National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day is a special day to recognize and pay tribute to the meaningful contributions that philanthropy — and those active in our own philanthropic community — make to our lives, communities, and world. 

Thank you to everyone who joined AFP-CNY on November 15, 2023, to celebrate National Philanthropy Day 2023! It was an honor to be able to recognize individuals, organizations, and businesses in the Central New York Area who generously give their time, talents, and resources for the enrichment and benefit of our communities. 

National Philanthropy Day Breakfast
A Morning to Remember

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
8:00 AM-10:30 AM

Drumlins Country Club 
800 Nottingham Rd
Syracuse, NY 13224

Registration starting at 8:00 AM
Event program and breakfast 8:30-10:30 AM

Tickets: $50/person
The deadline to purchase tickets online is Friday, November 3, 2023.

Congratulations to the 2023 National Philanthropy Day Honorees! We are proud to honor:

  • Outstanding Fundraising Professional: Kate Houck
  • Outstanding Philanthropist: Pierre Morrisseau
  • Outstanding Corporation: Northland Communications
  • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraisers: Ozzie and Dede Crisalli
  • Outstanding Foundation: The Gifford Foundation

Click here to view the photo gallery from the event by Excel Media & Solutions. 

Click here to take a look back at the honorees throughout the years.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Although the primary goal of National Philanthropy Day is to celebrate Central New York’s generous spirit, this event is the primary fundraiser for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Central New York Chapter. Join us in advancing ethical and effective fundraising by sponsoring the NPD Awards Celebration! Click here to learn more!

The deadline for recognition in the event program is Friday, October 27, 2023.

  • Full page ads are 5.5 x 8.5 + 1/8" bleed
  • Half page ads are 5.5 x 4.25 + 1/8" bleed

Please email acknowledgments for the program to

For questions or more information contact: 

Chapter Administrator at