CPF was established in 1971 as APA California’s nonprofit foundation. If you are a member of APA California, you are already a member of CPF. Relying on your donations and fund-raising activities like the auction, CPF annually awards approximately $50,000 in student scholarships and memberships in APA. With your help, at the 2015 APA California conference in Oakland, CPF raised nearly $35,000 in auction and raffle proceeds to be applied to student scholarships!

The 2016 CPF Virginia Viado and Ted Holzem Auction took place on Sunday, October 23, at the APA California Annual Conference in Pasadena, CA.  Thanks to the generosity of our California planning community and supporters, over $30,000 was raised for planning student scholarships at this year’s auction!  Thanks to all the volunteers, donors and sponsors who made the 2016 auction a huge success.


How to Donate Items for the 2017 Auction

The 2017 CPF Auction is only a few months away!  Please consider donating to, volunteering for, or participating in this year’s silent auction, live auction or raffle.  These fundraisers will all take place at the APA California Conference in Sacramento September 23-26, 2017.  The live auction will take place the evening of Monday, September 25th.

Click here to complete the auction donation form.  Alternatively, you can complete the PDF form and return it to Alison Spindler at

In addition to donating planning related items like old maps and books, crowd-pleasers include: bottles of wine, tickets to interesting events, bed and breakfast accommodations/weekend get-aways, gift certificates to restaurants and book stores. Art is always popular. Artists and photographers, strut your stuff and help CPF by donating your art.

To donate an item, volunteer, or with any questions, contact Auction Co-Chair Alison Spindler at

Sponsors and Donors get recognized at the Conference and in follow-up articles and publications regarding the CPF Auction.  Thank you for your generosity in supporting scholarships for Planning students in California!

2016 Auction Supporters– Thank You!

Thank You to All Who Donated auction & raffle items in 2016.  Thanks to the generosity of our California planning community and supporters, over $30,000 was raised for planning student scholarships at the 2016 auction!

Corporate/Organizational Donors Included:

APA CA San Diego Section
APA Northern Section/San Jose State University Urban & Regional Planning Alumni Association
City of Irvine
City of Ventura
CONT-X Studio
Michael Baker International
NBC Universal
Solano Press Books
Taecker Planning & Design

Individual Donors Included:

Barbara Pomykalski
Brooke Peterson
Carol D. Barrett
Cathy Holzem
Dorothy J. Holzem
Dr. Don Bradley
Evan McGinnis
Hanson Horn
Juan Borrelli
Kurt Christianson
Mr. Jerry TAO
Paul Wack
Pete Parkinson, AICP
Richard W. Willson
Sandra Moberly
The Family of Margarita P. McCoy