National Philanthropy Day KC


Save the Date to for our 2022 celebration:
Thursday, November 10, 2022. 

 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. 

Nominations for our 2022 Honorees are OPEN!  To share a nominee, please complete THIS FORM.

This year, we will be celebrating honorees in each of these categories:
Spirit of Philanthropy – Individual/Family – honors an individual or family with a proven record of embodying the spirit of philanthropy through financial support, community service, and/or leadership.
Spirit of Philanthropy – Business – honors a corporation (or its corporate foundation) that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement.
Spirit of Philanthropy – Youth – honors an individual or group of young people ages 5-23 who demonstrate outstanding commitment to community through direct financial support, volunteer service, or charitable partnerships.
Excellence in Legacy Giving – honors an exemplary planned giving relationship between a donor and charitable organization and/or fundraising professional.
Excellence in Development Operations – honors a fundraising professional or team that is a sustaining force vital to empowering organizational achievement and has demonstrated project based and/or career success in high impact, but often low visibility areas such as event planning, database or prospect management, stewardship, annual giving, grants, etc. The individual or team must currently work directly for a not-for-profit, charitable organization.
Excellence in Fundraising – honors a fundraising professional or team that has demonstrated achievement through a successful campaign, initiative or career. The individual or team must currently work directly for or with a not-for-profit, charitable organization. An individual or team may not be considered if they currently serve on the National Philanthropy Day Committee.

Thank you for joining us for the 2021 AFPKC National Philanthropy Day Celebration!

Congrats again to our 2021 Honorees, pictured below from left to right: Zalman Kohen, Summit Homes, Spirit of Philanthropy – Business; Doug Jones, Excellence in Legacy Giving; Brooklyn Stewart, Spirit of Philanthropy – Youth; Amy Guerich, Spirit of Philanthropy – Individual; and Dr. Matthew Naylor, Excellence in Fundraising.

Additional photos from this year’s National Philanthropy Day awards celebration can be found on the AFPKC Facebook and LinkedIn.

Take a moment to revisit last year’s celebration and learn more about our 2021 honorees here:
Spirit of Philanthropy - Business
Spirit of Philanthropy - Individual

Spirit of Philanthropy - Youth
Legacy Giving Award - Presented in Partnership with GPA
Excellence in Fundraising

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