NPD 2022

National Philanthropy Day 2022
Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 11:30 am
Robinson Center's William Grant Still Ballroom



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AFP Arkansas National Philanthropy Day Awards 
The Arkansas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is excited for this year's event as we recognize the impact the honorees have in our community. In 2021, we expanded our award winners to include finalists. We will continue this model in every category except Outstanding Philanthropist and Outstanding Fundraising Professional. Additionally, we have added a new category: Outstanding Young Professional.

2022 Honorees
Lifetime Achievement
Fred Scarborough

President's Award
Junior League of Little Rock

Outstanding Fundraising Professional
Sherri Jones
nominated by Arkansas Foodbank

Outstanding Philanthropist
Kim and Chris Fowler
nominated by Arkansas Children's

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Tom and Loren Bartole, nominated by Youth Home, Inc.
Mildred Franco, nominated by EAST Initiative
William and Christy Clark, nominated by the University of Arkansas

Outstanding Volunteer Organization
Hank's Fine Furniture, nominated by Women & Children First
Little Rock Air Force Base, nominated by Our House
Rotary Club of Conway, nominated by Rotary International District 6170

Outstanding Volunteer Youth Fundraiser
Michael Jordan, nominated by Arkansas Foodbank
Alexa Strauss, nominated by Our House
Josie and Jesse Webb, nominated by the Girls Scouts

Outstanding Volunteer Youth Organization
Arts Take Action, nominated by Immerse Arkansas
Champions of Hope, nominated by The Centers for Youth and Families
EAST at Nettleton High School, nominated by EAST Initiative 

Outstanding Corporation
Arkansas Farm Bureau, nominated by Arkansas Foodbank
Summit Utilities, nominated by Arkansas Foodbank
Windstream, nominated by EAST Initiative

Outstanding Foundation
The Ross Foundation, nominated by the University of Arkansas
The Methodist Foundation for Arkansas, nominated by AR Advocates for for Children and Families, Our House, Methodist Family Health Foundation, Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church--Little Rock, Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church, Canvas Community Church

Outstanding Fundraising Youth Professional
Cassie Jo Gehring, UAMS
Nominated by Samantha Wiley, UA Little Rock
Meredith Hale, CARTI
Nominated by Alli Kleypas, CareLink
Emily Piechocki, Ronald McDonald House Charities
Nominated by Christine Gronwald, EAST Initiative 
About National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day is the special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the impact of philanthropy in the world around us. It's a day to honor those people active in the philanthropic community who have made our lives, our communities and our world a better place.

Billions of dollars are given every year to just causes. Millions of programs and services administered to those in need. Individuals are connected to cause and to each other. Civic participation and important societal bonds are created and strengthened through philanthropy as we work to improve the quality of life for all people.

In Central Arkansas the impact of philanthropy is beyond impressive. As fund development professionals, we have the unique opportunity to work with people and organizations that are responsible for impacting the missions we champion.