National Philanthropy Day

Click_Here_To_Submit_A_Nomination_-_check_back_soon.pngNominations for the 2024 National Philanthropy Day Awards are now closed!  Please take a moment to nominate someone deserving, and plan to join us this November when we honor our winners in-person!

  • Distinguished Philanthropist
  • Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Entity (Organization/Trust/Corporation)
  • Outstanding Professional Fundraising Executive
  • Outstanding Advisor
  • Honorable Mention: Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy

The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, May 31, 2024.

At that time, nominations will be considered by the AFP Fort Worth Chapter NPD Awards Selection Committee.
Tips for Submitting a Successful Nomination | View List of Past Honorees

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Awards will be presented at the: 

2024 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon
Tuesday, November 12, 2024
Ridglea Country Club

Ticket Sales Will Open June 1, 2024

What Is National Philanthropy Day?

National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside on the fifteenth of November. The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—to the enrichment of our world.


NPD was originally conceived of and organized by Douglas Freeman in the 1980s, and the first official events held in 1986 after President Reagan signed the official NPD proclamation. The day provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that
it has made possible. NPD celebrates the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions. 

Last year, more than 130 AFP chapters held NPD events and activities across North America. In addition, AFP launched #NPDLove and the NPDLove.com website, a global social media outreach and awareness campaign to engage the global charitable sector, the philanthropic community, and the public in activities to demonstrate “love of humankind” and highlight how they (or their organization) are helping to change the world.