Thank you to all who attended our event on November 7, 2023 at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center!
National Philanthropy Day was founded in 1986 by presidential proclamation of the Association of Fundraising Professionals to recognize charitable giving in all its forms. AFPKC celebrates this day locally with an annual special event honoring Kansas City individuals and companies that embody the spirit of philanthropy.
Information for our 2024 event will be announced in the coming months.
AFPKC honorees for 2023:
Spirit of Philanthropy – Family – Chandra Family, Nominated by KC CARE Health Center
Spirit of Philanthropy – Business – Mazuma Credit Union, Nominated by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City
Spirit of Philanthropy – Youth – Brendan Zahner, Nominated by Harvester’s Community Food Network
Excellence in Development Operations – Tish Sjuts, Nominated by Midwest Innocence Project
Excellence in Fundraising – Jennifer J.E. Wampler, CFRE, Nominated by KC Ballet with support from Arts Council of Johnson County, John Hunkeler, Jennifer Ingraham, Patricia Macdonald and Amy Winterscheidt
For AFPKC’s 50th anniversary, the chapter hosted Fundraising Forward, a professional development opportunity, directly followed by the National Philanthropy Day celebration.
2023 Honorees, pictured below from left to right:
Dr. Mahesh Chandra, Ingrid Chandra, Dr. Kiran Chandra, Spirit of Philanthropy – Family; Tish Sjuts, Excellence in Development Operations; Brendan Zahner, Spirit of Philanthropy – Youth; Mark Thompson, Mezuma Credit Union, Spirit of Philanthropy – Business; Jennifer J.E. Wampler, CFRE, Excellence in Fundraising