National Philanthropy Day 2019


National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside on the fifteenth of November. The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy and those people active in the philanthropic community to the enrichment of our world.

NPD was originally conceived of and organized by Douglas Freeman in the 1980s, and the first official events held in 1986 after President Reagan signed the official NPD proclamation. The day provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. NPD celebrates the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions.

Last year, more than 130 AFP chapters held NPD events and activities across North America.

The 2019 National Philanthropy Day Nominations are now OPEN! Submit your nominations here.

Nominees will be honored on Friday, November 15, 2019, at the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon, located at the Pensacola Yacht Club. Tickets and tables are now available through the event page and Facebook. Doors open at 11:00 am and the program will begin promptly at 11:30 am.

There are eight different categories to submit nominations to: Outstanding Philanthropic Faith-Based Organization, Outstanding Philanthropist, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, Outstanding Service Organization, Outstanding Corporation/Business, Outstanding Foundation, Outstanding Fundraising Professional, and Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy. View past winners here.

Nominations for all categories will be open until Friday, August 16, 2019. There is not a limit on the the amount of nominations you can submit.


National Philanthropy Day Events and Important Dates