National Philanthropy Day

Save the Date | November 14, 2017
AFP-WNC National Philanthropy Day®

About National Philanthropy Day®

Initiated in 1986, National Philanthropy Day® celebrates the endless daily contributions individuals, corporations and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions. The event is coordinated by local chapters of AFP and held anytime in November. Through National Philanthropy Day®, participants are able to show appreciation for all that has been accomplished in the name of giving, as well as show that there is still more to do. It’s a way to remind our local communities, our society and the world, that the spirit of giving is alive and well.

National Philanthropy Day Awards – Call for Nominations (Due July 24)

We are now accepting nominations for the 2017 National Philanthropy Day Awards, which we will celebrate on Tuesday, November 14. The deadline for nominations is Monday, July 24, so please give some thought today to your philanthropic leaders and fill out an award nomination.

You can recognize outstanding philanthropic work in seven different categories: Business, Foundation, Volunteer Fundraiser, Youth, Philanthropist, Fundraising Executive, and the T. Kennon Roberson Award for Management Excellence in Nonprofit Health and Human Services. Please click on the different award categories for access to each nomination form.

It only takes about an hour to complete an application form, and it’s a great opportunity to spend time with those who excel in giving of their time, money, talent and other resources. You tell them how much they mean to you, and they tell you a little more about themselves, while you work collaboratively to write the nomination. Please note that, in the spirit of philanthropy, AFP-WNC strongly discourages self-nomination.

Nominations must be received by Monday, July 24, at 5:00 p.m. Be sure that, if selected, your nominee can attend the NPD Luncheon on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Please email George Ivey, NPD Awards Committee Chair, at with any questions.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to honor and recognize the caring people in our community who are making a difference!

2017 T. Kennon Roberson Award for Management Excellence in Non-profit Health and Human Services 

Outstanding Youth

Outstanding Business

Outstanding Foundation

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Outstanding Philanthropist

Outstanding Fundraising Executive

Past Awards Recipients