Philanthropy Day

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NOMINATE someone good. We know you know someone good. The good do.

Guidelines for Submitting Nominations

Deadline for Submission EXTENDED to Midnight, Wednesday, October 23rd

1. Nominations are open to the public. Nominations for any award may be submitted by an individual member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), OR non-member individual or organization.

2. Winners will be selected by a committee of for-profit and not-for-profit community leaders, which will include current AFP - Cape Fear Region members.

3.  Professional Fundraising Executive of the Year must be an active AFP Cape Fear Region member and nominations are voted on by AFP - Cape Fear Region chapter members.

4. The deadline for nominations for AFP-Cape Fear Region National Philanthropy Day is October 16th, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Late entries will not be accepted.

5. All nominations MUST be submitted using the forms available above, here on the AFP-Cape Fear Region website.

6. All nominations MUST address all of the criteria set out for each award. Narratives should contain complete, clear and concise answers to the criteria. A 2-3 sentence summary bio is requested for the program.

7. Nominations will be judged on the responses to the criteria.

8. Incomplete nominations, or nominations that do not address all of the criteria, will not be considered.

9. Before nominating individuals, please confirm they will accept the award, if chosen, and that they will attend the breakfast 7:30 am on November 13, 2019. All nominees will receive one ticket to the breakfast, and are encouraged to attend. Award Honorees are notified at the Awards breakfast.

10. Honorees will have the pleasure of designating a $500 gift to the Nonprofit of their choice, thanks 

For any questions, please email Lauren Daley, AFP Cape Fear Region NPD Nominations Committee

Past National Philanthropy Day Honorees


2018  Joe and Whitney Finley
2017  Judy Girard
2016  Bobby Harrelson
2015  Ricky and Diane Benton
2014  Peter Hexter 
2013  John Monteith 
2012 Reid and Linda Murchison 
2011 Tim Milam 
2010  Louise Coggins and Dickson Baldridge (TIE)
2009  Linda and Vance Ferrigno

2018  Food Lion
2017  Wells Fargo
2016  Live Oak Bank
2015  Junior League of Wilmington, NC
2014  Home Depot Foundation
2013 First Federal Bank
2012 State Employees Credit Union
2011 Wilmington Civitan Chapter 
2010  Corning, Inc.
2009  PPD

2018  JC Lyle, WARM
2017  Mary Bradley, WHQR
2016  Jane Birnbach, CFRE, Good Shepherd Center
2015  Bob Jones, CFCC
2014  Vicki Dull, Harrelson Center 
2013 Kitty Yerkes, Habitat For Humanity 
2012 Melissa Reabold, UWCFA 
2011 Diane Lomax, Domestic Violence Shelter
2010  Reed Wallace, Wilmington Symphony 
2009  Laurie Taylor, CFRE, Lower Cape Fear Hospice 

2018  Meg Caswell & Liz Carroll
2017  Linda Wilson
2016  Laura Jones
2015  Sandy Spiers
2014 Betsy Leonard 
2013 Denise Szaloky 
2012 Coach Ronald Watson 
2011 Murrie and Teresa Lee 
2010  Bo Dean
2009  Beth Pancoe 

2018  Vincent Walsh
2017  Katie Evans
2016  No Nominations
2015  Robert Penna-Welch

2014 Drake Harper, Brunswick Community College 
2013 Hoggard High School Art Club - Katy Hufham
2012 Michael Castoro, Topsail High Performing Arts
2011 No Nominations 
2010 UNCW Chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon

2018  Lakeside Partners
2017  Phoenix Hometown Hires
2016  Brunswick Community College Foundation
2015  Cape Fear Community College Foundation

2014 No Nominations 
2013 Airlie Gardens Foundation 
2012 The Carousel Center for Abused Children

What is National Philanthropy Day:

Philanthropy is “the love of humankind,” and National Philanthropy Day® (NPD)—November 15—is the day that thousands of people around the world come together to both (1) put that word into action and (2) recognize the change that word has brought to our communities.

NPD is a celebration of philanthropy—giving, volunteering and charitable engagement—that highlights the accomplishments, large and small, that philanthropy—and all those involved in the philanthropic process—makes to our society and our world.

National Philanthropy Day® is both an official day and a grassroots movement. Every year, since 1986 when President Ronald Reagan first proclaimed November 15th as National Philanthropy Day®, communities across the globe have celebrated by hosting events to recognize activities of donors, volunteers, foundations, leaders, corporations, and others engaged in philanthropy.