National Philanthropy Day

Friday, November 10, 2023
11:30am - 1:30pm
Bedford Center YMCA

The AFP Fort Worth Metro Chapter is proud to announce the
2023 National Philanthropy Day Honorees:

Lyn Downing, CFRE
Outstanding Professional Fundraising Executive
"The Ben Franklin Award"
presented by Dynamic Development Strategies

Howard & Joan Katz
Outstanding Philanthropists

presented by M. Gale & Associates
Freedom Church
Outstanding Philanthropic Entity
presented by...
Robert J. Gieb
Outstanding Advisor
presented by The Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth
Advancement Foundation
Gabriel Starling
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
presented by Frost Bank
Renika Atkins • Michael Handley
Anastasia "Stas" Taylor • Sarina Davidson
Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy
presented by


Ticket sales for the 2023 National Philanthropy Day Awards are now open!  We look forward to having you join us in celebrating our honorees to be presented at the Bedford Center YMCA during our National Philanthropy Day Luncheon on Friday, November 10, 2023.

What Is National Philanthropy Day?

National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside on the fifteenth of November. The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—to the enrichment of our world.

NPD was originally conceived of and organized by Douglas Freeman in the 1980s, and the first official events 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. 

Last year, more than 130 AFP chapters held NPD events and activities across North America. In addition, AFP launched #NPDLove and the website, a global social media outreach and awareness campaign to engage the global charitable sector, the philanthropic community, and the public in activities to demonstrate “love of humankind” and highlight how they (or their organization) are helping to change the world.