National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day | Association of Fundraising Professionals



Thursday, NOVEMBER 19, 2020

Registration Now Open

Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble. -Rep. John Lewis

In a year of unprecedented change and disruption, it is most important to come together to recognize those that have supported our communities and causes, and helped make the struggle more bearable. Help the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties Chapter identify those that dedicate their time, talent, and treasure to making the world a better place through philanthropy. Then join us at this year's online National Philanthropy Day celebration where we will announce and honor these special individuals and organizations.

First held locally in 1987, National Philanthropy Day recognizes the great contributions of philanthropy - and those people active in the philanthropic community who have enriched our world. It also provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that is has made possible

2020 Nominations



2020 HONOREES ANNOUNCED!


Thank you for submitting your nominations for the 2020 National Philanthropy Day Awards. 

2020 Sponsorship Opportunities


National Philanthropy Day (NPD) acknowledges the entire spectrum of services provided by the nonprofit community and recognizes the profound impact that philanthropy has on the fabric of society. Each year, AFP chapters around the nation honor individuals and groups who, through their hard work and dedication, have enhanced philanthropy, their communities, and 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.

Sponsors of National Philanthropy Day gain visibility and increased brand awareness through logo and material presence at the event, in media outreach and materials. As many as 300 community leaders from business, government and nonprofit sectors attend. Sponsoring this event highlights YOUR commitment to support philanthropy in our local communities.

Learn more about 2020 NPD Sponsorship Opportunities here. 

 

2020 Awards


Philanthropist of the Year
An eligible individual, corporation, foundation or other organization must have demonstrated exceptional civic responsibility by providing financial support and/or leadership to one or more major fundraising project. He or she should have contributed to multiple community efforts and to the advancement of philanthropy. One honoree from either Santa Barbara County or Ventura County will be awarded.

Volunteer of the Year
An eligible individual must have demonstrated exceptional leadership through direct voluntary service and/or by coordination of groups of volunteers for one or more major fundraising project. Through contributions of personal time, effort and leadership, he or she must have clearly influenced the success of the fundraising and organizational advancement. One honoree from either Santa Barbara County or Ventura County will be awarded.

Youth in Philanthropy (Age Range: 16 to 23)
An eligible individual or group has demonstrated exceptional leadership through direct voluntary service and/or by coordination of youth for one or more major fundraising project. Through contributions of personal time, effort and leadership, the group or individual must have clearly influenced the success of the fundraising effort. Age range: 16 to 23. One honoree from either Santa Barbara County or Ventura County will be awarded.

Professional Fundraiser of the Year
An eligible individual must practice the profession of fundraising in the most effective, creative and ethical manner. He or she must have made a substantial contribution to the success of the charitable organization(s) for which he or she works, as well as playing an important role in the advancement of the profession. A minimum of five years tenure as a fundraising professional is required. One honoree will be awarded.

New Category: Champion for Social Justice
An eligible individual or group has demonstrated exceptional leadership supporting recent social justice movements, including through direct voluntary service and/or one or more major fundraising projects. Through contributions of personal time, effort, and leadership, the group or individual must have clearly influenced the success of the movement. One honoree will be awarded.

Special for 2020: Exceptional Adaptability
An eligible organization must have demonstrated exceptional leadership in the worldwide move from working together to working from home. The organization had limited disruption of services and/or creative responses to providing services. In addition to service disruption, the organization found ways to protect employees and partners in a fiscally responsible way. One honoree will be awarded.

Nominees and nominators do not need to be affiliated with AFP.

Previous National Philanthropy Day Honorees

2019 HONOREES
Philanthropist of the Year, Santa Barbara County
​Jill Levinson
Philanthropist of the Year, Ventura County
Karen and Tom Pecht
Volunteer of the Year, Santa Barbara County
​George Leis
Volunteer of the Year, Ventura County
Ken Bauer
Youth Philanthropist of the Year
Talia Gerstenfeld and Isa Mireles
Professional Fundraiser of the Year
​Anne Paul King

2019 AFP-SBV NPD Honorees, left to right: Talia Gerstenfeld & Isa Mireles, Youth Philanthropists of the Year; Jill Levinson, Philanthropist of the Year, Santa Barbara County; Ken Bauer, Volunteer of the Year, Ventura County; Karen & Tom Pecht, Philanthropists of the Year, Ventura County; Anne Paul King, Professional Fundraiser of the Year; George Leis, Volunteer of the Year, Santa Barbara County

Registration



General Admission: $25
AFP Members: $20

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