National Philanthropy Day
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.
2021 National Philanthropy Honorees
Outstanding Champion of Diversity | Justin L. Perry, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Outstanding Emerging Philanthropist | Lauren Harkey
Outstanding Fundraising Executive | Donna Canzano Stucker
Outstanding Philanthropist | Mary Ruth and Philip Payne
Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business | Manolo's Bakery
Outstanding Philanthropic Organization | Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Gastonia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Outstanding Student Philanthropist | Youth Leadership Council of Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser | Jared Yerg
Outstanding Legacy | George D. Patterson
Thank you to the guests, sponsors, and table hosts who celebrated an incredible National Philanthropy Day with us this 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.
Heart of Gold Sponsors
Heart of Silver Sponsors
Heart of Bronze Sponsors
|Smart Start of Mecklenburg County||Cannon School||UNC Charlotte|
|Arts+||Assistance League of Charlotte||Lisa V Gray Nonprofit Strategies|
|Derski Foundation||The Relatives||Humane Society of Charlotte|
|Charlotte Country Day School||Atrium Health Foundation||Arts & Science Council|
|InReach||Thompson||Right Moves For Youth|
|Charlotte Latin School||YWCA Central Carolinas|
See a list of awards and their full descriptions.
Did you miss our virtual program, "How to write a nomination?"