National Philanthropy Day


The AFP Fort Worth Metro Chapter is now accepting nominations for the 2021 National Philanthropy Day Awards to be presented at the Fort Worth Hilton during our National Philanthropy Day Luncheon on Thursday, November 18, 2021. We invite your nominations for:

  • Outstanding Philanthropist
  • Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Entity (Organization/Trust/Corporation)
  • Outstanding Professional Fundraising Executive
  • Honorable Mention: Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy

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The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, May 28, 2021.

At that time, nominations will be considered by the AFP Fort Worth Chapter NPD Awards Selection Committee.  Tips for Submitting a Successful Nomination

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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 NPDLove.com 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.