Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day (NPD) celebrates the charitable work that EVERYONE does to make a difference and create impact in our community. Let's showcase outstanding donors, volunteers, corporations, foundations and others who should be recognized for their commitment to change and philanthropy. Nominate someone good in the following categories.
Funds raised through NPD, our chapter’s main fundraising event each year, will provide local members the opportunity to have deeper and more meaningful professional development opportunities, such as support for professional certification and continuing education scholarships.

Join us in celebrating our 2020 National Philanthropy Day Nominees . . .

Volunteer Fundraiser Nominees

Rob Kaiser

Betty Lanier

And the winner is...

Student in Philanthropy Nominee

And the winner is...

Emma Martin 

 Fundraising Board of Directors Nominees

Good Shepherd Center


United Way of the Cape Fear Area

and the winner is...

Philanthropist of the Year Nominees

Dinah Gore

Linda Wilson

Congratulations to...

Philanthropic Organization Nominees

Bank of America

Landfall Foundation

Lighthouse Beer & Wine

nCino, Inc.

 The Help Hub, at The Harrelson Center

United Way of the Cape Fear Area

Women's Impact Network of New Hanover County

and the winner is...

Fundraising Executive Nominees

Bob Hartsook

Jim Karl

Congratulations to ...

 Together, we celebrate the extraordinary change that fundraising and philanthropy have helped to create in our world! Questions? Want to be involved in the planning of, or sponsor this event in 2021? Please email Breana Hebert, 2020 NPD Chair

How the Honorees are Chosen
We are grateful for the following individuals, who took the time to evaluate the 2020 National Philanthropy Day Award nominations. Using a metrics based system, deciding on this year’s honorees.  Be sure to watch for our posts of Facebook the week of November 9-15 for the announcement of those being honored.  

2020 Judges Panel

Jennifer Adams, Corning Inc.
Jeffrey L. Brudney, Ph.D., University of North Carolina Wilmington
Marty Fukuda, N2 Publishing
Jennifer Gallo, Smart  Start of New Hanover County
Judy Girard, GLOW Academy
Dan Heist, University of North Carolina Wilmington
LaDonna Hopkins, H & H Consulting
Jennie Jackson, Bank of America
Tracy Meadows, Independent Accountant/Consultant; QENO Coach
Dr. Jeanine M. Mingé, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Art Ordoqui, Salesforce
Becky Slemons, American Cancer Society
Anne Sorhagen, North Carolina Community Foundation

NPD 2020 Sponsors

Past National Philanthropy 
Day Honorees

    2020  Linda Wilson
    2019  Ann Campbell-Morin
    2018  Joe and Whitney Finley
    2017  Judy Girard
    2016  Bobby Harrelson
    2015  Ricky and Diane Benton
    2014  Peter Hexter 
    2013  John Monteith 
    2012 Reid and Linda Murchison 
    2011 Tim Milam 
    2010  Louise Coggins and Dickson Baldridge (TIE)
    2009  Linda and Vance Ferrigno

    2020  Women's Impact Network (WIN)
    2019  Heath and Sons Management, LLC
    2018  Food Lion
    2017  Wells Fargo
    2016  Live Oak Bank
    2015  Junior League of Wilmington, NC
    2014  Home Depot Foundation
    2013 First Federal Bank
    2012 State Employees Credit Union
    2011 Wilmington Civitan Chapter 
    2010  Corning, Inc.
    2009  PPD

    2020  Bob Hartsook, Hartsook
    2019  Logan Thompson, Welcome Home Angel
    2018  JC Lyle, WARM
    2017  Mary Bradley, WHQR
    2016  Jane Birnbach, CFRE, Good Shepherd Center
    2015  Bob Jones, CFCC
    2014  Vicki Dull, Harrelson Center 
    2013 Kitty Yerkes, Habitat For Humanity 
    2012 Melissa Reabold, UWCFA 
    2011 Diane Lomax, Domestic Violence Shelter
    2010  Reed Wallace, Wilmington Symphony 
    2009  Laurie Taylor, CFRE, Lower Cape Fear Hospice 


    2020  Rob Kaiser
    2019  Alan Perry
    2018  Meg Caswell & Liz Carroll
    2017  Linda Wilson
    2016  Laura Jones
    2015  Sandy Spiers
    2014 Betsy Leonard 
    2013 Denise Szaloky 
    2012 Coach Ronald Watson 
    2011 Murrie and Teresa Lee 
    2010  Bo Dean
    2009  Beth Pancoe 

    2020  Emma Martin
    2019  Amiya and Amari Libingi
    2018  Vincent Walsh
    2017  Katie Evans
    2016  No Nominations
    2015  Robert Penna-Welch

    2014 Drake Harper, Brunswick Community College 
    2013 Hoggard High School Art Club - Katy Hufham
    2012 Michael Castoro, Topsail High Performing Arts
    2011 No Nominations 
    2010 UNCW Chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon

    2020  NourishNC
    2019  Cape Fear Literacy Council
    2018  Lakeside Partners
    2017  Phoenix Hometown Hires
    2016  Brunswick Community College Foundation
    2015  Cape Fear Community College Foundation

    2014 No Nominations 
    2013 Airlie Gardens Foundation 
    2012 The Carousel Center Child Advocacy Center

    What is National Philanthropy Day:

    Philanthropy is “the love of humankind,” and National Philanthropy Day® (NPD)—November 15—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.

    National Philanthropy Day® is both an official day and a grassroots movement. Every year, since 1986 when President Ronald Reagan first proclaimed November 15th as National Philanthropy Day®, communities across the globe have celebrated by hosting events to recognize activities of donors, volunteers, foundations, leaders, corporations, and others engaged in philanthropy.