2022 National Philanthropy Day

Chair: Leslie Genovese
Contact National Philanthropy Day Committee
Committee: David Lee
Michael Gaffney

Save the date

November 4, 2022

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Ticket sales for the 2022 National Philanthropy Day Awards will be open soon. Please save the date and plan to join us in celebrating our honorees at the Akron-Fairlawn Hilton during our National Philanthropy Day Luncheon on Thursday, November 4, 2022.

What is National Philanthropy Day?


National Philanthropy Day or NPD was conceived and organized by Douglas Freeman in the 1980s and the first official event was held in 1986 after President Ronald Reagan signed the official National Philanthropy Day Proclamation. 

The day provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. NPD celebrates the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions. 

Last year, more than 130 AFP Chapters held NPD events and activities across North America. AFP plays a key role in encouraging giving and volunteering through its National Philanthropy Day activities. 

AFP exists to help people change the world. Not just fundraisers, but also donors, volunteers, corporations, foundations, and all others involved in the philanthropic process. By bringing people together, raising awareness of causes, and developing best practices and standards, we work as one community to ensure donors see their dreams come to fruition. We help them create the impact that will change the world. 

We are now accepting nominations for our 2022 National Philanthropy Day Awards. Click the button below to learn more or to make a nomination.



Thank you for supporting our 2021 National Philanthropy Day Awards

To watch the 2021 Virtual Awards, please visit our AFPNEO YouTube Channel.

2020/2021 NPD Honorees

Please join us in congratulating these awardees.
 Small Business Leadership Award
 Interior Graphic Systems
 Corporate Leadership Award
 Brouse McDowell
 Foundation Leadership Award
 Nordson Corporation Foundation
 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award
 Denise Hill
 Special Recognition Award
 Lynne Dougherty
 Outstanding Philanthropist Award
 Denise and Norm Wells
 Rising Star Outstanding Young Professional Fundraiser Award
 Brittany Costa
 Youth in Philanthropy Award
 Tyler Snyder