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 Change the world with a giving heart

Please join the Alabama Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals as we plan to celebrate this year’s National Philanthropy Day Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at the Harbert Center.

National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is a special day set aside each year to show appreciation for all that has been accomplished in the Culture of Philanthropy. It’s an opportunity to recognize the great contributions – and those people and organizations making the difference – which makes Birmingham a great community. Join us as we recognize those truly exceptional volunteers and donors in our community.


Click here to nominate an individual or organization for one of NPD’s seven awards (Click here for the Word document).
Deadline to submit a nomination is Tuesday, June 30th.


Ticket sales will open mid-August.


Click here for a list of past award honorees.


For more information, please contact

Leigh Laser Collins: or (205) 296-9623.


We look forward to seeing you November 12, 2015!

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2015 Chapter Meeting Schedule


Mark your calendars for our 2015 Chapter meetings:

Aug 12: Click here to register

Oct 14

Dec 9


11:30 to 1 pm

Locations noted on Chapter Meeting Schedule 


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