National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day® is an annual event presented nationwide by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. NPD is the special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and those people active in the philanthropic community – have made to our lives, our communities and our world. Awards given recognize the leaders in the community who make a true impact on the quality of life, cultural vibrancy, and fabric of the region.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Central Virginia Chapter has proudly hosted National Philanthropy Day for over 25 years to celebrate the region's philanthropic spirit. Since 1996, Central Virginia’s AFP Chapter has honored philanthropists, businesses, and volunteers for their impact in Central Virginia and beyond.

In an effort to make our event more inclusive and accessible to organizations of all sizes and budgets, we have changed the event format from a seated event to a reception. Nominators will not be required to purchase tables, and instead will receive 4 tickets to be used for the nominating organization, the honoree, and guests.




2022 National Philanthropy Day Honorees
(Award recipients photographed above, clockwise)

Outstanding Organizational Partner Award

Barbara Brunckhorst Foundation, nominated by VCU
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Volunteer Impact Award

Anne Lower and Johnnie Lou Terry, nominated by Sheltering Arms Foundation
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Emerging Philanthropic Leader Award

Elijah Lee, nominated by Children’s Hospital Foundation
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Enduring Spirit of Philanthropy Award

Roger L. Boeve and Linda V. Schreiner, nominated by ChildSavers
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To see past honorees, click here.