NPD 2020 Nominations


2020 National Philanthropy Day® Award Nomination Packet

National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is a special day set aside to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy - and those people active in the philanthropic community - to the enrichment of our world. We look forward to honoring these individuals and organizations as we celebrate 30 years of the National Philanthropy Day® Luncheon in Greater Baton Rouge on November 10, 2020.

Tips for Submitting a Successful Nomination

  • The application deadline is Friday, June 26, 2020 at 5:00PM.

  • Make sure your nominee meets the minimum requirements noted on the application.

  • Give comprehensively summarized answers. Use your responses to tell a story, not only to list or record facts. Compelling, well-organized and well-articulated content is critical for understanding why your nominee should receive the award.

  • Specifically answer the question posed.

  • Responses that verify your nominee’s involvement with multiple organizations are much stronger than those which demonstrate your nominee’s involvement with only your organization. Partner with those organizations to complete the nomination and include those organizations as nominators along with your organization.

  • Preference will be given to nominees that are affiliated with an AFP organization or member.

  • Letters of support that specify a nominee’s impact are encouraged and can sometimes tip the balance in a close situation.

Nomination Requirements

  • The deadline for returning nominations is Friday, June 26, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

  • Nominations of recipients within the last five years will not be considered.

  • Make certain that the nominee will accept the award, if named. Do not submit a nomination until you have discussed the nomination with the potential nominee.

  • Recipients should be available to attend the National Philanthropy Day® Luncheon on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. Make sure nominees will be available to receive the award, if selected.

  • All nominations should be emailed to (Word or PDF format only), or submitted through the online nomination form.

  • Then click here for more information and to complete the new 2020 online nomination process, if you have not already done so.
  • Click here to view a list of past award honorees. 

Thank you for the time, thought and energy you are putting into submitting your nominations. We look forward to receiving and reviewing your applications!

For more information on NPD, please contact:

Chelsea Morgan, CFRE, NPD Chair – (504) 919-7893,

Tammy V. Abshire, CFRE, Chapter Administrator – (337) 501- 5696,