National Philanthropy Day

2016 AFP-WNC National Philanthropy Day®

 Celebrate the Contributions of Your Favorite Philanthropists—

Nominate Them for NPD Awards!

Please see the links below to see the award categories and download the nomination forms.

This is the perfect opportunity to spend time with your favorite donors or volunteers, and to ask them for their help in completing the nomination form. 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.

Please email George Ivey, NPD Awards Committee Chair, at givey@ncarboretum.org with any questions or the name/category in which you plan to submit a nomination. Nominations must be received by Friday, August 5, at 5:00 p.m. Be sure that, if selected, your nominee could attend the NPD Luncheon on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

Please click on the  NPD Award category title that applies to your nominee to download the appropriate nomination form.

Outstanding Philanthropist

Outstanding Foundation

Outstanding Business in Philanthropy

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Outstanding Fundraising Executive

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

T. Kennon Roberson Award for Mgt. Excellence in Non-profit Health & Human Service Agencies

 

Our Past Awards Recipients

Fundraising Summit Award

2015 – United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, 2014 – Dr. Olson Huff, 2011 – The Janirve Foundation, 2008 – Pat Smith, 2006 – Norman Fink and Marshall Monroe, 2003 – John Gile (Lifetime Achievement Award), 2002 – Mimi Cecil

Outstanding Philanthropist(s)

2015 – Janna and Rick Lutovsky, 2014 – Bill and Bonnie Kinschner, 2013 – Mack B. Pearsall, 2012 – Charles and Jody Silver, 2011 – Teddi Segal, 2010 – S.M. “Buddy” Patton (in memoriam), Marilyn Patton and Barbara Blomberg, 2009 – Don and Lisbeth Cooper, 2008 – Charles D. and Cary Owen (Charlie and Cary), 2007 – Dr. Kathleen McGrady, 2006 – Margaret and Duane McKibben, 2005 – Tina McGuire, 2004 – Mark and Teri Muir, 2003 – Paul F. Toebke, 2002 – Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ferguson, 2001 – Dr. Keith Black, 2000 – Morris and Leah Karpen, 1999 – Joel B. Adams, 1998 – Dr. and Mrs. George M. Bilbrey and James A. Cooper, 1997 – Martha Guy, 1996 – J. Wesley Jones, MD, and the Junior League of Asheville, 1995 – Adelaide Daniels Key, 1994 – Pamela Mills Turner, 1993 – John Teeter, 1992 – Raybern H. Dean.

Outstanding Foundation

2014 – The Glass Foundation, 2013 – Western Carolina Medical Society, 2012 – The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, 2011 – CarePartners Foundation, 2010 – Eblen Charities, 2009 – Mission Healthcare Foundation, Inc., 2008 – Community Foundation of Henderson County, 2007 – Melvin R. Lane Fund of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, 2006 – Sisters of Mercy of NC Foundation, 2005 – Vineyard Family Foundation of Hendersonville, 2004 – New Leaf Fund, 2003 – The Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, 2002 – The Janirve Foundation.

Outstanding Business in Philanthropy

2015 – Champion Comfort Experts, 2014 – Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, 2013 – Charlotte Street Computers, 2012 – State Employees’ Credit Union, 2011 – Asheville Savings Bank, 2010 – Parsec Financial Management, 2009 – Johnson, Price & Sprinkle, PA, CPA, 2008 – Carolina First, 2007 – Mast General Store,  2006 – Asheville Cardiology and Associates, 2005 – Office Environments, 2004 – Eaton Electrical, 2003 – HomeTrust Bank, 2002 – Ingles Markets, Inc., 2001 – Steelcase, Inc., 2000 – Wachovia Bank of WNC, 1999 – First Citizens Bank, 1998 – Nantahala Outdoor Center.

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

2015 – Rob Pulleyn, 2014 – Greg Burnette, 2013 – Cissie Stevens, 2012 – Harry Brown, 2011 – John Hartom and Lisa Blackburn, 2010 – Richard Hurley, 2009 – Richard “Dick” Allen, 2008 – Jennie Eblen, 2007 – Janice and Joe Brumit, 2006 – Dorothy Dellenger Marlow, 2005 – Colin E. Thomas, MD, 2004 – Doris Eklund, 2003 – Brenda Nash, 2002 – Ruth and Luther Barnhardt, 2001 – Alice and Arthur Green, 2000 – James W. Stickney, IV, 1999 – Phyllis Foxx, 1998 – Hugh and Margaret (Danny) Verner, 1997 – Marcia Burton Caserio, 1996 – June Lenoci and Sue McClinton, 1995 – W. Louis Bissette, Jr., 1994 – C. Robert Bell, Jr., 1993 – Ernest Ferguson, 1992 – Glenn Wilcox.

Outstanding Fundraising Executive

2014 – Donna Ensley, 2013 – J.Donald Harris, 2011 – Linda Wilkerson, 2010 – Alex Comfort, 2009 – John Pfaff, 2008 – Anita R. Metcalf, 2007 – Ann Fritschner, ACFRE, 2006 – Michelle Garashi-Ellick, 2005 – Carla Sutherland, 2004 –  Myra Grant, 2003 – Fern Wallin McCrimmon, 2002 – Raymond Cruitt, 2001 – Bruce D. Thorsen, 2000 – Patricia S. Smith, 1999 – Mark A. Bailey, 1998 – Albert S. Gooch, Jr., 1997 – George J. Pfeiffer.

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

2015 – Megan Raxter, 2014 – Samantha Davis, 2013 – Pageant Nevel, 2012 – Katy Conner, 2010 – Carter Tindall, 2006 – Anna Martin

T. Kennon Roberson Award for Management Excellence in Non-profit Health & Human Services Agencies

2015 – Rev. Judith Long, 2014 – Mark Upright with Eliada, 2013 – Paul Vest with YMCA of Western North Carolina, 2012 – Allison Jordan with Children First/Communities in Schools, 2010 – Ellen Clarke with WCCJ, 2009 – Robin Myer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC, 2008 – Scott Dedman with Mountain Housing Opportunities, 2007 – Holly Jones with YWCA of Asheville, 2006 – Jim Barrett with Pisgah Legal Services, 2005 – Celeste Collins with Consumer Credit Counseling Service of WNC/OnTrack WNC, 2004 – Lewis Kraus with Habitat for Humanity, 2003 – Toby Ives with MANNA Foodbank, 2002 – T. Kennon Roberson with Asheville-Mountain Area Chapter of the American Red Cross.

A note regarding the T. Kennon Roberson Award for Management Excellence in Non-profit Health and Human Services: In January 2001, after a 36-year career with the American Red Cross, T. Kennon Roberson retired from his position as Chapter Manager of the Asheville-Mountain Area Chapter. He exemplified so many qualities of outstanding leadership in his field, the Red Cross Board of Directors established an annual Award for Management Excellence in Non-profit Health & Human Services in his honor. A committee of citizens was charged with the administration of this award, which annually recognizes the valuable contributions of professional managers in non-profit health and human services agencies in Western North Carolina. Beginning in 2012, this award is presented at the Association of Fundraising Professional’s National Philanthropy Day® Awards Luncheon in November.

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.