National Philanthropy Day®

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Senator John Heinz History Center

Ten outstanding individuals and organizations from our region have been selected to receive 2015 National Philanthropy Day Awards ® from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Western Pennsylvania Chapter (AFP-WPA) in recognition of their extraordinary efforts on behalf of countless individuals and the community as a whole. 

The awards will be presented at the 2015 National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) celebration and awards event on November 12, 2015. The presentation is open to the public and will take place at the Senator John Heinz History Center.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, November 12

5pm Registration & Exhibition Viewing

6pm Dinner in the Great Hall

7pm Award Presentations


8pm Coffee & Desserts


2015 Award Recipients

Bruce Bickel

Special Lifetime Achievement Award

Michele and Pat Atkins

Outstanding Philanthropists

For the Love of All Animals

Outstanding Youth

Jay Carson

Outstanding Fundraising Executive 

Sheila Fine

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

George and Kathleen White

 Special Posthumous Award


Pirates Charities

Outstanding Philanthropic Organization



Thank You to Our Sponsors


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