National Philanthropy Day 2022

National Philanthropy Day 2022

A Day of Giving

National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the impact of philanthropy in the world around us. It's a day to honor those people active in the philanthropic community who have made our lives, our communities, and our world a better place. National Philanthropy Day, or NPD, celebrates the charitable work that EVERYONE does to make a difference and create an impact in their communities.

For more than 20 years, the South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter has gathered on National Philanthropy Day to honor remarkable achievements by local individuals, foundations, and corporate philanthropists who work in collaboration with nonprofit organizations. Come join us as we gather to honor the dynamic philanthropic community that has formed to impact every part of the Lowcountry. 


Event Details

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Board Development Workshop with BoardEffect

Staybridge Suites Charleston - Mount Pleasant | 251 Sessions Way, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
8:30 am – 9 am
coffee & networking
9 am – 12 pm • program

About the Workshop: Led by Adam Holzer and Clare Jordan with BoardEffect, more information is coming soon! 

NEW! Volunteer Opportunities

Come together and give back during National Philanthropy Day! Giving your time to help others is an important part of philanthropy, and we’ve provided two opportunities for you to volunteer during NPD.

East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO)
 | 1145 Six Mile Road, Mt Pleasant, SC 29466
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

About the Opportunity: 10 slots are available. Volunteers will assemble Thanksgiving meal bags that will be distributed to client families of ECCO.

Please reach out to Jenalyn Walton at with questions.

Lowcountry Orphan Relief | 1850 Truxtun Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

About the Opportunity: 15 slots are available. Volunteers will be helping with sorting at their distribution center.

There is designated volunteer and guest parking in the front of LOR's office (brick building). If all parking spots in the front of the office are filled, please park on the side of LOR's office in the grass/gravel labeled "employee parking." All guests are required to enter through the front door of LOR's office (front of brick building). Look for our "Volunteer & Visitor Check-In" sign. This is where you will sign in. We do ask that all guests also sign out as well. Dress in comfy clothes. You will typically be moving around a bunch while volunteering with us, so we want to make sure you are comfortable during your shift. 

Please reach out to Jenalyn Walton at with questions.

Cocktail Celebration & Awards Ceremony

Holy City Brewing | 1021 Aragon Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm


2022 Honorees

Recognizing Changemakers

The AFP Lowcountry Chapter and the National Philanthropy Day committee are excited to invite you to join this year's celebration of our incredible 2022 Honorees! Come celebrate these outstanding Lowcountry philanthropists and fundraisers with a reception at The Porter Room. 

Outstanding CorporationVolvo Cars US

Outstanding Individual PhilanthropistsDr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Reves

Outstanding OrganizationSocial Venture Partners Charleston

Outstanding Youth in PhilanthropySydney Severance | Operation Upright

Outstanding Fundraising ProfessionalLeigh Jones Handal


Our Sponsors

National Philanthropy Day is Presented by Blackbaud

We'd like to thank Blackbaud for their many years as presenting sponsor for the National Philanthropy Day celebration. Blackbaud is here to help good take over the world. Leading uniquely at the intersection of technology and social good, Blackbaud connects and empowers the world’s most inspiring teams to advance their social good missions through cloud software, services, data intelligence and expertise. Blackbaud offers comprehensive solutions for fundraising and relationship management (CRM), marketing, advocacy, peer-to-peer fundraising, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental, social and governance (ESG), school management, ticketing, grantmaking, financial management, payment processing and analytics.

Serving the industry for more than four decades, Blackbaud is a remote-first company headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, with operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit 

Presenting Sponsor




Become a Sponsor  

We invite you to join us in celebration of philanthropy in the Lowcountry by supporting the annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon. See here for the sponsorship levels offered and here for the commitment form. Please contact Karen Petrucelli with questions. 


For event questions, please contact National Philanthropy Day Chair, Taryn Mason. For 2022 NPD Nomination questions, please contact Lindsay Finneran

Past Recipients 

See the list of past honorees.