National Philanthropy Day

We are looking forward to this year’s National Philanthropy Day on Thursday, November 7th at the Topeka Country Club when we will acknowledge the spirit of generous giving in our community.

We ask you to be a part of it by helping to: 

    • Sponsor this special annual event or
    • Nominate an individual or an organization for a 2019 philanthropy award 

This year we will honor John and Alicia Salisbury with the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Topeka Council on Philanthropy (AFP-TCOP) 2019 Philanthropic Leadership Award.

National Philanthropy Day (NPD) is a day set aside to rejoice in giving and to recognize exceptional individuals and organizations that make an impact in our community. Registration and networking will begin at 11:30 a.m. Our award program lunch will begin 12 noon.

Should you have any questions, please contact Courtney Schmelzle, National Philanthropy Day Chair at 785-336-0426 or email her at


Congratulations to the 2018 Award Honorees

Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer

Topeka (KS) Chapter of the Links, Inc.


 Outstanding Young Professional

 K-State Miracle Network Dance Marathon Team

Outstanding Foundation

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation

Outstanding Corporate Donor

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation/Prairie Band Casino & Resort

Philanthropic Leadership

The Sisk Charitable Trust

National Philanthropy Day Award Recipients History