National Philanthropy Day


Now Accepting Nominations!

To submit a nomination for National Philanthropy Day 2017, please click on the nomination form links to the right. Each form includes a description of the award and nomination submission instructions. All nominations are due by April 14th.  Contact for more information.

2017 Luncheon Information

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

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.


2016 National Philanthropy Day Honorees

Outstanding Champion of Diversity: Jonathan Belton 
Outstanding Emerging Philanthropists: Tonya and Daunte Bruce
Outstanding Student Philanthropist: Kate Gatterdam
Outstanding Philanthropic Organization: McGuireWoods, LLP
Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business: Barringer Construction
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Gene Johnson
Outstanding Legacy: John Crosland, Jr.  
Outstanding Fundraising Executive: Adelaide Davis
Outstanding Philanthropists: Catherine and Wilton Connor

 Click HERE to see a list of past recipients. 







See a list of awards and their full descriptions. 


Champion of Diversity 
Emerging Philanthropist 
Philanthropic Small Business 
Student Philanthropist 
Philanthropic Organization 
Volunteer Fundraiser 
Fundraising Executive 
Outstanding Legacy 
Outstanding Philanthropist

Tips for Nominations

As you begin writing your nomination, take a look at some helpful hints from the National Philanthropy Day Committee.

Past Recipients 

See the list of past recipients.

Event Sponsorships 

Sponsorship opportunities are now available! Click here to find out how you can support NPD 2017 through an event sponsorship or by hosting a table. Contact Sarah Lanners for more information.


Contact National Philanthropy Day Chair, Sarah Lanners, 704.887.0294.




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