Jewish Community Members Honored at National Philanthropy Day Celebration

Several Jewish community members were among those honored Nov. 13 at the National Philanthropy Day virtual celebration hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Southern Arizona Chapter.

The chapter includes members from Tucson, Marana, Green Valley and Southern Arizona. They have more than 150 members in the chapter, some of whom have been fundraising for decades and some of whom are new to the field.

Janos Wilder

The chapter offerings include seminars, networking events, newsletters and a host of other opportunities to learn and share fundraising expertise at the local level.

Restaurateur Janos Wilder, who The James Beard Foundation named as the top chef in the Southwest in 2000, will receive the award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, one of the association’s major annual awards. Wilder was nominated by the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona for his longstanding commitment to Southern Arizona and support of diverse, local philanthropic causes, which include the food bank and other organizations such as the Children’s Museum Tucson, Tu Nidito, Fox Tucson Theatre and Primvara Foundation.



Local organizations honored the following individuals with a Spirit of Philanthropy award:



Patty Vallance



The Greater Tucson Fire Foundation is honoring the late Patty Vallance.







Andy Kunsberg



The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona has selected Andy Kunsberg as its honoree.







Madeline Friedman



The Jewish Community Foundation will honor Madeline Friedman.






Free registration for the event is available here.

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