credit Union (2014)

Distinguished Philanthropists

  • 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)
  • Hope Davis, PhD (2014)
  • Employees of Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District (2014)
  • Friends of the Holtville Library (2014)
  • Sue Giller (2014)
  • Robert Perez (2014)
  • Rabobank (2014)
  • Les Rogers (2014)
  • Clyde Shields (2014)
  • Harry & Jo Ann Weissman (2014)
  • Don Brock (2013)
  • Debbie Cameron (2013)
  • Phil & Elise Heald (2013)
  • Gordon & Jeannie Jongeward (2013)
  • Charlene Marriner (2013)
  • Joe Montenegro (2013)
  • James Roach, MD (2013)
  • Ron & Linda Rubin (2013)
  • Southern California Gas Company (2013)
  • Jack & Joan Tyler (2013)

Distinguished Volunteers

  • 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)
  • Marcy Bingham (2014)
  • Chuck Bucher (2014)
  • Luis Estrada (2014)
  • Charles “Chuck” R. Fisher (2014)
  • Aide Fulton (2014)
  • Jeff Green (2014)
  • Emma Jones (2014)
  • Carla Kuhns (2014)
  • Blake Miles (2014)
  • Ron Stillman, DDS (2014)
  • Teri Woelke (2014)

Please follow the links below to view/download the 2013, 2014, and 2015 NPD programs:

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