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Members of PINC pose at the National Philanthropy Day awards ceremony in Fresno in this November 2019 file photo.

published on November 14, 2019 - 2:27 PM
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The Valley recognized some of its biggest fundraisers and providers to charity with 2019’s National Philanthropy Day.

Sponsored by Fresno State and put on by the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ California Valley Chapter, National Philanthropy Day was held Wednesday afternoon at Pardini’s Catering & Banquets and recognized some of the Valley’s most prolific charitable organizations, companies and individuals. Among the awards and their recipients were:

The Spirit of Philanthropy: Make-A-Wish Wishes & Dreams

The Distinguished Program Award: “March Match Up” by the Fresno State Student Cupboard

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Janelle Dunn and Ron Samuel

Outstanding Philanthropic Organization- Corporation: Chevron

Outstanding Philanthropic Organization- Foundation: PINC

Outstanding Philanthropist Youth: Brooklynblair Shapiro

Outstanding Philanthropist: Lou Amendola, Valley Wide Beverage

Outstanding Fundraising Professional: Caty Perez, Fresno State

“On behalf of myself and PINC, we were very honored to receive this award, along with all the other community philanthropists, in only our 11th year,” said Ashley Webster, 2019 president for Philanthropy Inspired by the Needs of the Community (PINC). “We look forward to giving back to our community for years to come.”

PINC was recognized in part for its $150,000 contribution to Breaking the Chains, an organization dedicated to battling human trafficking.

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