Nominations for 2019

Each year we ask AFP members to submit nominations for our National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon that is held in November.  This year there are 10 nomination categories (see below for a full list and description).  You may submit a nomination in each category but you are limited to only one nomination per category.  This is a great opportunity to think about who has helped your organization and reward them with this recognition in front of the entire philanthropic community across Northeast Florida.  Nominations will be reviewed and ranked based on the selection criteria listed below and you must submit your nomination by July 1st.

Submit Your Nomination: 
https://www.cognitoforms.com/AFPFirstCoastsNationalPhilanthropyDayCommittee/AFPFirstCoastsNationalPhilanthropyDay2019NominationForm

Please use this information below to submit your nomination using our online form (Due by Monday, July 1st). ABSOLUTELY NO LATE ENTRIES ALLOWED.

The selection criteria listed below will be used for each nomination category. 

Submission Guidelines

  • Only one nominee per category
  • Nominations are due by Monday, July 1, 2019, by 5 p.m. (NO LATE ENTRIES will be accepted)
  • For questions, please contact Charles Runfola (c.runfola@unf.edu) or Lee Anderson (lee.anderson@unf.edu). 

Selection Criteria

  1. Share description of specific achievements and philanthropic activities (accomplishments, time, effort and financial committment to your organization or others and the impact to our community)
  2. Evidence of sustained commitment to philanthropy (nominee's relationship to the organization)
  3. Description of financial support (leadership in fundraising campaigns or other programs and goals achieved)
  4. Descritpion of encouraging others to take leadership roles in philanthropy and community service (success and results in recruiting and motivating others)
  5. Demonistrated evidence of exceptional volunteer service
  6. Evidence of philanthropic involvement with other organizations and individuals and impact

Eligibility Guidelines

  • You may submit a nomination in each category, but you are limited to only one nomination per category
  • Nominees must accomplish philanthropic work in the Northeast Florida region

Nomination Categories:

Outstanding Civic Organization: To qualify for this award, a civic organization must demonstrate outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement.

Outstanding Corporation: To qualify for this award, a business, corporation or its corporate foundation must demonstrate outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement.

Outstanding Small Business: To qualify for this award, a business with less than 100 employees must demonstrate outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement.

Outstanding Fundraising/Development Professional: To qualify for this award, the fundraising professional may not currently serve on the First Coast AFP Board of Directors. The individual must demonstrate exceptional fundraising skills and leadership in the philanthropic community.

Outstanding Philanthropist: This award is presented to an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility, and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles on a community, national and/or international level.

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: The individual eligible for this nomination must have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in coordinating groups of volunteers for major fund-raising projects of more than one not-for-profit organization. The recipient should demonstrate excellent skills coordinating and motivating groups of volunteers for fund-raising projects for the benefit of charitable institutions and a commitment to the advancement of philanthropy.

Next Generation Award: To qualify for this award, a young professional under the age of 30 years old or a young professional organization must be comprised of volunteers with a group average age of 20-30 year olds, who have demonstrated a commitment to philanthropy through charitable contributions, volunteer work or service to the community.

Outstanding Foundation: To qualify for this award, a private foundation must demonstrate outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and national, international and/or community involvement.

Outstanding Champion of Diversity Award: This award honors an individual, corporation or nonprofit organization that promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace and throughout Northeast Florida. Through their philanthropic activities, these Diversity Champions bridge communities together and promote cultural awareness that fosters diversity and inclusion.

Lifetime Achievement Award: To qualify for this award, the individual must have received a past award at National Philanthropy Day (Please download the list below of Past Award Winners). The individual should also demonstrate a commitment to philanthropy though, charitable contributions, volunteer work, or service to the community.