National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day® is a special day set aside each November. The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—to the enrichment of our world. Each year, AFP honors individuals and groups who, through their hard work and dedication, have enhanced philanthropy, their communities, and the world.

NPD was originally conceived of and organized by Douglas Freeman in the 1980s, and the first official events held in 1986 after President Reagan signed the official NPD proclamation. The day provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. NPD celebrates the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions.

2023 Honorees:

Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy, Ken Boutwell

Philanthropists of the Year, the Johnson Family

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Urielle Laurent

Outstanding Fundraising Professional, James McGowan

Outstanding Philanthropic Business, Holland & Knight

Outstanding Philanthropic Organization, Consortium of Florida Education Foundations

Outstanding Media Personality, Staci Inez

The Big Bend Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals enhances philanthropy and volunteerism, fosters the development and growth of fundraising professionals, and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising community.

Contact information:
Brian Marquez
President, Association of Fundraising Professionals Big Bend Chapter
Donor Stewardship Officer, Tallahassee Community College