Governor's Awards for Philanthropy

National Philanthropy Day


National Philanthropy Day® is the Association of Fundraising Professionals – South Dakota Chapter’s premier event honoring the outstanding contributions that philanthropists, distinguished volunteers, corporations and communities have made to enrich the state of South Dakota.


2017 Governor's Awards for Philanthropy 

In conjunction with National Philanthropy Day, the South Dakota Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals sponsors an annual award program to recognize outstanding philanthropy by individuals, businesses, and communities.

This year's 2017 Governor’s Awards for Philanthropy were given at South Dakota’s National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon in Mitchell, as part of our chapter’s annual conference on philanthropy.  

We are pleased to have presented awards to the following recipients:

Outstanding Philanthropist
Gopal Vyas, Mitchell, SD

Outstanding Philanthropic Community
De Smet, South Dakota

Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation
Avera Health

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Jennifer Kirby, Sioux Falls

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
Lilly Gibson, Rapid City 


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