2019 National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon

Celebrating the generosity that lives in our communities!


National Philanthropy Day Awards LuncheonSAVE THE DATE: November 15, 2019

On November 15, 2019, we will recognize award winners
for both years 2018 and 2019. 
2018 National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon was canceled
due to weather - Ithaca College closed

SAVE THE DATE!
National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon
Friday, November 15, 2019
at Ithaca College's Emerson Suites, Campus Center
Registration for luncheon: opening soon
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The Finger Lakes Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is pleased to invite nominations for philanthropic excellence in the Finger Lakes region. Nominate your Philanthropic Hero for one of the 2019 National Philanthropy Day Awards!
Accepting nominations beginning June 1st 2019 (nomination deadline: September 15, 2019).  Guidelines for submitting nominations, CLICK HERE

2018 National Philanthropy Day Awards

Shelley & Ron Cooper
Philanthropist of the Year
- Honors an individual or family that has demonstrated exemplary financial support of and volunteer leadership in the non-profit sector.


Gary Wolosyzn & Wegmans Food Markets
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.


Dean Shea, Habitat for Humanity
Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year
- Honors an individual or family that has demonstrated exemplary volunteer leadership in the non-profit sector.


Peigi Cook, Corning Children's Center
Outstanding Professional Achievement in Nonprofit Leadership
- Honors an individual who has demonstrated exemplary commitment, professionalism and leadership throughout the course of a career.

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Guidelines and Award Nominations Information: CLICK HERE

2019 Award Nominations will be accepted beginning June 1st 2019 (deadline: September 15, 2019)
2019 Nomination Online Form: Now Closed 

2019 Awardees to be announced in mid-October!


PREVIOUS YEARS AWARDEES



Philanthropist of the Year
                                                                  National Philanthropy Day                                 

2018 Shelley and Ron Cooper
2017 Mary Berens
2016 The Coghlan Family
2015 Rick Maxa
2014 Barbara M. Hall (posthumous)
2013 James R. and Maisie Houghton
2012 Chuck Tauck and Fran Littin
2011 Arthur Kuckes
2010 Jim and Ceil Spero
2009 John and Polly Guth
2007 Beverly Baker
2006 Andrew Sciarabba
2005 Constance and Peter Manikas
2004 Percy Browning
2003 Margaret "Gibby" Gibson
2002 Reverend Jack Lewis (posthumous)


Corporate Philanthropist of the Year


2018 Gary Wolosyzn & Wegmans Food Markets
2017 CFCU Community Credit Union
2016 Cayuga Radio Group                                                                  National Philanthropy Day Awardees
2015 GiveGab
2014 M & T Bank
2013 Ithaca Bakery/Collegetown Bagels
2012 Cargill Salt Mine
2011 Seneca Beverage Company
2010 Chemung Canal Trust
2009 Dryden Mutual Insurance Company
2008 CSP Management
2007 Borg Warner Morse TEC
2006 Emerson Power Transmission
2005 Tompkins Trust Company
2004 Jubilee Foods


Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year

2018 Dean Shea
2017 Mary Grainger
2016 Tom Colbert
2015 Richie Moran
2014 Lorraine Johnson
2012 Ann Costello
2011 Larry Baum
2010 Eugene Yarussi                                                   National Philanthropy
2009 Jim and Terry Byrnes
2008 Jean Gortzig
2007 John White
2006 Women Swimmin' Organizing Committee
2005 Sandy True
2004 Jennnifer Engel
2003 Brad and Mary Grainger


Professional Fundraiser of the Year


2004 Eleanor Cicherchi, CFRE
2003 David R. Dunlop


Outstanding Professional Achievement in Nonprofit Leadership

2018 Peigi Cook
2017 Bob Riter
2016 Steve Griffin
2015 Wendy Skinner
2014 Joanne Florino
2013 Kathy Cole and Paula Peter
2011 Brigid Hubberman
2010 Frank Robinson
2008 Nina Miller


NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY EVENT SPONSORS

Platinum

TRIAD Foundation 

Gold
CFCU Community Credit Union
CSP Management 

Silver
Cayuga Medical Center Foundation
Community Foundation of Tompkins County
Corning Incorporated 
GiveGab
M&T Bank

Bronze
Legacy Foundation
Tompkins Charitable Gift Fund 
United Way of Tompkins County
Wegmans Food Markets Inc