September 21, 2023

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2023 National Philanthropy Day

Congratulations to our 2023 Honorees!

Philanthropist of the Year: Santa Barbara 

The Ann Jackson Family Foundation

Philanthropist of the Year: Ventura County 

Doug Yarrow

Volunteer of the Year: Santa Barbara 

Ahmad Nooristani 

Savie Health

Volunteer of the Year: Ventura County 

Mary Looby

Ventura County Fire Department Community Service Volunteer

Professional Fundraiser of the Year:

 Stephanie Wilson, CFRE

Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum

Youth in Philanthropy

Jackson Gillies

Champion for Social Justice:

Juneteenth Santa Barbara

Simone Akila, Jordan Killebrew, and Chiany Dri

Event Details

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Santa Barbara Zoo

Ticket Prices

AFP Members - $50

Non-Members - $75

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Sponsorship Opportunities

We want to hear from you!

Attention all AFP members and supporters! We want to hear from you! Take a few minutes to complete our AFP membership survey and enter for a chance to win a ticket to National Philanthropy Day, Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Zoo.


As an AFP member, your feedback is invaluable to us. Your input will help us better understand your needs, preferences, and areas where we can improve our services. We are committed to providing you with the best possible experience as part of our AFP community.


Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to receiving your survey responses. Good luck!


Education Offerings from our Sister Chapters

Yosemite Chapter

The Central Valley Fundraising Conference (CVFC) is the valley’s premier conference for fundraising professionals, board members and nonprofit volunteers. Hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Ca, Yosemite Chapter, this conference brings together fundraising and nonprofit professionals from all over Northern California to hear from speakers about a variety of topics.

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Greater San Fernando Chapter

Get ready to elevate your fundraising career with this exciting opportunity! Join us as we strive for fundraising excellence with the comprehensive CFRE exam review course!

Picture this: 2023 is YOUR year to shine, and what better way to make it unforgettable than by earning your prestigious CFRE credential? But hey, we get it – exams can sometimes be nerve-wracking! That's where our incredible trainer, Ben Mohler, steps in to guide you through every challenge and turn those exam jitters into pure excitement! 

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Employment Opportunities

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Volunteer and Event Coordinator

Gold Coast Veterans Foundation

Associate Director of Development, Parent and Family Giving

UC Santa Barbara

Development Assistant, Regional Giving

UC Santa Barbara

Executive Director

San Luis Obispo County YMCA

Association Development Administrator

Channel Islands YMCA

Development Manager

Fielding Graduate University

Leadership Giving Officer

The Thacher School

Chief Advancement Officer


Director of Development

Carpinteria Children's Project

Director of Development

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

Director of Development

The Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

Prospect Management & Donor Research Specialist

UC Santa Barbara

Advertise Your Job Opening With AFP

As a benefit to its members, AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter is pleased to share information about development and fundraising related job openings.

To view all postings or learn how to advertise with AFPSBV, click here to visit the Chapter Job Center on our website.

Thank You to our 2023-24 Chapter Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Premier Sponsors

Partner Sponsor

Southeast Ventura County YMCA

Channel Islands YMCA

Community Sponsors

Presenting Media Sponsor

In Kind Sponsor

Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
Founded in 1960, AFP International (formerly the National Society of Fund Raising Executives) advances philanthropy through over 33,000 members in 243 chapters around the world. AFP International is committed to promoting philanthropy and supporting the practice of ethical and effective fundraising. AFP offers many opportunities both at the local chapter and international association levels. Join your local AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter today for professional development, networking, and employment opportunities.

Association of Fundraising Professionals
P.O. Box 1564, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1564
(714) 771-3685

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