National Philanthropy Day Awards

Outstanding Philanthropic Organization or Foundation
The corporate or family foundation, corporation, small or large business, club or organization eligible for this award must have:
  • An exemplary record of civic responsibility in support of philanthropic causes
  • Demonstrated generosity to the extent necessary to substantially impact non-profit programs
  • Encouraged and motivated others to take leadership roles towards philanthropy and community involvement
  • A grant process that is accessible and consistent with its publicly stated mission.
  • Distinguished itself by the encouragement of creative and innovative programs.
  • Advanced philanthropy in general

Outstanding Philanthropist
The individual or family eligible for this award must have:
  • Demonstrated exceptional generosity in providing financial support and leadership for a single or number of non-profits causes including large or small non-profits
  • By example encouraged and motivated others to support a philanthropic cause
  • Impacted the organization or community through a gift to a non-profit cause
  • Contributed significantly to other community efforts
  • Advanced philanthropy in general

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser (Adult or Youth)
The individual or volunteer group eligible for this award must have:
  • Demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in recruiting, coordinating and motivating volunteers for fund raising projects
  • Contributed personal time and efforts to one or more non-profits organizations
  • Influenced a fund raising program's financial success
  • Advanced philanthropy in general

Outstanding Fundraising Executive
The individual eligible for this award must have:
  • Served as an effective advocate for growth and development of the profession
  • Demonstrated a commitment to philanthropy and to donors
  • Shown a through knowledge of an organization and its causes, along with an ability to present a compelling case to constituencies
  • Served in a pivotal role as a catalyst for positive change in increased philanthropic support.
  • Demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of the art and science of seeking funds, and a strong desire to use that knowledge to improve practices and programs
  • Served as a fundraising professional for at least 10 years.

Nomination Process

The deadline for nominations and letters of support is June 30, 2021

Please click here to be directed to the nomination website.

National Philanthropy Day will be celebrated virtually on November 17, 2021