San Diego Grantmakers 2013 Annual ConferenceSan Diego Grantmakers Annual Conference

Information about the SDG 2014 Annual Conference coming soon!  We encourage you to check out last year's conference photos and videos. Members may also log in to access conference notes and presentations on the Past Program Materials page of this website.

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The San Diego Grantmakers Annual Conference is the largest annual event in San Diego County designed to bring together people who are passionate and strategic about philanthropy, personally or professionally.  The 2013 conference theme, "Building Philanthropy: Reaching New Heights," expresses the event's purpose in building the skills, knowledge connectedness, and inspiration of local grantmakers to increase the ultimate impact of their giving.

It is an opportunity to learn from and engage with colleague grantmakers from foundations, corporate giving programs, giving circles, donor-advised funds, grantmaking public charities, government funders and individual donors.  What's more, it took place in a transformative community space that itself was built with significant philanthropic investment -- the new San Diego Central Library in the heart of Downtown. 

San Diego Grantmakers (SDG) is a nonprofit membership association serving individuals and organizations that carry out $25,000 or more annually of charitable giving.  You must be a grantmaker in order to attend the SDG Annual Conference.

2013 Annual Conference Committee

Briana Wagner, Chair, San Diego County Bar Foundation
Sylvia Barron, Alliance Healthcare Foundation
Rebecca Dohren, Sempra Energy
Vanessa Oshiro, Jewish Community Foundation
Christy Patnoe, Cox Communications
Michele Silverthorn, Foundation for Change
Danielle Valenciano, The San Diego Foundation
Ellen Waddell, Moxie Foundation

Sponsorship of the SDG Annual Conference demonstrates a commitment to developing our community of funders to better serve San Diego as a whole.  Sponsors receive tiered benefits including complimentary registrations and recognition on conference materials.

Thank you to our conference sponsors -- your support is greatly appreciated!


 Sempra Energy


 Jewish Community Foundation   Leichtag Family Foundation


 The Legler Benbough Foundation  Qualcomm Incorporated  Wells Fargo


 The California Endowment JPMorgan Chase & Co. Jacobs Family Foundation
 The Parker Foundation Union Bank WebMD Health Foundation 



AMN Healthcare, Inc.

Capdevilla Gillespie Foundation

Change A Life Foundation
Cox Communications Manpower San Diego
McCarthy Family Foundation

Moss Adams Foundation

Rancho Santa Fe Foundation San Diego County Bar Foundation

The Patricia and Christopher Weil Family Foundation

The San Diego Foundation Thomas C. Ackerman Foundation
 Time Warner Cable   US Bank


 San Diego Public Library Foundation


 AKT Group|CPAs|Advisors|Consultants    Lindsay & Brownell, LLP


 Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) San Diego Chapter University of San Diego, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) San Diego