2021 Nomination Guidelines


The annual Philanthropy Day Awards program, hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Central Texas Chapter (AFP), recognizes and pays tribute to outstanding achievements by individuals, corporations, foundations and nonprofit organizations whose philanthropy creates significant impact on the quality of life in Central Texas. Awards are presented at the annual Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon, (date TBD). Proceeds from the event directly support AFP’s mission of advancing philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising. 


Nominations will be accepted through August 10, 2021 at 5:00pm.  Nominations and letters of support must be submitted by mail or email

If submitting by mail, please mail to:
Robyn Trippe, NPD Chair
AFP Central Texas
PO Box 8061
Waco, TX 76714


Members of the Philanthropy Day Awards Selection Panel review and score all nominations according to the criteria provided (see below). The Selection Panel may request additional nominee information to facilitate the selection process. 

Please inform nominee of your nomination and the date of the event prior to submitting. In order to be eligible, honorees must be available to accept the award in person in the fall of 2021.


Nominations are evaluated using scoring criteria specific to each award category as listed below. For nominations to be considered complete, each scoring criteria must be addressed separately. Incomplete nominations will not be considered. The most compelling nominations address in measurable ways how the nominee has directly impacted specific organizations and causes. 

Award Categories 

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Philanthropist of the Year
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Business/Corporation
  • Outstanding Community Service
  • Organization Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
  • Outstanding Foundation
  • Outstanding Fundraising Professional
  • Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy (age 5-18) 


Please download the 2021 NPD Nomination Form here: 2021_National_Philanthropy_Day_Nomination_Form.pdf.

For more information on Philanthropy Day nominations, please contact NPD Chair, Robyn Trippe.