National Philanthropy Day



Nominations closed at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021.
Thank you for helping us celebrate philanthropy in Charlotte again this year!

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 


Click here to view the 2020 full virtual event recording. 

Save the Date!
National Philanthropy Day will be celebrated virtually on
Thursday, November 18, 2021 at noon.


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 Alicia Morris Rudd with questions.


See a list of awards and their full descriptions. 

Past Recipients 

See the list of past recipients.


Read the 2021 NPD Nominations Guidelines. If you still have questions, contact National Philanthropy Day Chair, Sydney Hammond.

Sample Nomination 

2020 Outstanding Philanthropic Organization Recipient

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

Click here to view the recording.




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