Dear Fellow AFP Member,
As with so many things, our traditional National Philanthropy Day celebration and recognition program has been cancelled. Although we will miss the gathering and day of fellowship, it offers an opportunity to pivot and find a new and creative way to shine a light on philanthropy in our region.
This year all AFP Members will have the opportunity to have someone associated with their organization highlighted through a series of website and social media posts. This year we won’t be just recognizing a handful of people who make a difference in our region, instead we’ll be showing the broad impact that philanthropically motivated individuals have on our organizations and our communities. We hope this new approach will have a chance to reach even more people through the power of social media. It will also be a chance to highlight that even during the most unusual of times, philanthropy, and generosity of spirit, time and resources is still happening and flourishing.
Each AFP member in good standing may submit one person or organization who is a “Champion for Philanthropy” to be highlighted during the month of November. For this special year we have done away with our traditional categories so we may allow our members to highlight those they feel make an impact on philanthropy in their organization. Descriptions of your highlighted individual or business/ organization are limited to 225 words, must include a picture and should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org via email by October 23.
During the entire month of November we will be highlighting the recognition on our AFP NWPA Chapter website along with social media posts that can be tagged and shared to broaden the audience and impact of the message. I encourage every member to take the time to thoughtfully consider a person or organization who has made a difference for your organization and share a special tribute. There is no better time to broaden how we reach people, how many people we can recognize and how we show the world the power of philanthropy to make a positive impact on the world we live in.
Jennifer A. Farrar, CFRE
Chair, National Philanthropy Day
Executive Director, Asbury Woods