Past NPD Awardees

Each year, in conjunction with the celebration of National Philanthropy Day, the SC Lowcountry Chapter of AFP recognizes outstanding achievements by local individuals, foundations and corporate philanthropists who form a vital partnership with nonprofit organizations to ensure that the needs of its citizens are being met. 
These awards recognize individuals and organizations whose achievements have had a significant impact in the Lowcountry.

See pictures from NPD 2018 here

1996 Piggly Wiggly
1997 Bank of America
1998  BellSouth | Jerry and Anita Zucker
1999 Post & Courier Foundation | Fritz and Peatsy Hollings
2000 Wachovia | Bill and Laura Hewitt
2001 Dolphin Architects & Builders | Tony and Linda Bakker
2002  Sticky Fingers Restaurant Group |Melvin and Judith Solomon
2003 Publix Super Markets, Inc. | The Hugh C. Lane Family
2004 Croghan’s Jewel Box | Edwin S. Pearlstine Jr.
2005 Carolina First | Nella G. Barkley
2006 The Duke Endowment | Charles and Celeste Patrick
2007 Blackbaud | Theodore S. Stern
2008 Baker Motor Company | Charles and Andrea Volpe
2009 The Charleston Place Hotel | Bill and Ruth Baker
2010 The Charleston Riverdogs |Ted Legasy l Women Making a Difference l John Zeigler
2011 GlassPro, Inc. | Mr. and Mrs. George Fennell Coastal Community Foundation
2012 General Dynamics | Mr. and Mrs. Wayland Cato Jr. |Trident United Way|Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Cole Jr.
2013 The Boeing Company | Paul and Louise Kohlheim | Keys for Hope

2014  Kite Foundation  |  The Darby Family | Cummins Turbo Technologies

2015 Wells Fargo l Shawn Jenkins l Gavalas-Kolanko Foundation l The Greater Charleston Community in wake of the Mother Emmanuel Shootings

2016 Carolyn Hunter l Steve & Emily Swanson l J.E. Walker Foundation l Romney Street Garden Project

2017 Hank and Laurel Greer | Ingevity | Grace Church Tea Room | Jermaine Jenkins

Congratulations to our 2017 NPD Outstanding Philanthropists!

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Voices of Philanthropy

Hank and Laurel Greer. Outstanding Individual Philantropists

Ingevity, Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist

Grace Church Cathedral Tea Room, Outstanding Community Organization

Jermaine Jenkins,Outstanding Community Volunteer

Recap of 2016 NPD Celebration!


2016 National Philanthropy Day was celebrated with a sold-out crowd of more than 500 community leaders and philanthropists gathering for the awards luncheon held at the Charleston Marriott Lockwood to honor philanthropy in our community. Click the links below to see tribute videos of our 2016 honorees.

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors! 

20th Anniversary Video 

Carolyn Hunter - Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year

Steve & Emily Swanson - Outstanding Philanthropists of the Year

J.E. Walker Foundation - Outstanding Community Foundation

Romney Street Urban Garden Project - Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

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Darrin Goss (top left), CEO of the Coastal Community Foundation, gave the keynote address. Carolyn Hunter (top center) and Steve and Emily Swanson (top right) wer recognized as 2016 Outstanding Individual Philanthropists. Julie Walker, of the J.E. Walker Foundation (bottom left) was named Outstanding Community Foundation, and the Romeny Street Urban Garden (bottom right) Project took this year's Youth in Philanthropy award.


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