Excellence in Philanthropy Awards


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. 

Our 2021 Excellence in Philanthropy Awards Celebration took place virtually on September 30, 2021.

We invite you to take a moment to see whom we have honored, and our loyal sponsors the past few years.

Excellence Honorees



2018



2019



2021

Congratulations 2021 Excellence in Philanthropy Honorees!


AFP-NJ President's Award Alan J. Verbeke
President
Yukon Graphics, Inc.
Bio
Award for Consulting Excellence Anthony R. Alonso
President
Catapult Fundraising, Inc.
Bio
Outstanding Foundation Grunin Foundation Bio
Outstanding Nonprofit Advocate Robin Lavorato
Executive Director
Essex Health and Wellness Recovery Center
Bio
Outstanding Philanthropic Innovator J. Craig Paris
Assistant Headmaster for Advancement
Delbarton School
Bio
Outstanding Philanthropist
(Organizational budgets of $1M <)
Joel Markel
President, Founder, CEO
Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services
Bio
Outstanding Philanthropist
(Organizational budgets of $1M >)
Robert A. Dent
IEEE Volunteer
IEEE
Bio
Outstanding Professional Fundraiser
The 2019 Robert J. Smythe Award
Christopher Hemmer
Chief Development Officer
SCARC Foundation Inc.
Bio
Outstanding Professional Fundraiser
The 2020 Robert J. Smythe Award
William H. Miller, CFRE
Chief Executive Officer
Kean University Foundation
Bio

2021 Excellence in Philanthropy Awards Celebration Sponsors

Awards Celebration Sponsors






Chapter Sponsors

Chapter Platinum Sponsor




Chapter Silver Sponsor



Chapter Bronze Sponsors