National Philanthropy Day® is a special day in November set by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and celebrated around the world. The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—to the enrichment of our world.
Opening Remarks: Ellen Sax, Senior Leader, Community Engagement
MVP Health Care
The awards recognize individuals, groups, and organizations that make impactful contributions to their communities, and pave the way for future philanthropic endeavors.
Congratulations, Award Recipients!!
Kelly Mateja, Gabriel Donovan, Eric Guzman, AFP President Jonathan Richardson, Marcia Steiner, Laurie Ballard, Kathy Lanni, Deborah Bennett
Youth in Philanthropy recognizes an outstanding youth (or youth group), age 18 or younger, demonstrating the true spirit of philanthropy through time, treasure, and talent.
Recipient: Gabriel Donovan, Volunteer fundraiser for St. Margaret’s Center, The Center for Disability Services
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: recognizes a local volunteer fundraiser who demonstrated the true spirit of philanthropy through their volunteer fundraising efforts.
Recipient: Deborah Bennett, Volunteer fundraiser for Capital Roots
Outstanding Fundraising Group, Recognizes a group of individuals demonstrating the true spirit of philanthropy through time, treasure, and talent.
Recipient: Morning of Kindness, Volunteer fundraising group serving dozens of local nonprofit organizations
Outstanding Young Professional Fundraiser: recognizes a local young professional fundraiser, under the age of 40, who has demonstrated outstanding fundraising success in their career.
Recipient: Eric Guzman, IPH
Outstanding Fundraising Professional: recognizes a local professional fundraiser who has demonstrated outstanding fundraising success in their career and commitment to the fundraising profession/nonprofit sector.
Recipient: Marcia Steiner, The Foundation for Ellis Medicine
Outstanding Small Business Award: recognizes a local small business with less than 50 employees, demonstrating the true spirit of philanthropy through time, treasure, and talent.
Recipient: LMB Development Consulting, LLC
Mark Woroby Spirit of Philanthropy Award (presented by the Gift Planning Group of Northeastern NY) is given to deserving individuals in recognition of their unceasing desire to promote the welfare of our community through enabling the generous support of charitable organizations.
Recipient: Kathy Lanni, SEFCU