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Annual Awards & Luncheon

Save the date!

Monday, November 20, 2023

The Shenandoah Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals has awarded Philanthropist of the Year awards annually since 1991. These awards honor outstanding philanthropists who demonstrate exceptional charitable acts and civic responsibility in our region. Their generosity encourages others to engage in philanthropic activities and to seek leadership roles in our communities.

Award categories are Individual Philanthropist, Spirit of Philanthropy, Youth in Philanthropy, and Sandra S. Neff Fundraising Executive. Click here to download a sample of the 2022 application.

Mark you calendar for Monday, November 20, 2023, and sign up to receive our e-news for notifications about the 2023 event and nominations! Limited sponsorships include tables for six guests.

Questions? Please 
contact NPD chair Trisha Blosser at 540-236-6024.


National Philanthropy Day™ (NPD), celebrating 31 years of philanthropy in the Shenandoah Valley, is a special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and those people active in the philanthropic community – have made to our lives, our communities, and our world. 

The Shenandoah Chapter has celebrated NPD since 1990. Through NPD, we are able to show appreciation for all that has been accomplished in the name of giving, as well as demonstrating that there is still more to do. It's our chance to remind our community that the spirit of giving is alive and well.



The Shenandoah Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals
was proud to honor the following 2022 award recipients:
  • Youth in Philanthropy - JMU Fraternity and Sorority Life – Greek Sing
  • Corporate Philanthropy - Erik Dart and the Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Department, City of Harrisonburg, VA
  • Spirit of Philanthropy - David & Connie Taylor and Karen Thomas
  • Individual Philanthropy - Dr. Earlynn J. Miller
  • Sandra Neff Fundraising Executive - Cory R. Davies, RMH Foundation

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Past National Philanthropy Day Honorees