National Philanthropy Day (NPD) is a special day set aside each year to recognize and celebrate the many contributions that philanthropists, board members, volunteers, civic and corporate leaders, and nonprofit champions have made in our community.  Now more than ever, we sing the praises of those who step up in times of insurmountable challenges. Given the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic we are creatively and enthusiastically adapting our plans for 2020.


This year, we are thrilled to announce the AFP Memphis Chapter’s Virtual Fundraising Conference and Crystal Awards in celebration of National Philanthropy Day.


On Thursday, November 12, 2020, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Memphis Chapter will be leaping into the digital age and honoring the health and well-being of those we care for most by streaming our professional development conference and a very special celebration of our 2020 Crystal Award honorees. This unique, virtual event will offer professional development and dedicated time to celebrate from afar with digital recognition of this year’s honorees.

There are several ways that you can be a part of this special day. Nominate an individual and/or organization for one of the six (6) Crystal Awards, become a sponsor, volunteer, etc.  Learn more below.

For more information, please reach out to the NPD 2020 Co-chairs Linda McNeil at or Dorothy McClure at



Six (6) major awards will be presented to individuals and organizations whose philanthropic contributions and dedicated volunteerism improve the quality of life in our community. Nominees are not required to be current AFP members:

  • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
  • Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year
  • Outstanding Emerging Philanthropist
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Organization
  • Outstanding Fundraising Executive
  • COVID-19 Philanthropy Hero Award Exclusive 2020 Only!

Click to download nomination packet
Nomination deadline is Thursday, July 30, 2020. Questions contact, Linda McNeil at or Dorothy McClure at