Sanford Institute of Philanthropy Is Presenting Sponsor for National Philanthropy Day in San Diego

National University’s Sanford Institute of Philanthropy, which supports the positive impacts of nonprofits through educational and training programs, is the presenting sponsor of National Philanthropy Day San Diego 2015.

Organized annually by the Association of Fundraising Professionals San Diego Chapter (AFP San Diego), the Nov. 9 event is an opportunity to honor local community members and organizations for their involvement and contributions in helping improve the lives of others. 

“We are extremely honored to join with the AFP San Diego to recognize the many contributions being made by our region’s philanthropists, foundations and nonprofits,” said Nancy Rohland, executive vice president of National University. “The San Diego region benefits greatly from the involvement and support of the philanthropy and nonprofit communities, which is why it’s so important for us to celebrate their tireless dedication, passion and commitment to our communities.”

Nancy Jamison, executive director of San Diego Grantmakers, has been named honorary committee chairperson for the event.

Part of a nationwide day of recognition, National Philanthropy Day San Diego highlights the long-term community impact of philanthropy, the role of the development staff and volunteers and celebrates the rich diversity in the region. As presenting sponsor, National University and its Sanford Institute of Philanthropy is the event’s lead sponsoring organization, contributing significantly with logistical and organizational support in advance of the 43rd Annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon.

The National Philanthropy San Diego luncheon is slated for Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel San Diego. More than 1,000 people are expected to attend, including members of local nonprofits as well as local philanthropists and community service leaders. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Individual tickets are $85 each, and include event parking. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 888-323-7237 or visit

Proceeds from the awards luncheon support the AFP San Diego’s professional development, diversity and scholarship initiatives. The focus of National Philanthropy Day and the AFP San Diego aligns closely with the mission of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University, making for a strong partnership.

The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy is dedicated to increasing the positive impact of nonprofits and cause organizations through specialized training and educational offerings that emphasize proven approaches to fundraising, donor relations and cause sales. The Institute offers seminars, certificates and a master’s degree program in Cause Leadership with curriculum developed by the University’s School of Business and Management and Division of Extended Learning, The Institute was established at National University in 2014 through a generous gift by renowned philanthropist and businessman T. Denny Sanford.