NPD 2020


Join AFP West Florida Chapter for a social on Thursday, November 12th to honor this year's nominees for the National Philanthropy Day Awards! All nominees, guests and community members are invited to join us to celebrate the spirit of philanthropy in our community. The social is being held at Museum Plaza in historic downtown Pensacola, drinks will be provided. Learn more here.

Nominees will be honored on Friday, November 13, 2020, through a virtual event on Facebook Live on our Facebook page. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please email

The purpose National Philanthropy Day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy and those people active in the philanthropic community to the enrichment of our world.

NPD was originally conceived of and organized by Douglas Freeman in the 1980s, and the first official events held in 1986 after President Reagan signed the official NPD proclamation. The day provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. NPD celebrates the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions.

There are eight different categories nominations are submitted to: Outstanding Philanthropist, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, Outstanding Philanthropic Organization or Foundation, Outstanding Business or Corporation, Outstanding Champion of Diversity or Inclusion, Outstanding Faith-Based Organization, Outstanding Fundraising Professional, and Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy. View past winners here.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Community Sponsors
Baptist Health Care
D.W. McMillan Foundation
Kia AutoSport of Pensacola

Award Sponsors
Gulf Power Company
Laverne Baker
Teri Levin
University of West Florida

AFP Sponsors
Andrea Rosenbaum
Kathleen Logan
Mary Williams
Pensacola Little Theatre
NPD 2020 Schedule