November 2023 Newsletter
President's Message
The 2023 National Philanthropy Day was an event to remember, held at the picturesque La Lomita Ranch. The day was filled with inspiration and heartfelt moments, thanks to our keynote speaker, Wendy McKinney, author of “Busy Doing What?” Her words during the special luncheon keynote were enlightening and impactful, inspiring each attendee to contribute further to their communities. 

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the individuals and organizations who have shown an unwavering commitment to supporting the non-profits of SLO County. Our award winners genuinely embody the spirit of philanthropy - Philanthropist of the Year, Debbie Collins Johnson; Business Philanthropist of the Year, Idler’s Home; The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County, who received the Milestone in Philanthropy Award; and Bob and Debbie Wacker, recipients of the President’s Award. Their contributions have made a significant difference in our community, and we look forward to what the future holds with such dedicated supporters leading the way.
Additionally, Thank you to all of the sponsors of this year’s event: 
The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County, CAPSLO, Wacker Wealth Partners, Cuesta College Foundation, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Festival Mozaic, Joan Sargen, Hospice SLO, SLOLAF, Friends of 40, YMCA, LIMOTTA IT, San Luis Obispo Symphony, Woods Humane Society and in-kind sponsor: Boone Graphics.
Upcoming Program
Save the Date!
Thursday, December 14, 2023
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Region Event Center
858 Monterey St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Registration $35
Discounted tickets for AFP SLO County members with code $25
Includes lunch


Our December 14th program will be held at the new and beautiful Region Event Center, located in downtown San Luis Obispo! We are excited to come together as a community at this space and we hope you are too!

Thu, Dec 14, 2023 12:00 PM PST
Managing Yourself to Lead Others
Region Event Center, San Luis Obispo
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Development Manager
Hospice SLO County

Philanthropy Coordinator
The Community Foundation, SLO County

Executive Director
San Luis Obispo County YMCA
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