Award Descriptions

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Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist: This award honors a corporation or its corporate foundation that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement.

Outstanding Fundraising Professional: This award recognizes an individual who works directly for a nonprofit organization, serving as a role model for other fundraising professionals and demonstrating the highest of ethical standards. This person's career should highlight significant increases in return on fundraising investment, successful management of key programs, the creation of new organizational cultures, and/or the introduction of innovative and creative ideas. The nominee must have a minimum of ten years' experience and be a member of the Chapter. CFRE credentials are a plus. Consultants or other individuals not working directly for a charity are INELIGIBLE for this award.

Outstanding Media Outlet or Best Nonprofit Media Coverage: This award honors a media outlet (TV, Radio, Print, etc.) that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial and/or in‐kind support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement.

Outstanding Foundation: This award honors a foundation that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles in philanthropy and community involvement.

Outstanding Philanthropist: This award honors an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, demonstrates outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles.

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: This award honors an individual or family that demonstrates commitment and success as a volunteer fundraiser and/or outstanding skills in coordinating and motivating groups of volunteers for fundraising projects for the benefit of charitable institutions.

Outstanding Youth(s) in Philanthropy, Ages 5‐17: This award honors youth—an individual, pair or small group of young people—age 5‐17 (as of January 1st of this year) with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct support of their time, talent, and/or treasure demonstrates outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles.

Outstanding Youth(s) in Philanthropy, Ages 18‐23: This award honors youth—an individual, pair or small group of young people—age 5‐17 (as of January 1st of this year) with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct support of their time, talent, and/or treasure demonstrates outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles.


Volunteer Recognition Award (All volunteers submitted for this award will be recognized)Select a volunteer who has donated their time and/or has contributed financially to your organization. Each volunteer will be introduced at the NPD luncheon, listed with the designating agency in the program, and receive a certificate of appreciation. We do ask that your organization register and cover the cost of lunch for your volunteer. Only one volunteer per organization will be recognized (a couple or a pair of co-chairs of a campaign/event are considered to be one volunteer).