National Philanthropy Day Offers a Chance to Celebrate

November 2020

PMA is proud to sponsor AFP Charlotte's annual recognition of nine award winners during its annual National Philanthropy Day celebration on November 12th, 2020.  After all of the challenges this year has brought us, it's nice to see wonderful examples of generosity and community spirit illustrated at this event.  Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership will release a special podcast episode featuring AFP Charlotte President Penny Hawkins on November 12th as well.  

National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside each November to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy and those people active in the philanthropic community for the enrichment of our world. NPD was originally conceived and organized by Douglas Freeman in the 1980s, and the first official events were held in 1986 after President Reagan signed the official NPD proclamation. The day provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. NPD celebrates the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions. Last year, more than 130 AFP chapters held NPD events and activities across North America. In addition, AFP launched #NPDLove and the website, a global social media outreach and awareness campaign to engage the global charitable sector, the philanthropic community, and the public in activities to demonstrate "love of humankind" and highlight how they (or their organization) are helping to change the world.

Like many communities across the country, AFP Charlotte is excited to lift up the local philanthropists, volunteers and fundraisers whose work and impact will be honored on National Philanthropy Day:

Outstanding Champion of Diversity | Valaida Fullwood
Outstanding Emerging Philanthropist | Brandon Swiderski
Outstanding Fundraising Executive | Eileen Keeley
Outstanding Philanthropist | Lori & Eric Sklut
Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business | Loebsack & Brownlee
Outstanding Philanthropic Organization | Assistance League of Charlotte
Outstanding Student Philanthropist | Molly Green
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser | Joan Zimmerman
Outstanding Legacy | William Terry