2021 National Philanthropy Day

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National Philanthropy Day | Association of Fundraising Professionals

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021
national philanthropy day

National Philanthropy Day is a special day to recognize and pay tribute to the individuals, organizations and businesses who generously give their time, talents and resources for the enrichment and benefit of our communities.  This year, the AFP Santa Barbara Ventura Counties will join chapters across the country to celebrate the giving spirit and exemplary leaders of our philanthropic community.  

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 it has made possible.  

The event will honor a recipient from each of the following categories: Philanthropist of the Year (Santa Barbara County), Philanthropist of the Year (Ventura County), Volunteer of the Year (Santa Barbara County), Volunteer of the Year (Ventura County), Youth in Philanthropy  (Age Range 16-23), Professional Fundraiser of the Year, and Champion for Social Justice.

2021 Nominations



NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS!


Please submit your nominations via the National Philanthropy Day 2021 Nominations Portal.  All nominations and supporting documentation must be received by July 30, 2021 to be considered.  

2021 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 each from Santa Barbara County and from 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 each from Santa Barbara County and from Ventura County will be awarded.

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.


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 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.


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

Previous National Philanthropy Day Honorees

2020 HONOREES
Philanthropist of the Year
Kate Mclean
Volunteer of the Year
Karen Allen
Youth in Philanthropy
Zoomers to Boomers
Professional Fundraiser of the Year
Claudia Armann
Special for 2020 - Exceptional Adaptability 
Kids and Families Together
New in 2020 - Champions for Social Justice 
Krystle Farmer Seighart and Simone Akila Ruskamp

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.