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Three Escondidans honored on National Philanthropy Day

Jack Raymond of Escondido, center, is honored as Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer at the annual National Philanthropy Day event.

Three Escondido residents were among those honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals San Diego Chapter at the annual National Philanthropy Day event on Monday, November 4 at the Town and Country Hotel, Golden Pacific Ballroom. 

They were Bob & Marion Wilson and Jack Raymond.

The annual celebration honors the dedication, leadership, and community contributions of San Diego County’s philanthropists, volunteers, professionals, and organizations. These individuals and groups are part of the reason why San Diego was named the #1 most philanthropic city in the nation by the Charity Navigator Survey, June 2017.

There were 71 nominees, of which seven awards were given. The Escondido honorees were as follows: 

Outstanding Philanthropist

Bob & Marion Wilson – Nominated by San Diego Zoo Global, Operation HOPE, USS Midway, Monarch School, CA Innocence Project, Freedom Dogs, The San Diego Foundation, CSUSM, Palomar Health Foundation, Palomar College Foundation, San Diego Symphony and Interfaith Community Services

Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer

Jack Raymond – Nominated by Cal State University San Marcos

 “It was a great honor once again to serve as this year’s Honorary Committee Chair for National Philanthropy Day,” said Wendy Urushima-Conn, President & CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County. “Our incredible committee of diverse community leaders had the challenging, yet inspiring job of reading through the amazing nominations and selecting the recipients in each category. We were so impressed by the transformational gifts, impact and most of all, the heart of all the nominees. Congratulations to all the nominees and recipients. Our community is a better place because of you.”

Proceeds from the event went toward supporting the next generation of development professionals with scholarships and in-depth Learning Labs and educational workshops, which provide development professionals and nonprofit leaders with strategies and tools demonstrated to improve outcomes for those they serve, and for the larger San Diego region.

For additional information on sponsorship, attending the event, or the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, call 760-518-0776 or email office@afpsd.org.About AFP San Diego:

The world’s largest network of fundraising professionals, the Association of Fundraising Professionals stimulates a world of generosity and positive social change through best practices in development. Its 33,000 members raise $115 billion annually—more than one-quarter of all charitable giving in North America.

Honorees Bob Wilson (left) and Jack Raymond are congratulated by Dona Aeling of the San Diego Foundation.

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