For more than three decades, we have come together as a community of volunteers, philanthropists, business leaders, and nonprofit professionals with the commitment to sharing our time, talent, and treasure at the North County Philanthropy Council (NCPC) Volunteer Awards Celebration. Last year, even with the pandemic and the need to adapt to virtual, our members confirmed the importance of this event for their organizations by stepping up and honoring 94 volunteers from nonprofits as well as the corporate sector.
This year, we are excited to be hosting an in-person celebratory luncheon* for the volunteers, their guests and of course for our generous sponsors on November 5. We will also continue to offer a virtual version for those who are unable to attend since seats will be limited. Be prepared to be inspired by the stories and passion of each volunteer that will be recognized. From working with community members in need and protecting the environment to providing support for seniors, our volunteers prove that we each have gifts to share, especially during these times. Together, we can magnify the spirit of philanthropy to make positive change for so many in our community.
In-Person Celebratory Luncheon at the Omni – Timeline of Events:
11:30 AM – Connecting time – Say hello to old and new friends
12:00 PM – Lunch served and Welcome remarks
12:30 PM – Virtual program shown
1:30 PM – Conclusion
Fill out the form and submit your 2021 Volunteer of the Year by September 15, 2021.
NCPC 2021 Volunteers of the Year
Corporate Philanthropy Award:
This award is presented to a corporation, business, or employee-managed grant-making fund that has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility to North County. To be considered the following must be demonstrated:
- Makes a lasting, significant and measurable impact in North County
- Holds volunteer leadership positions in North County nonprofit organizations and encourages others to take philanthropic roles on a community level
- Exhibits unusual service or generosity
- Demonstrates commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their company as well as in their partnerships with nonprofits
- Provides significant financial and volunteer support to North County nonprofits.
Spirit of Carol Sigelman Award:
As a tribute to the life and work of Carol Sigelman, former NCPC board member and friend, this award is presented to a development professional in North San Diego County who exemplifies the passion, integrity, wisdom and humor that Carol brought to all of us, as well as demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their development and communications activities at their nonprofit. Carol’s motto was “Get the job done – and done well”.
Year after year, we rely on the support of our incredibly generous sponsors to not only provide funding to celebrate the volunteer heroes of our community, but also to reassure the continuation of our professional development programs, connectors, and mentorship program throughout the year. When you invest in NCPC, you help inspire organizations and business to come together to strengthen and uplift our community.
Join our current sponsors: Wells Fargo, Nordson Corporation, Leichtag Foundation, Netzel Grisgsby, and the San Dieguito River Valley Conservatory as we prepare to be inspired by the stories and passion of this year's volunteer heroes!
There are many benefits to sponsoring the 2021 Volunteer Awards Celebration including priority tickets to attend the in-person celebration since seats are limited.
View the 2021 Volunteer Awards Celebration Sponsor Benefits chart for a full listing.
Friends of Philanthropy Sponsors
The 2021 Celebration in a Box will cost $100 for a Box for 2 and is available for an honoree who is not comfortable attending an in-person event OR as an add-on gift for an honoree.
- Special Volunteer Awards Celebration local wine – La Fleur’s Winery
- Custom Wine glasses
- Custom bottle opener
- Printed program
- Trophy (if applicable)
The Celebration in a Box will be open for purchase from August 31 through October 4.
The 2020 Volunteer Awards Celebration was a free, feel-good event that put hope back in your heart, restored your faith in humanity, and undoubtedly inspired you. We were so excited to have presented our 33rd annual Volunteer Awards and our first-ever virtual broadcast when we will honor 94 remarkable volunteers from our community plus our Corporate and Leadership Award honorees. Watch it again!
We hope you will enjoy this virtual event with us!
*Limited attendance allowed. For the safety of all of our guests, we will be requiring that all attendees are fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination.We will be hosting a virtual event for all unable to attend in-person.
Please contact Sandra@ncphilanthropy.org with any questions.