NPD2021



2021 NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY WINNERS

Lifetime Achievement Award
Shelia Vaught

President's Award
Cynthia Van Winkle

Outstanding Philanthropist
T.J. and Cindy Boyle

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Melissa Hawkins

Outstanding Volunteer Youth Fundraiser
Madelyn Lawson

Outstanding Volunteer Organization
Arkansas Duck Derby

Outstanding Youth Group
EAST at Marshall High School

Outstanding Foundation
The Sunderland Foundation

Outstanding Corporation
AT&T

Outstanding Fundraising Professional
Enid Olvey

and Congratulations to the 2021 Finalists 

Outstanding Philanthropist
Bunny and Carol Adcock

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
William and Chrissy Clark
The Middleton Family

Outstanding Volunteer Youth Fundraiser
Kayla Gray
Michael Jordan

Outstanding Volunteer Organization
Rotary Club of Conway
UAMS Physician Assistant Program

Outstanding Youth Group
Champions of Hope
EAST at Marshall High School
Mount St. Mary Academy Junior Service Learning Group

Outstanding Foundation
C. Louis and Mary C. Cabe Foundation
The Ross Foundation

Outstanding Corporation
Big Red Stores
Fowler Foods, Inc.

Outstanding Fundraising Professional
Shannon Boshears
Sherri Jones


National Philanthropy Day(NPD) is a special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the impact of philanthropy in the world around us. It’s a day to honor those people active in the philanthropic community who have made our lives, our communities, and our world a better place. On NPD, we celebrate the extraordinary change that fundraising and philanthropy have helped to create in our world!

NPD was originally organized by Douglas Freeman in 1982, and the first official events were held in 1986 after President Reagan signed the official NPD proclamation. The day provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. NPD celebrates the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions. In Central Arkansas, the impact of philanthropy is beyond impressive. Billions of dollars are given every year to just causes. Millions of programs and services are administered to those in need. Individuals are connected to causes and to each other. Civic participation and important societal bonds are created and strengthened through philanthropy as we work to improve the quality of life for all people.