National Philanthropy Day

Thank you for attending National Philanthropy Day 2019! We hope you will join us next year. Check back in 2020 for event details.

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Congratulations to the 2019 National Philanthropy Day Honorees!

Wendy Dayton
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Ryan and Maria Keller
Outstanding Youth Philanthropists

Muffy MacMillan
Outstanding Individual Philanthropist

Jennifer Soderholm
Outstanding Professional Fundraiser

Sit Family Foundation
Outstanding Philanthropic Organization

Dorothy Day Place Capital Campaign Committee
Outstanding Contribution to Philanthropy

Questions about the event?

Please contact the AFP Minnesota Chapter office at or 952-444-6361!

NPD Award Nominations

Nomination period has closed

Tell us a story of an extraordinary person, or group of people, whose efforts deserve to be celebrated at the 2020 National Philanthropy Day.

Each year, the Association of Fundraising Professionals – MN Chapter honors Minnesotans of all backgrounds who exemplify our states uniquely generous spirit at National Philanthropy Day.

The nomination process is quick and easy! Simply tell us about your nominee and the impact they have had on a community in Minnesota - whether in Mankato, Minneapolis, or Moorhead. We aim to celebrate stories of remarkable generosity and service from across our state that represent the full diversity of Minnesota’s philanthropic spirit.

Please submit preliminary nominations by Friday, May 15. If your nominee is selected as a finalist, you will be notified before June 30 and asked to submit a full nomination. Honorees and all finalists will be recognized at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon this fall.

Questions? Contact Clayton Jelinek, National Philanthropy Day Chair, at