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National Philanthropy Day

On Tuesday, October 28th the Association of Fundraising Professionals San Diego Chapter hosted the National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon. This year’s luncheon was a celebration of the time, talent, and treasure that contributes to the San Diego community.

This year, Reality Changers Class of 2014 graduates Daisy Aguilar (right, University of San Diego `18) and Rosa Olascoaga (left, University of San Francisco `18) were recognized with the Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award. In their own unique ways, these two students put an extraordinary amount of time and energy into improving their communities.

Learn more about Daisy and Rosa through their award videos:

Videos by Ten Stories


Read more about Daisy and Rosa in the San Diego U-T:


Local Teens Give Back, Win Big   U-T San Diego   October 13, 2014


Congratulations to this year’s National Philanthropy Day honorees!

Outstanding Philanthropists: Evelyn and Ernest Rady

Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer: Lori Walton

Outstanding Philanthropic Organization: Barney & Barney Foundation

Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation: Cymer, Inc.

Outstanding Organizational Volunteer: Dr. Elizabeth Jones

Outstanding Celebrity Volunteer: Sam Zien (Sam the Cooking Guy)

Outstanding Youth/Student Volunteers: Daisy Aguilar and Rosa Olascoaga

Outstanding Development Professional: Kristin Bertell, MA, CFRE