National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is the special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and those people active in the philanthropic community – have made to our lives, our communities and our world.


NPD was first celebrated in 1986.  The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the main sponsor of NPD through its 32,000 members in more than 240 chapters across North America and around the world. Chapters work with local charitable and community organizations to hold NPD celebrations.

A Virtual Celebration of Philanthropy in our Region
November 17, 2021

Congratulations to the 2021 National Philanthropy Day Award Winners!

Outstanding Philanthropists: Nancy and Paul Collier

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser (Adult): Kathleen Buechel
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraisers (Youth): Maeve Shaughnessy and Sydney Birchard
Outstanding Fundraising Executive: Karen J. Kutzer, CFRE

The National Philanthropy Day press release can be found here

Our honorees will be celebrated virtually during the Emerging Philanthropy Conference on Wednesday, November 17th at 9:00AM. To purchase tickets to attend the conference or just National Philanthropy Day go to the conference website: