Awards

National Philanthropy Day Awards

Outstanding Philanthropic Organization or Foundation
The corporate or family foundation, corporation, small or large business, club or organization eligible for this award must have:
  • An exemplary record of civic responsibility in support of philanthropic causes
  • Demonstrated generosity to the extent necessary to substantially impact non-profit programs
  • Encouraged and motivated others to take leadership roles towards philanthropy and community involvement
  • A grant process that is accessible and consistent with its publicly stated mission.
  • Distinguished itself by the encouragement of creative and innovative programs.
  • Advanced philanthropy in general

Outstanding Philanthropist
The individual or family eligible for this award must have:
  • Demonstrated exceptional generosity in providing financial support and leadership for a single or number of non-profits causes including large or small non-profits
  • By example encouraged and motivated others to support a philanthropic cause
  • Impacted the organization or community through a gift to a non-profit cause
  • Contributed significantly to other community efforts
  • Advanced philanthropy in general

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser (Adult or Youth)
The individual or volunteer group eligible for this award must have:
  • Demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in recruiting, coordinating and motivating volunteers for fund raising projects
  • Contributed personal time and efforts to one or more non-profits organizations
  • Influenced a fund raising program's financial success
  • Advanced philanthropy in general

Outstanding Fundraising Executive
The individual eligible for this award must have:
  • Served as an effective advocate for growth and development of the profession
  • Demonstrated a commitment to philanthropy and to donors
  • Shown a through knowledge of an organization and its causes, along with an ability to present a compelling case to constituencies
  • Served in a pivotal role as a catalyst for positive change in increased philanthropic support.
  • Demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of the art and science of seeking funds, and a strong desire to use that knowledge to improve practices and programs
  • Served as a fundraising professional for at least 10 years.

Nomination Process


The deadline for nominations and letters of support is June 30, 2021




Letters of support should be sent to office@afpwpa.org

National Philanthropy Day will be celebrated virtually on November 17, 2021