National Philanthropy Day KC


Be sure to save the date for our 2023 Event, scheduled for November 7, 2023!

 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 2023 Honorees are being accepted through Friday, May 5.  
An honoree will be selected in each of the following 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.
Excellence in Fundraising – honors a fundraising professional or team that has demonstrated achievement through a successful campaign, initiative or career. 

Click HERE to submit an Intent to Nominate for 2023.

Thank you to all who joined us for our 2022 celebration that took place Thursday, November 10, 2022 at the Children's Mercy Research Institute.

Honoree videos are available for viewing by clicking the link on the award name.  Clicking an honoree name will open the honoree's profile page.  

We loved celebrating our 2022 honorees:

2022 AFPKC National Philanthropy Day Celebration Honorees!

Congrats again to our 2022 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:

Thank you to our Exclusive Media Partner!

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Signature Sponsor

Major Sponsors

Contributing Sponsors

 General Sponsors

Patron Sponsors

Matt Astleford, CFRE
Megan Boos
Joan Cabell, CFRE
Evie Craig, CFRE1
Chelan David
Michelle Davis
Adrianne DeWeese
Marie Dispenza, J.D.
David Fulk
Chad Harris1

Chad Jansen
Jane Lampo, EdD
Katie Lord
Margaret Perkins-McGuiness1
Dionne Pleasant
Jamie Roach
Lindsey Rood-Clifford
Dan Ryan
Chris Stibbs1
Gene Wilson


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