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Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 16:00

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter (AFP-
SBV) is pleased to announce its National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Celebration. Presented by Santa Barbara
Foundation and Montecito Bank &Trust, the in-person event will take place on Tuesday, November 16. The
celebration at the Ventura County Museum of Art, 100 E. Main Street in Ventura, includes a reception beginning at
4:00 pm, followed by the awards presentation at 5:30 pm. Serving as master of ceremonies is Ernesto Paredes,
Executive Director, Easy Lift Transportation. All guests are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a
negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event.

“Our 2021 honorees are representative of individuals and organizations all over the world making significant
contributions to worthy causes, and we are grateful for their local efforts,” says Gerry Pantoja, President, AFP-SBV,
and NPD Committee member. The honorees (in the left-to-right photos) are as follows:
 Philanthropist of the Year, Santa Barbara County: Elisabeth Fowler
 Philanthropist of the Year, Ventura County: Ellen Brokaw
 Volunteer of the Year, Santa Barbara County: Lucille Boss
 Volunteer of the Year, Ventura County: Susan Burgos, Casa Pacifica

 Champions for Social Justice: Connie Alexander, Founder, Gateway Educational Services, and
Audrey Gamble, Founder, Gateway Educational Services
 Youth in Philanthropy: Jordan and Jaden Lind, The Jordan Elf Project
 Professional Fundraiser of the Year: Stacy Swanson, CFRE, Interface Children & Family Services
 Exceptional Achievement Award: Foothills Forever Donors and Volunteers
To register online ($20-AFP-SBV members; $25-nonmembers), please visit For questions, please
contact Karen Y. Kawaguchi, AFP-SBV Board Secretary and NPD Chair, at 805-884-6428 or
THANK YOU to the 2021 sponsors (to date): Santa Barbara Foundation; Montecito Bank & Trust; Foundation for
Santa Barbara City College; Siempre Unidos; Museum of Ventura County; V3 Printing; Laguna Blanca School; Casa
Pacifica; Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics; California Lutheran University Center for Nonprofit Leadership;
Interface Children & Family Services; Santa Barbara Zoo; Netzel Grigsby Associates; Ventura College Foundation;
Cottage Health; Crescendo Interactive; McCune Foundation; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Santa Barbara Museum of
Natural History; TOArts; Santa Barbara Education Foundation; El Latino; Pacific Coast Business Times; Pierano’s;
Queen Bee Fundraising; and Studio Sigler. For chapter sponsorship information, please contact Stephanie Wilson,
CFRE, Sponsorship Chair, at 805-435-2775 or
Founded in 1986, AFP-SBV promotes philanthropy and supports the practice of ethical and effective fundraising. Led
by an all-volunteer Board of Directors composed of area fundraising professionals, the Chapter hosts educational
trainings during the year. For membership information, please contact Niki Chopra Richardson, MBA, CFRE,
Membership Chair, at

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