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  • 2023 National Philanthropy Day Press Release



    Celebrating Remarkable Generosity: 2023 National Philanthropy Day Awards hosted by AFP Northwest Arkansas Chapter


    Northwest Arkansas, [Tuesday, September 5, 2023] — A beacon of benevolence illuminates the horizon as the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Northwest Arkansas Chapter, proudly presents the 2023 National Philanthropy Day Award Celebration, presented by Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation, Inc. is set for Wednesday, November 15, this esteemed event shines a spotlight on the transformative power of philanthropy and the dedicated individuals and organizations shaping a brighter future for Northwest Arkansas and beyond.


    Honoring Champions of Change

    Dedication, compassion, and impact converge as the AFP Northwest Arkansas Chapter commends trailblazers who have championed the spirit of giving. With each passing year, these visionaries redefine the meaning of altruism and community service. This year’s luminary awardees are:

    ·       Outstanding Philanthropists: Kelly and Marti Sudduth – Recognized for their unwavering support, nominated by Walton Arts Center.

    ·       Lifetime Philanthropic Achievement: Reed and Mary Ann Greenwood – Honoring a legacy of contribution, nominated by UAMS.

    ·       Outstanding Volunteer Fundraisers: Jennifer and Hunter Yurachek – Celebrating dedicated service, nominated by Arkansas Children’s Foundation.

    ·       Outstanding Fundraising Executive: Frankie Rankin, CFRE, Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA – Commending exceptional leadership, nominated by Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA.

    ·       Outstanding Corporation: C&C Services – Applauding corporate compassion, nominated by Fayetteville Public Education Foundation.

    ·       Youth Philanthropy Award: Individual: Luke Michael McFadden – Inspiring the next generation, nominated by Mercy Health Foundation.

    ·       Youth Philanthropy Award: Group: Walker Elementary School’s KIDS Club – Fostering collective giving, nominated by Circle of Life.

    ·       Outstanding Philanthropic Organization: Fayetteville Junior Civic League – Recognizing philanthropic impact, co-nominated by Peace at Home Family Shelter and the Children’s Safety Center.

    ·       Legacy Award: Jerry and Doris Hughey – Honoring a lasting contribution, nominated by The Salvation Army.


    Elevating Hearts and Communities

    The celebratory crescendo will resonate at the Fayetteville Library Event Center, graciously presented by the Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation, Inc. From 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, on November 15th, attendees will experience a momentous luncheon that pays tribute to the boundless generosity that enriches lives and uplifts communities.


    A Rich Tradition, A Brighter Future

    National Philanthropy Day®, conceived by Douglas Freeman in the 1980s and marked by the first official events in 1986, continues to serve as a testament to the enduring impact of giving. As a global reflection on the meaning of compassion and its boundless potential, NPD honors the ceaseless contributions of individuals and organizations that fuel countless missions and causes.


    Join Us in Celebration

    Opportunities to support and engage in this profound celebration abound through various sponsorship options. For further details, visit our official website at AFP NPD 2023 Sponsorships.


    Let us unite in celebration of those who inspire and illuminate our world through philanthropy. For media inquiries, please contact:


    Contact: Jamie Dietrich, National Philanthropy Day Marketing Committee & AFP NWA Board of Directors

    Phone: 501-803-8445

    Email: Jamie.Dietrich@hopecancerresources.org


    Contact: Christina Hinds, Co-Chair National Philanthropy Day, AFP NWA Board of Directors

    Phone: 479-841-5444

    Email: chinds@unitedwaynwa.org


    About AFP Northwest Arkansas Chapter

    The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Northwest Arkansas Chapter, is committed to empowering philanthropic leaders, fostering excellence in fundraising, and nurturing the spirit of giving for a better tomorrow. Through networking, education, and advocacy, AFP Northwest Arkansas Chapter advances the transformative impact of philanthropy within the community.



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