November 20, 2017 – San Diego, CA – Occurring on November 28, 2017, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the generosity of San Diegans and others around the world. Held annually on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is an opportunity for charitable individuals, families and companies to come together on one day to support nonprofit organizations strengthening our community.

This #GivingTuesday, The San Diego Foundation encourages giving to a favorite nonprofit endowment fund to sustain in perpetuity local charities that provide impactful programs and services now and for generations to come.

The San Diego Foundation philanthropic experts are available for interview to discuss philanthropy in San Diego and the importance of #GivingTuesday to promote charitable giving.

Philanthropy subjects and experts available from The Foundation include:

  • Philanthropy, #GivingTuesday & Year-End Charitable Giving – Kathlyn Mead, President & CEO
  • Types of Gift Options & Giving Vehicles – Leslie Klein, Director of Charitable Gifts
  • Evaluating a Nonprofit & Endowments for Nonprofits – Candace Wo, Manager of Nonprofit Funds
  • Planned Giving & Legacy Gifts – Robyn Sharp, Director of Planned Giving
  • Regional Philanthropy – Trudy Armstrong, Director of Regional Affiliates

The San Diego Foundation has generated more than $1.75 billion worth of impact for our region. In Fiscal Year 2017, the organization granted $50.9 million to 1,714 nonprofit programs, including: $12.3 million for Health & Human Services; $11.7 million for Education (including $4.2 million for scholarships and financial aid); $9.6 million for Arts and Culture; $7.2 million for Civil Society; $5.8 million for Environment; and $1.9 for Youth Development.

Since 1975, The Foundation has stood as one of the San Diego region’s leading community foundations, enabling individuals, families and companies to give to the community in meaningful and impactful ways. The San Diego Foundation manages $773 million in total assets, including $484 million in endowment funds.

About #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 28. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. To learn more about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website at or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.

About The San Diego Foundation

The San Diego Foundation maximizes the impact of your charitable giving. We mobilize philanthropic resources to advance quality of life, increase social impact and champion civic engagement. For more than 40 years, The Foundation and our donors have granted more than $1 billion to grow a vibrant San Diego region. Learn more on our website, and consider a donation to the Fund for the Future Endowment which supports San Diego now and forever.


Vince Heald, Beck Ellman Heald, 858-453-9600,
Justin Nunez, The San Diego Foundation, 619-235-2300,