National Philanthropy Day KC


Be sure to save the date for our 2023 Event, scheduled for November 7, 2023 at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center! 
Registration is available HERE.

 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. 

AFPKC is excited to announce our honorees for 2023:

Spirit of Philanthropy – FamilyChandra Family, Nominated by KC CARE Health Center
Spirit of Philanthropy – BusinessMazuma Credit Union, Nominated by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City
Spirit of Philanthropy – YouthBrendan Zahner, Nominated by Harvester’s Community Food Network
Excellence in Development Operations
Tish Sjuts, Nominated by Midwest Innocence Project
Excellence in FundraisingJennifer 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 is hosting Fundraising Forward, a professional development opportunity, directly followed by the National Philanthropy Day celebration.  For more information on this exciting event, and to purchase combined tickets to both events, please visit the Fundraising Forward event page.  

For tickets to attend only the National Philanthropy Day Celebration, click HERE.


Below is a memory from last year's event featuring our2022 Honorees, pictured below from left to right:
Susan Belger-Angulo, Excellence in Fundraising; Dr. Linda Mitchell, Excellence in Legacy Giving; Amy, John, and Mary Hunkeler, Spirit of Philanthropy – Family; Jen Kiper, Excellence in Development Operations; Cimone Trysla, Spirit of Philanthropy – Youth; and Carlos Ledezma, Cable Dahmer, Spirit of Philanthropy – Business


Check out this slideshow of images from our 2022 Celebration:

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