Indiana Philanthropy Awards Celebration

Indiana Philanthropy Awards Celebration

Save the Date for 2021

November 18, 2021
11:15 a.m. Registration
12 p.m.  Lunch and Awards
Indiana Roof Ballroom

Indiana Philanthropy Award 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.

Indiana Philanthropy Awards Categories:

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 leaderships roles.

Outstanding Fundraising Professional: 
An individual who practices the fundraising profession in an exemplary manner and is an inspiration to others.
Must be an AFP member for a minimum of 12 months prior to date of application. To confirm membership status, email Sara Nash, AFP-IC Chapter Administrator, at

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: 
An individual or family that successfully coordinated and motivated a group of volunteers for fundraising projects that have had 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 Youth Achievement:  An individual or group through age 22 who participated in direct financial support, development of charitable 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.

Nomination Submission:

Nomination Form - including contact information and written narrative totaling approximately three to five paragraphs (averaging a total of 400-600 words) that include:
  1. Description of outcomes of philanthropic impact and achievements accomplished.
  2. Evidence of philanthropic support and innovative, collaborative approaches to solving problems.
  3. For Lifetime Achievement, Philanthropist, Outstanding Fundraising Professional, Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer only:  Evidence of encouragement and motivation given to others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement.
  4. Found at:

Two letters of support - no more than one page each, emailed to  
Did you miss the virtual program " A Powerful Indiana Philanthropy Awards Nomination"?  If so or if you want to view it again, the recording can be found here.


Click here to see the list of past recipients.