True philanthropists dig deep when times are hard, looking for innovative ways to change the world through their gifts of time, talent and treasure. Philanthropy is “the love of humankind,” and National Philanthropy Day® (NPD)— is the day that thousands of people around the world come together to both (1) put that word into action and (2) recognize the change that word has brought to our communities.
NPD is a celebration of philanthropy—giving, volunteering and charitable engagement—that highlights the accomplishments, large and small, that philanthropy, and all those involved in the philanthropic process—makes to our society and our world.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals North Louisiana Chapter annually hosts an awards luncheon, and has since 1993. “This is our biggest event of the year, and salutes the efforts of those who give back to our community in many different ways,” said Stephanie Rogers, president of the AFP North Louisiana Chapter. “This event not only recognizes those in our community, but also helps our chapter maintain professionalism.”
National Philanthropy Day recognizes the contributions that individuals and organizations make to nonprofits. In North Louisiana, the local AFP Chapter is pleased to host the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon to honor our local philanthropic leaders, organizations, and fundraising professionals. It is important to appropriately recognize volunteers and professionals in our community who reflect the true spirit of generosity, leadership, and community.
This year the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, November 15 at 11:30am at Hilton Garden Inn on Old Minden Road. The 2017 philanthropic awards nominations are currently open. Categories include:
Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation
Outstanding Philanthropic Organization
Outstanding Fundraising Executive
Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer
Outstanding Young/Young Adult Philanthropic Leader(s)
Recipients must be present to accept the award. All entries must be made on an AFP nomination form (attached) or can be accessed online at https://goo.gl/forms/TGFkYFhysFZxCRPl1. Nominations must be received by Sept. 22. If you have questions, please contact Gard Wayt 318-207-1292.