National Philanthropy Day


AFP Palm Beach County's National Philanthropy Day Reception, Vendor Show, & Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 at the West Palm Beach Hilton.

This event is a must go for anyone serving nonprofit organizations -- executives, board members, volunteers, and non-profit staff members. All are welcome for this exciting celebration including:

  • Networking with fellow non-profit professionals
  • Vendor Show featuring vendors with products and services aimed at the non-profit community
  • Plated luncheon

Questions? Contact Event Chair, Nicole De Leon at



Watch the 2021 video presentation!
It was our pleasure to recognize all of the Palm Beach County Chapter past honorees who continue to change the world with a giving heart.

Watch the 2020 virtual celebration!

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
  • Orlando Ortiz 
  • 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

  • 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
  • Alexander Dreyfoos
  • 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
  • Rick Stone
  • 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
  • Motorola
  • 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
  • PNC Bank
  • 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 for 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
  • Kirkwood Fund
  • 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
  • Lottie 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

  • Diane Bergner
  • Amy Brand
  • James Gavrilos
  • Roberta "Robi" Jurney
  • Vicki Pugh

Youth in Philanthropy Award

  • Cristina Lindner