The 2019 NPD Volunteer Committees

Thank you to the volunteers listed below whose commitment and talents make NPD 2019 possible. If you would like to volunteer for NPD 2019, please contact us.


2019 National Philanthropy Day Co-Chairs

Janet Harris, Principal, Palisade Consultants*
Ken Sommer, Director of Advancement, George Mark Children's House*


Awards Committee Co-Chairs & Members

David Madson, ACFRE, Senior Associate Director of Development, Stanford University  
Nancy Sackson, Chief Philanthropy Officer, Asian Art Museum*

Nancy Kami, Executive Director, The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund

Fred Levin, Civic Leader/Philanthropist

Theresa Nelson, CFRE, Founder and Principal, Theresa Nelson & Associates

Gwen Sobolewski, Events Director, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy


Nominating Committee Co-Chairs & Members

Kate Berenson, Senior Philanthropic Advisor, Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund*
Theresa Nelson, CFRE, Theresa Nelson & Associates

Sama Abu Ayyash, Director of Membership, Women’s Funding Network

Llillian Archer, Consultant

Troy Arnold, Director of Development, San Francisco Education Fund

Mark Conley-Buchsieb, Director of Development, Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights

Jenny Cutting, Director of Leadership Gifts, UC Berkeley

Joanne Gold, Chief Development Officer, Family House

Kate Hamilton, Director of Development, Disability Rights Advocates

Andrew Kaufteil, Global Head, Growth Marketing, Wipro

Juan Francisco Orozco, Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager, Alameda County Community Food Bank

Amanda Wu, Individual Giving and Special Events Manager, Cal Performances


Sponsorship Committee Chair & Members

Debi Harris, Director of Development, Public Advocates*

Nicole Brown, Director of Individual Philanthropy, 826 Valencia

David Fierberg, Director of Development, San Francisco State University

Ted Gioia, Development Associate, La Casa de las Madres

Kara Hugglestone

Sara Jones, Senior Corporate & Foundation Giving Officer, California Academy of Sciences

Jennie Nicolls-Smith, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Rebekah Truemper, Principal and Consultant, Rebekah Truemper Consulting

Tim Whalen, Chief Development Officer, Save the Redwoods League*


Tributes Committee Co-Chairs & Members

Travis Carley, Managing Director, San Francisco, CCS Fundraising*
Audrey Yee, Esq., Director of Planned Giving, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Jay Auslander, JD, Director of Development, Contemporary Jewish Museum

Marilyn Bancel, Consultant

Paul Blaney, Development Office, Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Pamela A. Cook, ACFRE, Cook Silverman Search

Louise Gregory, Executive Director, UC Berkeley Library Foundation

Elsa Heikkilä, Director of Leadership Giving, San Francisco Botanical Garden

Martha Henderson, My Philanthropy Team

Laura Jason, Laura Jason Consulting

Linda Larkin, Director, Individual Major Gifts

Theresa Nelson, CFRE, Founder and Principal, Theresa Nelson & Associates

Jane Willner, Principal, Willner Prospect Research Services

Trudy Zimmerman, Prospect Researcher





*Member, AFP Golden Gate Board of Directors