What: The 2nd annual National Philanthropy Day Honors (Nov. 12), highlighting stories and achievements of the top donors and volunteers from across North America, featuring honorees in six categories. The public can attend free of charge, though registration is required: http://afpnet.org/NPDHonors.
Who: The Association of Fundraising Professionals, the largest community of charitable fundraisers and charities in the world, celebrating philanthropy with the following special guests:
National Philanthropy Day Chair T. Denny Sanford, who has given over $1 billion to charity so far and intends to “die broke.”
Educator, innovator and activist Geoffrey Canada, former president of Harlem’s Children Zone
Nonprofit leader and award-winning filmmaker Maria Cuomo Cole, the AFP New York City Chapter’s 2014 Outstanding Philanthropist
Along with our six honorees for the year:
Outstanding Philanthropist: Macon and Joan Brock, Virginia Beach, Va.
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Peter Ferrantelli, San Diego, Calif.
Outstanding Corporation: The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, Ga.
Outstanding Foundation: The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, Winter Park, Fla.
CARTER Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Individual: Kinsey Morrison, Louisville, Ky.
CARTER Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Group: Youth Making a Difference, Pratt, Kan.
When: Nov. 12, 2015, Reception: 6:30, Event: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Kaufman Concert Hall, 92nd Street Y, New York City
Why: National Philanthropy Day, celebrated by thousands of charities and individuals across North America, is the day set aside to remember and commemorate the impact that philanthropy—and those involved in the philanthropic process—has made in our communities and our world.
The honorees in each category were voted upon by AFP members and the general public. More information about each honoree, as well as about National Philanthropy Day, can be found at www.npdlove.com
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Since 1960, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has advanced effective and ethical philanthropy by providing advocacy, research, education, mentoring, collaboration and technology opportunities for the world’s largest network of professional fundraisers. AFP’s 33,000 members raise more than $115 billion annually. For more information, go to www.afpnet.org