The 2018 NPD Honorees

AFP Golden Gate congratulates the 2018 National Philanthropy Day Honorees! These donors, volunteers, professionals, foundations, corporations and organizations exemplify the strength and vitality of our philanthropic community in the Bay Area. AFP Golden Gate's National Philanthropy Day Committee congratulates the honorees and acknowledges the many worthy nominations from which these honorees were chosen. Click here for the 2018 NPD Honorees press release.

Lifetime Achievement

Roselyne (Cissie) Chroman Swig

This award honors an individual with an enduring record of accomplishment in philanthropy, fundraising or grantmaking, who has demonstrated exceptional civic and charitable leadership that inspires others to assume philanthropic leadership roles in the community. The award is bestowed by the Board of Directors of AFP Golden Gate at the recommendation of the NPD 2018 Awards Committee.


Outstanding Philanthropists

Arthur Rock & Toni Rembe Rock

This award is presented to an individual or family with a record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility, and who encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles in their communities.

Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer

Priscilla Geeslin, Trustee, American Conservatory Theatre

This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in coordinating groups of volunteers for major fundraising projects of more than one nonprofit organization. The recipient demonstrates exceptional skills coordinating and inspiring volunteers for projects that benefit charitable institutions and shows a commitment to the advancement of philanthropy.

Hank Rosso Outstanding Fundraising Professional

David Madson, ACFRE, Director of Leadership & Planned Giving, Alameda Health Systems Foundation

This award honors an individual fundraising professional who practices his or her profession in an exemplary manner.

Outstanding Foundation Professional

Linda Wood, Senior Director, Leadership Initiatives, Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund

This award honors a foundation professional who individually initiates or supports creative nonprofit efforts and works to develop philanthropic partnerships with organizations and communities. This is a professional whose individual contributions to nonprofit/foundation philanthropic teamwork are exceptionally effective or unique.

Outstanding Foundation or Grantmaking Organization

Y&H Soda Foundation

This award recognizes a private or community foundation or grantmaking organization that provides financial support, inspiration, encouragement and motivation to nonprofits and grantmakers alike – as well as developing innovative approaches to philanthropy.

Outstanding Corporate Grantmaker

Blue Shield of California Foundation

This award recognizes a corporation or its foundation that displays an outstanding commitment to philanthropy not only through its financial support but also by encouraging and motivating others to take leadership roles in philanthropy and community involvement activities.

Vineyards Award

Prison Insight Project, San Quentin

This award celebrates an organization having an operating budget of less than $1,000,000 but which is nonetheless effectively addressing serious community problems. This is a visionary group that, through passionate staff commitment and the innovative use of volunteers and/or community partnerships, is an inspirational model for other nonprofits, philanthropic organizations, and individuals

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

Keystone Club, Boys and Girls Clubs San Francisco

This award recognizes service by an individual or group of young people ages 5 to 17 who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the community through direct financial support, development of charitable programs, volunteering, and leadership in philanthropy.