National Philanthropy Day

Nominations for the 2023 National Philanthropy Day Awards are now open!  Please take a moment to nominate someone deserving, and plan to join us this November when we honor our winners in-person!

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

The deadline for submitting nominations is TBD.

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


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.