Excellence in Philanthropy Awards

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Since 1981, AFP NJ’s Excellence in Philanthropy Awards have recognized the achievements of some of the most notable citizens and organizations in our state who have dedicated their efforts toward making New Jersey a better place. 

Congratulations 2022 Honorees!

 Outstanding Professional Fundraiser
The Robert J. Smythe Award

Jill Gwydir-Govel
Director of Development
Lunch Break

Outstanding Philanthropist
(Organizational budget >$1M)

Mindy A. Cohen
Retired, Evergreen Partners, Inc.
Vice President of Women@NJPAC
Board Member, NJPAC
Board Member, NJ Symphony

Community Organization

New Jersey State Federation of
Women's Clubs (NJSFWC)

Young Fundraiser

Samantha Mitchell-Hope
Senior Manager - Mission Advancement
Food Bank of South Jersey

New Jersey Corporation


Special thanks to our loyal sponsors and supporters who took part in our
Awards Celebration, at our
42nd Annual Conference on Philanthropy

Thursday, November 17, 2022
12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Bridgewater Marriott

View past Excellence in Philanthropy Awards honorees and our valued sponsors

Excellence Honorees





2022 Excellence in Philanthropy Awards Celebration Sponsors

Ad Journal Sponsor


Platinum Sponsors

Mindy A. Cohen and

David Bershad

Chapter Sponsors

Chapter Platinum Sponsor

Chapter Gold Sponsor

Chapter Silver Sponsors

Chapter Bronze Sponsors