National Philanthropy Day



AFP Charlotte National Philanthropy Day 2023
Thursday, November 16, 2023

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.

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

We hosted a session on "How to Write an NPD Nomination." If you missed it, click here.


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 April Vahey with questions.


See a list of awards and their full descriptions. 

Past Recipients 

See the list of past recipients.


Read the 2023 NPD Nominations Guidelines. If you still have questions, contact National Philanthropy Day Chair, April Vahey.

Sample Nomination 

2021 Emerging Philanthropist Nomination

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

Click here to view the recording.