Indiana Philanthropy Awards Celebration

Indiana Philanthropy Awards Overview

The Association of Fundraising Professionals – Indiana Chapter (AFP-IC) fosters the growth of development of philanthropy, the fundraising profession, the chapter, and its individual members. 

AFP-IC annually hosts the Indiana Philanthropy Awards to honor and recognize individuals, groups, organizations, and corporations in Indiana who have enhanced philanthropy and the community through their dedicated efforts, time, leadership, passion, and generosity. These awards are given in recognition to those whose life-time or long-term achievements have made a significant impact on our state or a local community through one or more charitable organizations.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
11:15 am - 2 pm
Indiana Roof Ballroom


Join us as we recognize the 2023 Indiana Philanthropy Award honorees!

Lifetime Achievement:  Eugene Tempel, CFRE nominated by Paula Jenkins, CFRE

Outstanding Philanthropist:  Bernie Niehaus nominated by Vincennes University/Vincennes University Foundation

Outstanding Fundraising Professional:  Danielle Stiles-Polk nominated by Ivy Tech Community College

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser:  JR Sandadi nominated by Brightlane Learning

Outstanding Foundation:  Kroger Foundation nominated by Eskenazi Health Foundation

Outstanding Philanthropy Group:  Women of Beneficence nominated by Ball State University

Outstanding Emerging Philanthropist:  Sara Brown nominated by Franklin College

Outstanding Business/Corporation:  Cunningham Restaurant Group/Mike and Mindy Cunningham nominated by Herron Classical Schools

Please register by November 3, 2023.

Individual Registration:  $65
Full Table (8 seats):  $1200
Half Table (4 seats):  $700


Sponsorship Opportunities:
Sponsorships are available for Presenting Sponsor, Award Sponsors, Full-table and Half-table sponsors.  Click here to view the opportunities.  Contact: Joe Macko,


Click here to see the list of past recipients.