Indiana Philanthropy Awards Celebration

Indiana Philanthropy Awards Overview

The Association of Fundraising Professionals - Indiana Chapter (AFP-IC) fosters the growth of development of philanthropy, the fundraising profession, the Chapter, and its individual members.

AFP-IC annually hosts the Indiana Philanthropy Awards to honor and recognize individuals, groups, organizations, and corporations in Indiana who have enhanced philanthropy and the community through their dedicated efforts, time, leadership, passion, and generosity. These awards are given in recognition to those whose life-time or long-term achievements have made a significant impact on our state or a local community through one or more charitable organizations.

November 17, 2022
11:15 a.m. Reception and Registration
12 p.m.  Lunch and Awards
Indiana Roof Ballroom

Awardees will be honored at the annual Indiana Philanthropy Awards Celebration November 17, 2022. Honorees are required to attend the celebration and nominators are strongly encouraged to attend. The awards committee will communicate directly with honorees in preparation for the celebration unless otherwise instructed.

Sponsorships are now available. For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jennifer Neer, AFP-IC Vice President of Resource Development, at or 463-900-4731.

Any questions about submitting a nomination, please contact Macy Rogers, AFP-IC Indiana Philanthropy Awards Chair, at

2022 Indiana Philanthropy Award Categories:

Nominations are currently open for the below awards.  Nominations must be received by June 6, 2022

Lifetime Achievement: An individual or family who has demonstrated a record of exceptional service as a donor or volunteer and has left a remarkable legacy through their philanthropy. 

Outstanding Philanthropist: An individual or family whose generosity has positively impacted the community and/or encouraged and inspired others to take philanthropic leadership roles.

Outstanding Fundraising Professional: An individual who practices the fundraising profession in an exemplary manner and is an inspiration to others. 

Must be an AFP member for a minimum of 12 months prior to date of application. To confirm membership status, email Sara Nash, AFP-IC Chapter Administrator, at 

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: An individual or family that successfully coordinated and motivated groups of volunteers for fundraising projects that have had significant impact on a charitable organization(s). 

Outstanding Foundation: A community, private, or corporate foundation that has demonstrated substantial impact. 

Outstanding Philanthropy Group: Giving circles; donor affinity, alumni, or community groups; civic or social service organizations; and similar entities that have promoted philanthropy or volunteerism within an organization or community.

Outstanding Youth Achievement: An individual or group through age 18-25 who participated in direct financial support, development of charitable programs, volunteerism and/or philanthropic leadership. 

Outstanding Business: A business  that has practiced impactful corporate giving and/or motivated philanthropic support, leadership, and volunteerism among its employees. 


  1. Please complete the nomination form located at
  2. Two letters of support emailed to

Two letters of support should include diverse letters from leaders of an organization and/or letters representing different supporting organizations.

Click here to see the list of past recipients.