Honor Your Donors and Colleagues with a Nomination
Eight Honorees will Receive Awards on November 10, 2017
AFP Golden Gate Celebrates National Philanthropy Day 2017
Friday, November 10 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Westin St. Francis on Union Square, San Francisco
Submit Nominations for the NPD 2017 Awards by June 9, 2017 (deadline)
The centerpiece of the NPD 2017 Awards Luncheon is the honoring of eight
exemplars in philanthropy and social change. Awards are presented to
individuals and institutions who have been nominated by their peers,
selected by the NPD Awards Committee, and whose giving to the community
inspires all of us. The award presentation includes a produced video
highlighting the honoree's philosophy of giving, remarks by the honoree,
recognition in all print and electronic materials preceding the event, a
gorgeous gift, and an outpouring of gratitude and applause from the
capacity audience that assembles for National Philanthropy Day. See the NPD 2016 Honorees. See all past Honorees.
You are invited to submit nominations for one of eight awards (scroll down for how to):
The Outstanding Philanthropist Award is
presented to an individual or family with a record of exceptional
generosity who, through direct financial support, has demonstrated
outstanding civic and charitable responsibility, and who encourages
others to take philanthropic leadership roles in their communities.
The Hank Rosso Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award honors an individual fundraising professional who practices his or her profession in an exemplary manner.
The Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Award is
presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership
skills in coordinating groups of volunteers for major fundraising
projects of more than one nonprofit organization. The recipient should
demonstrate exceptional skills coordinating and inspiring groups of
volunteers for fundraising projects that benefit charitable institutions
and show a commitment to the advancement of philanthropy.
The Outstanding Corporate Grantmaker Award
recognizes a corporation or its foundation that displays an outstanding
commitment to philanthropy not only through its financial support but
also by encouraging and motivating others to take leadership roles in
philanthropy and community involvement activities.
The Outstanding Foundation or Grantmaking Organization Award
recognizes a private or community foundation or community grantmaking
organization that provides financial support, inspiration, encouragement
and motivation to nonprofits and grantmakers alike – as well as
developing innovative approaches to philanthropy.
The Outstanding Foundation or Grantmaking Professional Award
honors a foundation or grantmaking professional who individually initiates or supports
creative nonprofit efforts and works to develop philanthropic
partnerships with organizations and communities. This will be a
professional whose individual contributions to nonprofit/foundation
philanthropic teamwork are exceptionally effective or unique.
The Vineyards Award
celebrates an organization having an operating budget of less than
$1,000,000 but which is nonetheless effectively addressing serious
community problems. This is a visionary group that, through passionate
staff commitment and the innovative use of volunteers and/or community
partnerships, is an inspirational model for other nonprofits,
philanthropic organizations, and individuals.
The Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award (ages 5-17)
recognizes service by an individual or group of young people ages 5 to
17 at the time they are nominated, who demonstrate outstanding
commitment to the community through direct financial support,
development of charitable programs, volunteering, and leadership in
The nominations process is simple and fast!
Click here for the Nominations Form.
All the instructions are contained on the form.
Please note that you are encouraged to submit up to five
letters of support. The letters of support are an important part of your nomination! The optimum set of letters will give the Awards Committee an understanding of the breadth of experience and impact contributed by your nominee, and of the personal and professional story that brings the nominee to this moment in time.
The AFP Desk is happy to answer questions or be of service: firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 404-6501.
Deadline: Please submit form and support letters by close of business June 9, 2017.
Click here for list of Nominating Committee members.