Philanthropy Day

Thanks to all our Generous Sponsors Who Support Philanthropy in our Community

We are pleased to announce the following 2019 Cape Fear Region Association for Fundraising Professionals
National Philanthropy Day Recipients

Professional Fundraising Executive of the Year * 

Logan Thompson, Welcome Home Angel

Fundraising Board of Directors of the Year

Cape Fear Literacy Council

Philanthropic Organization of the Year

Heath and Sons Management, LLC

Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year

Alan Perry

Student in Philanthropy of the Year

Amiya And Amari Dickey

Philanthropist of the Year

Ann Campbell-Morin

Thanks to the North Carolina Community Foundation sponsorship Individual Honorees will have the pleasure of
designating a $500 gift to the Nonprofit of their choice.

Our Chapter's National Philanthropy Day Breakfast is our primary fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from this event enable us to send over 20 chapter members to the statewide conference at half the cost of the registration. We can also bring in a nationally recognized speakers, to provide quality education to our members at a very reasonable cost. And finally, we send one well deserving member to the International Conference, registration is covered by AFP International with the Chamberlain Scholarship, sponsors and event proceeds, defray their costs for lodging and airfare. Many of our local members work for very small, nonprofits making the cost for this type of quality conference out of their reach.   We believe that this education helps all of us be better fundraisers, which in turn allows us to make greater impact in our community.

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

*Must be an AFP Member to be nominated. 


Past National Philanthropy 
Day Honorees

PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR

2019  Ann Campbell-Morin
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

PHILANTHROPIC ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR
2019: Heath and Sons Management, LLC
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

PROFESSIONAL FUNDRAISING EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

2019  Logan Thompson, Welcome Home Angel
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 

VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR
2019  Alan Perry
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 

STUDENT PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR
2019  Amiya and Amari Libingi
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

FUNDRAISING BOARD OF THE DIRECTORS OF THE YEAR
2019 cape Fear Literacy Council
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 Child Advocacy Center


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.

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