National Philanthropy Day



AFP Charlotte National Philanthropy Day 2022
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Hilton Charlotte Uptown
11:30 am 1:00 pm

National Philanthropy Day celebrates the individuals and organization who are changing the world with a giving heart. At the heart of AFP Charlotte's National Philanthropy Day event is the desire to uplift the different forms 'giving back' can take and recognize the critical role philanthropy plays in creating a more equitable Charlotte-Mecklenburg community for all. AFP Charlotte appreciates the community's help in nominating worthy honorees. Your voice is essential in telling our community's story and creating an event that truly reflects the entire Charlotte-Mecklenburg community.

We are sold out!

Early Bird Pricing for Table Hosts and Individual Tickets ends October 7, 2022. Sponsorship deadline is October 14, 2022.

2022 National Philanthropy Day Honorees

Outstanding Fundraising Executive
Niles Sorensen

Outstanding Champion of Diversity
Todd and Janelle Collins

Outstanding Philanthropist
Joe and Carol Gigler

Outstanding Philanthropic Organization

Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business
Reflections by Rhiannon

Outstanding Student Philanthropist
Lexia Gianopoulos

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Mary Claire Wall

Outstanding Legacy
Anne Springs Close


Heart of Charlotte Sponsor


Heart of Gold Sponsor

If an organization or honoree is unable/willing to attend in person the NPD Committee can explore virtual means for award-acceptance.
Thank you to the guests, sponsors, and table hosts who celebrated an incredible National Philanthropy Day with us last year! You can watch the event and view the program here.
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.



Event Sponsorship  

Read more about our sponsorship opportunities here. Please contact Megan Mitcham with questions.


See a list of awards and their full descriptions. 

Past Recipients 

See the list of past recipients.


Read the 2022 NPD Nominations Guidelines. If you still have questions, contact National Philanthropy Day Chair, Megan Mitcham.

Sample Nomination 

2021 Emerging Philanthropist Nomination

Did you miss our virtual program, "How to write a nomination?"

Click here to view the recording.




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