Ithaca College - Emerson Suites, Campus Center
You are invited to join us on National Philanthropy Day to recognize and honor all the good that happens in our Finger Lakes communities; and the philanthropists, volunteers, and fundraising leaders behind it!
Inquiries regarding available seats.
Contact the NPD co-chairs Sherri Koski and Krista Matia via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission for this event is to foster and create connections among community members, businesses, philanthropists, and nonprofit organizations. The National Philanthropy Day Awards Celebration is open to anyone, with discounted ticket prices for AFP members.
What is National Philanthropy Day?
National Philanthropy Day® is both an official day and a grassroots movement. Every year, since 1986 when President Ronald Reagan first proclaimed November 15th as National Philanthropy Day®, communities across the globe have celebrated by hosting events to recognize activities of donors, volunteers, foundations, leaders, corporations, and others engaged in philanthropy.
NPD is a celebration of philanthropy—giving, volunteering and charitable engagement—that highlights the accomplishments, large and small, that philanthropy—and all those involved in the philanthropic process—makes to our society and our world. The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is founder of the NPD movement and chief supporter and sponsor. Learn more at afpglobal.org.
**New in 2019** - Bring your Partners in Philanthropy! We encourage you to use this event as an opportunity to steward your most valued supporters. Invite your Partners in Philanthropy – major donors, VIPs, board members, volunteer - to join you at the NPD Awards Celebration! They will be recognized at the event with a special nametag, recognition during the program, and a photo. Inviting a Partner (or two) can help you connect and steward your donors during an important time of year!
About the AFP Finger Lakes Chapter’s NPD Awards
Each year, the AFP Finger Lakes chapter hosts an awards celebration and luncheon on National Philanthropy Day. The Chapter, along with our community and nominators, recognize individuals and businesses among the following categories:
Philanthropist of the Year
Honors an individual or family that has demonstrated exemplary financial support of the nonprofit sector.
Corporate Philanthropist of the Year
Honors an area business - local, national or international - that has demonstrated exemplary financial and/or in-kind support and volunteer leadership in the non-profit sector.
Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year
Honors an individual or family that has demonstrated exemplary volunteer leadership in the non-profit sector.
Outstanding Professional Achievement in Nonprofit Leadership
Honors an individual who has demonstrated exemplary commitment, professionalism and leadership throughout the course of their nonprofit career.
2019 Award Nominees
This year, the event will expand its recognition and celebration of philanthropy by announcing all award qualified nominees in advance, with the winner announced at the event on November 15th. Join us to celebrate all of the amazing nominees and find out who has won.
(listed in alphabetical order):
Elizabeth Bixler & Betsy East
Tompkins Financial Corporation
Deb and Chuck Wilke
Congratulations to our all of our nominees!