The Community Philanthropy Summit is a half-day conference organized by the Community Foundation of San Joaquin and the Lodi Community Foundation. Since 2011, we have provided a yearly forum for donors, charities, estate planners, and community leaders to discuss and collaborate on addressing issues in the county through philanthropy. One of the more notable achievements was the sparking of a community dialogue on homelessness, which blossomed into a countywide task force.
The Community Foundation of San Joaquin partners with AG Spanos Companies and the Animal Protection League to raise money for the Stockton Animal Shelter called Cool Cats and Barking Dogs. Before this event started in 2014, about 75% of animals in the shelter were being euthanized. Thanks to partners and sponsors of this event, we have been able to raise money to improve the shelter and buy much-needed equipment. As a result we have been able to significantly decrease the number of animals euthanized.
The Super Bowl Raffle is made possible by a partnership between the Community Foundation of San Joaquin and AG Spanos Companies. Since 2008, participants in the raffle have had the opportunity to win Super Bowl tickets among other prizes. At least 90% of the proceeds go to supporting local San Joaquin County charities. This year’s drawing will take place in December 2019. Ticket sales start September 2019. For more information call 209-943-2375.
Annually, the Community Foundation of San Joaquin hosts an evening reception to recognize and thank fundholders called Evening of Gratitude. This event gives us the opportunity to celebrate the philanthropic work of our community of donors, express our appreciation for their generosity, and award grants from our competitive grant programs.
This year’s Casino Night, 007 Fundraiser will benefit the Stockton Unified School District 1852 Foundation. The 1852 Foundation helps teachers pay for programs that promote opportunities that advance academic success. Through generous supporters we were able to fund important student programs like: NASA science trips, college camp, chess clubs, a top-ranked journalism workshop, and so much more.
This year’s Wine on the Farm event will benefit the importance and need to help improve the quality of life for the children and youth in the City of Lathrop. Underserved children and youth in our community go without adequate food, shelter, and essential school supplies every day due to a variety of factors such as domestic violence, abuse, and generational poverty. Although all of us are susceptible to hard times, children and youth are the most at-risk. The Community Foundation of San Joaquin and Lathrop Sunrise Rotary partnered to host a fundraiser that benefits nonprofit organizations who serve children and youth in our community.