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.

Each November, AFP Indiana Chapter celebrates the spirit of giving by recognizing philanthropists and the impact of philanthropy at the Indiana Philanthropy Awards. 

Nominations for the 2024 Indiana Philanthropy Awards are now open! The deadline to submit a nomination is June 7, 2024, and you can nominate by following this link. The luncheon and awards program will occur on November 21, 2024, at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Here are the awards that will be presented this year: 

Lifetime Achievement

An individual or family who has demonstrated a record of exceptional service as a donor or volunteer and has left a remarkable legacy through their philanthropy.

Outstanding Philanthropist

An individual or family whose generosity has positively impacted the community and/or encouraged and inspired others to take philanthropic leadership roles.

Outstanding Fundraising Professional

An individual who practices the fundraising profession in an exemplary manner and is an inspiration to others.

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

An individual or family that successfully coordinated and motivated groups of volunteers for fundraising projects that have had a significant impact on a charitable organization(s).

Outstanding Foundation

A community, private, or corporate foundation that has demonstrated substantial impact.

Outstanding Philanthropy Group

Giving circles; donor affinity, alumni, or community groups; civic or social service organizations; and similar entities that have promoted philanthropy or volunteerism within an organization or community.

Outstanding Emerging Philanthropist

An individual or group through age 22 who participated in direct financial support, development of programs, volunteerism, and/or philanthropic leadership.

Outstanding Business/Corporation

A business or corporation that has practiced impactful giving and/or motivated philanthropic support, leadership, and volunteerism among its employees.


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.