AFP Memphis Crystal Awards

AFP Memphis Crystal Awards
Thursday, November 14, 2024

Memphis Botanic Garden

750 Cherry Rd
Memphis, TN 38117

More information coming soon! Get ready to ignite your passion for philanthropy in our vibrant community! Join us for an unforgettable evening of celebration. You will have the chance to personally connect with true community heroes. Together, we will give a standing ovation to honor their remarkable contributions to propel philanthropy forward right here in Memphis.

Nominations for awards are currently being accepted. Nominations are due no later than May 31, 2024.

Submit a nomination today.

Award Categories

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Recognizes a person who provides exceptional leadership in coordinating fundraising projects or activities for a charitable organization or cause, with a preference for community work that has direct impact in Memphis and the Mid-South. The recipient must demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and the ability to motivate volunteers. By giving generously of his/her time and talents, this person makes a measurable impact on community philanthropy.

Outstanding Philanthropist
Recognizes an individual or family for exceptional generosity and commitment demonstrated by significant financial contributions to charitable organizations. The recipient's personal generosity and community leadership should motivate others to give and to become involved in philanthropy.

Outstanding Emerging Philanthropist
Recognizes an individual 40 and under for exceptional generosity and civic responsibility demonstrated through financial contributions and volunteerism to charitable organizations.

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
Recognizes service by an individual or group of young people ages 5-23 who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the community through direct financial support, development of charitable programs, volunteering and leadership in philanthropy.

Outstanding Philanthropic Organization
Recognizes a philanthropic corporation, foundation, or organization (e.g. civic groups, volunteer organizations, etc.) whose grant programs, gifts, and charitable activities enrich the community. This organization should be a role model of philanthropic activity serving many segments of the community.

Outstanding Business or Corporation
Recognizes an organization that demonstrates extraordinary generosity towards their AFP Memphis community. This organization should work for the thriving of our local chapter and fundraisers.

Outstanding Fundraising Executive
Recognizes a fundraising executive whose actions and leadership exemplify ethical and effective professional practice and whose performance has enhanced the financial resources and recognition of the organization(s) for which he/she works. Nominees must demonstrate a strong commitment to philanthropy, volunteerism, and continuing education and have actively worked as a professional fundraiser for at least five years prior to this nomination.

IDEA Award
Recognizes an individual, family, non-profit organization, corporation, foundation, or civic organization who is committed to the ideals of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access in philanthropic giving.

See the list of previous Crystal Award Honorees here.

2024 National Philanthropy Day & Crystal Awards Chair
Jessie Wiley