National Philanthropy Day


2017 Luncheon Information

November 15, 2017
Hilton Charlotte Center City
11:15 am - Networking
11:45 am - Lunch and Awards Reception

Congratulations to our 2017 Honorees!

Outstanding Champion of Diversity: Rabbi Judy Schindler
Outstanding Emerging Philanthropist: Boris Henderson
Outstanding Fundraising Executive: Tony Marciano
Outstanding Philanthropist: Casey and Anke Mermans
Outstanding Small Business: Luquire George Andrews
Outstanding Philanthropic Organization: Moore & Van Allen
Outstanding Student Philanthropist: Davidson Refugee Support
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Larry Dagenhart
Outstanding Legacy: Nancy A. and J. Mason Wallace, posthumously

National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) acknowledges the entire spectrum of services provided by the Charlotte nonprofit community and recognizes the profound impact that philanthropy has on the fabric of our society. Each year the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) honors individuals, groups, organizations and businesses who, through their hard work and dedication, have enhanced philanthropy, their communities and the world.

We celebrate National Philanthropy Day® because of the extraordinary impact of the charitable sector and the increasing importance philanthropic activities play in our communities. National Philanthropy Day® is celebrated by more than 125 communities and 50,000 people around the world will participate in NPD events and celebrations.

The AFP Charlotte Chapter has hosted National Philanthropy Day® Awards luncheon for more than 15 years. Over 500 of Charlotte's top business leaders, foundations, charities and individuals come together to celebrate the vibrant philanthropic community that has an impact on every corner in Charlotte.

This year's National Philanthropy Day luncheon is possible thanks to the support of:







Event Sponsorships  

The sponsorship deadline for Heart of Bronze, Silver and Gold as well as Friend of NPD was October 9th. If you are still interested in one of these sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sarah Lanners.

2017 NPD Honorees!

Congratulations to our 2017 award winners. Click here to read AFP Charlotte's press release announcing the 2017 honorees.

Past Recipients 

See the list of past recipients.


See a list of awards and their full descriptions. 


Contact National Philanthropy Day Chair, Sarah Lanners, 704.887.0294.




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