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Annual Awards & Luncheon

Monday, November 20, 2023
Shenandoah Valley Conference Center
Hotel Madison, Harrisonburg, VA

The Shenandoah Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals has awarded Philanthropist of the Year awards annually since 1991. These awards honor outstanding philanthropists who demonstrate exceptional charitable acts and civic responsibility in our region. Their generosity encourages others to engage in philanthropic activities and to seek leadership roles in our communities.

Award categories are Individual Philanthropist, Spirit of Philanthropy, Youth in Philanthropy, and Sandra S. Neff Fundraising Executive. The selection committee will accept nominations between May 15 and August 31, 2023. We also encourage you to review last year's program, which includes a listing of honorees who have already been recognized.

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Questions? Please 
contact NPD chair Trisha Blosser at 540-236-6024.


National Philanthropy Day™ (NPD), celebrating 31 years of philanthropy in the Shenandoah Valley, is a special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and those people active in the philanthropic community – have made to our lives, our communities, and our world. 

The Shenandoah Chapter has celebrated NPD since 1990. Through NPD, we are able to show appreciation for all that has been accomplished in the name of giving, as well as demonstrating that there is still more to do. It's our chance to remind our community that the spirit of giving is alive and well.



Are you interested in sponsoring this year's event? Please download the sponsorship form to review the levels!

2022 award recipients

  • Youth in Philanthropy - JMU Fraternity and Sorority Life – Greek Sing
  • Corporate Philanthropy - Erik Dart and the Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Department, City of Harrisonburg, VA
  • Spirit of Philanthropy - David & Connie Taylor and Karen Thomas
  • Individual Philanthropy - Dr. Earlynn J. Miller
  • Sandra Neff Fundraising Executive - Cory R. Davies, RMH Foundation

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