AFP Aware



Workplace, Community and Environment

Centered on these three guiding principles, AFP Aware consciously partners with organizations committed to corporate and social responsibility to host community service projects every year. Registration for these events is limited to Conference attendees.

AN17-AFPAware_Portraits-HarrisMarcia-2AFP Aware Ambassador

Fun Facts about Marcia: She enjoys watching sports (especially baseball), the beach, traveling, yoga and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Marcia A. Harris first joined AFP in 2006 and is currently the Senior Treasury and Accounting Manager at the American Institute of Physics Inc. (AIP). Working within the finance trade for over 20 years is a clear example of her passion for the industry. However, Marcia also has a strong desire to help others in need, which is what attracted her to AFP Aware.

At the AFP Annual Conference in Los Angeles, an AFP Aware community service project involving feeding the homeless, completely transformed the way Marcia viewed the impact we all could have on lives of others by simply donating our time.

We’re hoping that you’re able to dedicate two hours of your conference agenda to volunteer with Marcia at the AFP Aware Community Service Projects sponsored by BBVA Compass in San Diego!

There are some fun projects in store this year! Scroll down to register and learn more about the charities AFP is partnering with in California.

AN17-AFPAware-Graphics-CommSrvAFP Aware Community Service Projects

Sponsored by BBVA Compass

These projects are a great way for the AFP community to give back to the local San Diego area. Each year AFP hosts two community service projects with one taking place on-site at the convention center and the other taking place off-site in the local area. Last year groups packed 1,300 hygiene kits and sorted over 11,000 lbs of sweet potatoes. This year AFP will continue the community service tradition with two great events. See the event descriptions below and be sure to register for these events as they will fill up.

Sunday, October 15, 2017
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
**This event is sold out.**

Promises2Kids is a leading nonprofit organization originally founded over 35 years ago as the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation of San Diego County. Since 1981, Promises2Kids has responded to the needs of foster children and provided support to children removed from their home due to abuse and neglect.

This project will take place at the San Diego Convention Center where volunteers will make fleece blankets for foster kids at the Polinsky Center, kid birthday cards, and packing care boxes to send to students away at college.

AFP will provide breakfast and lunch for this event. Further details will be emailed to registrants in September.

Learn more about Promise 2 Kids here.

AN17-AFPAware_SDRPF_LogoSan Diego River Park Foundation
Sunday, October 15, 2017
8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
*Space is limited. Please register for this event.

The San Diego River Park Foundation is dedicated to improving the health of the San Diego River and creating a better quality of life for the community through the creation of a 52 mile river-long park system.

Volunteers will participate in a Coastal Habitat Restoration Project along the San Diego River Mouth, near Dog Beach and Ocean Beach removing invasive plants, planting native plants, watering, weeding, and removing trash.

*AFP will provide breakfast, lunch, and transportation for this event. Further details will be emailed to registrants in September.

Learn more about San Diego River Park Foundation here.

AN17-Rowe-2-PortraitSunday Keynote and Television Host Mike Rowe will give opening remarks to kick off the AFP Aware Community Service Events!
Plus, all participants will receive a complimentary signed copy of Rowe's book Profoundly Disconnected, A True Confession From Mike Rowe.

Click the button below to see how you can register for these events.

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Health and Wellness

Start your day with yoga by the bay and participate in 15 minute wellness sessions in the Wellness Zone during AFP 2017. These opportunities are a great way to recharge your batteries and help you focus during your action packed days at AFP 2017. Get all the details on yoga and the sessions being offered.

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Sponsored by BBVA Compass

Stop by the Paintfest booth to paint pre-drawn murals provided by the Foundation for Hospital Art. The murals will be donated to children's hospitals across the country.

Over the years, we’ve donated over 50 murals to hospitals in 26 different cities!


In addition to our service projects, AFP Aware focuses on sustainability efforts throughout AFP 2017. Click here to learn how you can help.