Award Nomination Details

The nomination period for 2022 National Philanthropy Day is now closed. Thank you for sharing your outstanding nominees! Winners will be announced soon. 

Award winners from 2007 and prior are eligible for consideration. Click here for Past Award Winners - AFP, Western New York Chapter

Click Here for Guidelines for Submission

Outstanding Philanthropist
Individual or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility, and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles in our community. An ideal candidate will have had an impact on more than one organization/nonprofit.

Outstanding Young Philanthropist
Individual(s) should be 18 years or younger when nominated. Keeping the age of the nominee in mind, he or she should demonstrate exceptional skill in coordinating a fundraising project, and/or motivating a group of volunteers (of any age) to assist. He or she will show passion for the cause and a sincere effort to achieve fundraising success for an organization. 

Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation
Philanthropic foundation must demonstrate outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouraging and motivating others to take leadership roles in philanthropy and/or community involvement. 

Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation
Corporations and their corporate foundations (101 or more employees) must demonstrate outstanding commitment through financial support and by encouraging and motivating others to take leadership roles in philanthropy and/or community involvement.

Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business
Small business (1-100 employees) must demonstrate outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouraging and motivating others to take leadership roles in philanthropy and/or community involvement.

Outstanding Philanthropic Media
Media corporation or agency must demonstrate outstanding commitment through financial or in-kind support and through encouraging and motivating others to take leadership roles in philanthropy and/or community involvement. 

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Individual(s) should demonstrate exceptional skills coordinating and motivating groups of volunteers for fundraising projects for charitable institutions and a commitment to the advancement of philanthropy. Ideally the recipient(s) should have demonstrated these skills in coordinating volunteers for major fundraising projects for more than one nonprofit organization. 

Earle Hannel Outstanding Fundraising Professional

Outstanding individual fundraising professional who works directly for a nonprofit, charitable organization. Consultants or other individuals not working directly for a charity are INELIGIBLE for this award. Nominees must have a MINIMUM OF 15 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE as a professional fundraiser working directly for a nonprofit organization (years as a consultant will not be considered). They must also be a current AFP member.