Awards Nomination Details

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Presented by Russell J. Salvatore

2016 Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year 

This Association of Fundraising Professionals' annual awards program recognizes outstanding philanthropic achievements that have made a significant impact in our community. Honored individuals and organizations form a vital partnership with charities and the nonprofit sector to ensure that the needs of all citizens are met. The National Philanthropy Day awards honor those who hold high ethical standards and best exemplify commitment and dedication toward helping society.

The 2019 nomination period will open this spring.


Read about our 2018 awards categories here.

2019 Award Categories

  • Outstanding Philanthropist

  • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

  • Outstanding Corporation (101+ employees)

  • Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation

  • Outstanding Small Business (1-100 employees)

  • Outstanding Media

  • Outstanding Young Philanthropist

  • Rising Star Professional Fundraiser
    *The Rising Star Professional Fundraiser award is awarded every other year, alternating with the Earle Hannel Outstanding Fundraising Executive award.


Nomination Process
  • The 2019 nomination period will open in early spring, 2019.
  • During 2018 nominations were accepted via electronic form through Monday, June 18, 2018.
  • Nominations must be prepared/submitted by a current member of the AFP-WNY Chapter.
  • As a nominator, if your nominee is selected as a category award winner, you will serve as the point of contact for gathering photos, bio information and any necessary company logos before Wednesday, September 4th, 2019.
  • Nominations are reviewed by the awards selection committee as you submit them. Please make sure that they are free of typos and are the best possible representation of you, your organization and your nominee.
  • 2019 DEADLINE: to be finalized, traditionally late spring
  • If you have further questions about the nomination process, please contact Kathryn Washburn-Main, Chapter Manager at 716-887-2655 or afpwny@afpwnychapter.org.

This Association of Fundraising Professionals' annual awards program recognizes outstanding philanthropic achievements that have made a significant impact in our community. Honored individuals and organizations form a vital partnership with charities and the nonprofit sector to ensure that the needs of all citizens are met. The National Philanthropy Day awards honor those who hold high ethical standards and best exemplify commitment and dedication toward helping society.

Selection Process
Honorees will be selected by the Awards Selection Committee, comprised of past award winners and co-chairs of the 2019 National Philanthropy Day committee. 

Presentation of Honors
The individuals and organizations selected will receive their honors at the Association of Fundraising Professionals Western New York Chapter National Philanthropy Day Luncheon in mid-November, 2019. Final date to be selected, at Salvatore's Italian Gardens, (arrival at 11:30am luncheon begins at 12:00pm.)