National Philanthropy Day


National Philanthropy Day
will celebrate its 35th year of honoring those in Palm Beach County who are "changing the world with a giving heart." This past year, philanthropy has played a critical role during these unprecedented times. From providing food and shelter for our neighbors in the Bahamas, keeping our community safe during the pandemic, and taking a stand for social justice; many have made a lasting mark. Join us on Thursday, November 12 at 2:30 PM on our Facebook Page as we honor the individuals, corporations, and foundations who gave their time, talent, and resources to transform an idea into someone's positive future.

Would you like to be a sponsor of this year's virtual event? Contact Kris Lidinsky for more information and check out the opportunities here. 

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Your event co-chairs,

Kris Lidinsky & Sarah Turner

2020 National Philanthropy Day Honorees

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Orlando Ortiz

Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation

PNC Bank

Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation

The Kirkwood Fund

Outstanding Fundraising Professional

Amy Brand

President's Award

Rodney Mayo and Hospitality Helping Hands

Youth in Philanthropy Award

Cristina Lindner

National Philanthropy Day Past Honorees

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Edward M. Ricci

William Meyer

Jay Zeager

Michael Ainslie

Merrill L. Bank

Dari Bowman

William J. Brooks

William R. Burson

Max Davis

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr.

Jean Feather

Charles and Jean Brown Fischer

Howard L. Guggenheim

Anita J. Hamilton

Susan Keenan

Ann Keresey

Dorothy L. Lappin and Simon Benson Offit

Phillip D. Lewis

Pamela McIver

Jane Mitchell

Joyce McLendon

Patty Myura

William Plum

Michele Poole

Dick and Sally Robinson

Tandy Robinson

Cathleen McFarlane Ross

Jean Spence

Dorothy Ann Sullivan

Kathryn Vecellio

Donald E. Warren, M.D.

Aubrey and Sally Strul

Outstanding Philanthropist

Rick Stone

James and Sue Patterson

Alexander Dreyfoos

Leo and Anne Albert

Ronald & Kathy Assaf

Peter Blum

Yvonne S. Boice

John J. Brogan

Lawrence J. and Florence A. De George

Countess Henrietta De Hoernle

Lucienne Driskill

George and Wilma Elmore

Celia Lipton Farris

Mary Alice Fortin

Barry and Florence Friedberg

Jerome and Barbara Golden

Roe Green

Richard and Pat Johnson

Linda R. Kaminow

Eugene and Christine Lynn

Robert M. Montgomery, Jr.

Patrick Park

Helen K. Persson

Gary Peters

Lois Pope

Dorothy Rautbord

Deborah and Harry Sargeant III

Laurie S. Silvers

Charles E. Schmidt

Harold and Patricia Toppel

Mrs. Harold P. Whitmore

Babbette Wolfe

Steve and Heather Atkins

Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation/Organization

GL Homes

G4S Secure Solutions

The Gardens Mall

American Culinary Federation (ACF)

Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea (Mission and Outreach Committee)

Bank of America

The Breakers, Palm Beach

Brown Distributing Company, Inc.

Chase Manhattan Private Bank

First Union Foundation for First Union National Bank

Florida Power & Light

The Honda Classic and Children’s Healthcare Charity, Inc.

IBM Boca Raton

International Society of Palm Beach

Jarden Consumer Solutions


Northern Trust Bank of Florida, N.A.

Palm Beach Harley Owners Group

The Palm Beach Post

The Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Ft. Lauderdale Palm Beach


Publix Super Markets, Inc.

The George W. Jenkins Foundation

Rotary International

Seacrest Services

Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley, P.A.

Toshiba Business Solutions

U.S. Trust Company of Florida

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.


Office Depot

Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation/Grantmaking Organization

Ibis Charities Foundation

The Berlin Family Foundation

Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties

Arthur I. and Sydelle Meyer Foundation

Barnett Bank of Palm Beach County Foundation

C. Kenneth and Laura Baxter Foundation

The Samuel J. and Connie M. Frankino Charitable Foundation

The A.D. Henderson Foundation

J. M. Rubin Foundation

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

The Esther B. O’Keeffe Foundation

The Lattner Family Foundation

The Lost Tree Village Charitable Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Office Depot Foundation

Palm Healthcare Foundation

The Picower Foundation

Quantum Foundation

The Sexauer Foundation

The Gertrude E. Skelly Charitable Foundation

Walter and Adi Blum Foundation

Wycliffe Charities Foundation

Leonard and Sophie Davis Foundation

Outstanding Planned Giving/Legacy Honoree

Dora Bak

Lemuel R. Boulware

George D. Cornell

Kelly Rev. Trust Marj and Pop Kelly

Isabel Collier Read

Lotte French Lewis

Lifetime Achievement/President's Award
John J. Brogan

Alexander W. Dreyfoos

Countess Henrietta de Hoernle

Theodore M. Johnson and Vivian R. Johnson/Johnson Scholarship Foundation

Lansing, Lacy, Hutcheon Group at Merrill Lynch

Helen K. Persson

Outstanding Fundraising Professional

James Gavrilos

Roberta "Robi" Jurney

Diane Bergner

Vicki Pugh