AFP Memphis Crystal Awards
Friday, November 18, 2022
5 to 7 p.m.
Collage Dance Collective
505 Tillman St
Memphis, TN 38112

Immediately following our annual conference. All conference admissions include admissions to The Crystal Awards. Make plans to join us as we celebrate philanthropy in our community!

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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 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 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 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.

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.

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

How to Submit a Nomination

Each nomination should include three parts:
1. Cover sheet with contact information for nominee and nominator
2. A complete and concise narrative that speaks to the award criteria (Word Limit: 1500 words for the entire narrative)
3. A minimum of two supporting documents (supporting materials can include letters of recommendation, testimonials, news articles, etc.).

Feel free to collaborate with other organizations in submitting nominations. The Crystal Awards Selection Committee includes AFP members and past recipients of the AFP Memphis Chapter Crystal Awards.

Email completed nominations to:
Jessie Wiley, Crystal Awards Co-Chair and Millie McPherson, Chapter Administrator and

2022 National Philanthropy Day Conference and Crystal Awards Co-Chairs

Tori Taylor
Jessie Wiley