National Philanthropy Day:
Registration is Now Open!
Reserve your spot for the 2023 National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Luncheon! Individual tickets and Community Table registrations are now open. Join us in celebrating and recognizing the individuals, organizations, and businesses who have impacted the community with their philanthropic endeavors
Celebrate someone who has gone above and beyond by recognizing them as a table honoree! Host a Community Table for $350 and honor a board member, donor, staff, or volunteer to acknowledge their hard work and accomplishments. AFP membership is not required for registration and table honorees.
This year’s NPD Legacy Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Great Smoky Mountain Chapter of AFP, will be awarded to Linda C. Vaughn and her late husband Emmet P. (Buck) Vaughn for their significant impact on organizations in the East Tennessee Region.
2023 Regional Award Winners
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser – Cathy Ackermann, Ackermann Marketing & PR
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy – William Cabaniss, Vanilla Feeds Tomorrow
Outstanding Foundation – Blackberry Farm Foundation
Corporate Philanthropist of the Year – United Cleanup Oak Ridge
Outstanding Philanthropist – A. David Martin
Nonprofit Professional Fundraiser of the Year – Elaine Streno, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee