National Philanthropy Day KC

Honorees have been announced for our 2021 National Philanthropy Day event!           
Thursday, November 11, 2021               

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. 

Honorees for this years' awards are:
Amy Guerich - 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.

Summit Homes - 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.

Brooklyn Stewart - 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.

Doug Jones - Excellence in Legacy Giving – honors an exemplary planned giving relationship between a donor and charitable organization and/or fundraising professional.  Award given in partnership with the Mid-America Charitable Gift Planners.

Dr. Matthew Naylor - 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.

Click here to register to attend the event. 

Thank you to all who nominated potential honorees for this year's celebration. 
For more information on the NPD Nomination process, click here.

Thank you for making the 2020 National Philanthropy Day in November a virtual success!
Take a moment to revisit and learn more about our 2020 honorees here.

Thank you to our Exclusive Media Partner!

Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor


Major Sponsors

Contributing Sponsors

Children's Mercy Kansas City

Truman Heartland Community Foundation

General Sponsors

Joan Cabell
Cornerstones of Care

Patron Sponsors
Matt Astleford
Megan Boos
Evie Craig
Michelle Davis
Marie Dispenza
Do More Good
Chad Harris
Chad Jansen
Dionne Pleasant
Dan Ryan

is presented by


Sponsorship Opportunities for our 2021 Event
are now available!  

Register online or complete this form.