Annual NPD Awards Celebration


Celebrating the generosity that lives in our communities!

National Philanthropy Day Awards Celebration
November 13, 2020
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Ithaca College - Emerson Suites, Campus Center

You are invited to join us on National Philanthropy Day to recognize and honor all the good that happens in our Finger Lakes communities; and the philanthropists, volunteers, and fundraising leaders behind it!

For inquiries regarding sponsorship, nominations, and the event please contact us at 

The mission for this event is to foster and create connections among community members, businesses, philanthropists, and nonprofit organizations. The National Philanthropy Day Awards Celebration is open to anyone, with discounted ticket prices for AFP members. 

What is National Philanthropy Day?

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.

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. The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is founder of the NPD movement and chief supporter and sponsor. Learn more at

 Bring your Partners in Philanthropy!  We encourage you to use this event as an opportunity to steward your most valued supporters. Invite your Partners in Philanthropy – major donors, VIPs, board members, volunteer - to join you at the NPD Awards Celebration! They will be recognized at the event with a special nametag, recognition during the program, and a photo. Inviting a Partner (or two) can help you connect and steward your donors during an important time of year!


About the AFP Finger Lakes Chapter’s NPD Awards

Each year, the AFP Finger Lakes chapter hosts an awards celebration and luncheon on National Philanthropy Day. The Chapter, along with our community and nominators, recognize individuals and businesses among the following categories:


Philanthropist of the Year
Honors an individual or family that has demonstrated exemplary financial support of the nonprofit sector.

Corporate Philanthropist of the Year  
Honors an area business - local, national or international - that has demonstrated exemplary financial and/or in-kind support and volunteer leadership in the non-profit sector.

Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year
Honors an individual or family that has demonstrated exemplary volunteer leadership in the non-profit sector.

Outstanding Professional Achievement in Nonprofit Leadership
Honors an individual who has demonstrated exemplary commitment, professionalism and leadership throughout the course of their nonprofit career.



Nomination Process

The Finger Lakes Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
is pleased to invite nominations for philanthropic excellence in the Finger Lakes region.

Nominations are accepted June 1 - September 15 each year.  
Guidelines and Award Nominations Information: CLICK HERE

This event would not be possible without our generous sponsors:


TRIAD Foundation 

CSP Management
VISIONS Federal Credit Union 

Cayuga Medical Center
Community Foundation of Tompkins County

Community Foundation of Elmira Corning and the Finger Lakes
Legacy Foundation
The Solstice Group

Tompkins Charitable Gift Fund 
West Wind Consulting

Questions? Contact the AFP FLX Chapter via email at