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National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day(R) is both an official day and grassroots movement.  Every year since 1986 when President Ronald Reagan first proclaimed November 15 as National Philanthropy Day (R), communities across the globe have celebrated by hosting events to recognize activities of donors, volunteers, foundations, leaders, corporations, and others engaged in philanthropy.  In 2012, Canada officially recognized National Philanthropy Day(R) permanently. The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the founder of the NPD movement and chief supporter and sponsor, though it works with organizations that support philanthropy and charitable engagement around the world.

National Philanthropy Day
Call for Nominations
Deadline 2:32 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2020
Each year, the Upper Mississippi Valley Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals celebrates National Philanthropy Day by honoring local philanthropists and fundraising community through National Philanthropy Day Awards. 
We welcome members of the chapter, and the greater community, to nominate individuals, businesses, and groups who have made our area a better place to live and work through their dedication to philanthropy. The Upper Mississippi Valley Chapter area includes western Wisconsin, southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa.
Outstanding Philanthropist(s)
This award is presented to an individual, couple, or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity. Recipients will have demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility at a community, national, and/or international level.
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
The individual or group of individuals eligible for this nomination must have demonstrated exceptional leadership as a volunteer for an on-going effort or major fundraising project for one or more nonprofit organizations. The recipients may demonstrate personal success in securing funds or demonstrate exceptional skills coordinating and motivating groups of volunteers for fundraising projects for the benefit of charitable institutions.
Outstanding Philanthropic Organization
The nominee organization must have demonstrated outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement. We recognize the efforts in both the for-profit and non-profit sector.
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
This category recognizes an individual or group of individuals who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the community through helping to generate direct financial support, development of charitable programs, and leadership in philanthropy. We may recognize youth up to twelfth grade and young adults/college age individuals in this category.
Outstanding Professional Fundraiser
This award is designed for a current Association of Fundraising Professional member who is an outstanding individual fundraising professional and works directly for a nonprofit, charitable organization, and practices his/her profession in an exemplary manner. Generally, consultants or other individuals not working directly for a charity are ineligible for this award. Nominees must have a minimum of 10 years of experience as a professional fundraiser working directly for a nonprofit organization (years as a consultant will not be considered).
We invite you to submit nominations for the 2020 National Philanthropy Day awards through a simple online process.
The deadline for submissions is 2:32 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2020. If you have any questions regarding the nominating process, please contact Rose Dobbs, National Philanthropy Day Chair, roser@bgcwcw.org.
The following awards are presented each year at the National Philanthropy Day. Please note that not every award is given each year. Awards are contingent upon eligible nominations.