Jennifer Li Dotson

Jennifer Li Dotson

Member, National Philanthropy Day Planning Committee


In two weeks, we will gather for National Philanthropy Day in person for the first time in two years.

But just a little over 2 months ago, this event would have never happened if I wasn’t lucky enough to catch a ride to my bus stop from AFP Advancement Northwest Co-President Elect Javier Womeldorff.

On that beautiful sunny day, Javier expertly navigated through Seattle afternoon traffic as we talked about philanthropy, fundraising and social justice. During that commute, we dreamed up an opportunity to gather our diverse communities together to highlight development work in increasing organizational impact, lifting up diverse voices and celebrating our successes especially in the face of challenges during these turbulent times.

We quickly enlisted the help of Co-President Elect Michelle Johnson and began meeting every week with gusto, passion and energy. While we are a small and mighty committee of three, we give huge thanks to each and every AFP Advancement Northwest friend, board member, volunteer and supporter that has lent us a hand in helping National Philanthropy Day become a reality!

Looking forward to seeing you on November 16.

National Philanthropy Day 2022 is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on November 16, 2002, at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle.