Rancho Santa Fe’s Shari Sapp honored by the North County Philanthropy Council as a ‘Volunteer of the Year’


In a ceremony held on Nov. 8 at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa, RSF resident Shari Sapp was named a “Volunteer of the Year” by the North County Philanthropy Council. She was nominated for the award by Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad.

Sapp has been a key volunteer for Pacific Ridge School since its founding in 2007. She was an active member of the school’s successful WASC Accreditation Team, has been responsible for soliciting significant grant awards for the school’s fundraising needs and, most recently, helped to bring the Challenge Day program to Pacific Ridge. An active philanthropist in the San Diego community, Sapp has also coached her son’s Miracle League baseball team and runs a Christmas drive each year to bring holiday gifts to a children’s orphanage in Mexico.

For the fourth year in a row, a Pacific Ridge School parent and volunteer has earned the NCPC “Volunteer of the Year” award. The North County Philanthropy Council is an association of professionals, board members and volunteers of non-profit organizations serving North San Diego County communities. It provides education and training in fundraising and leadership development, promoting the values of philanthropy, fostering communication among those in the non-profit sector, and recognizing individuals whose efforts have “made a difference” in our communities.

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