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.
Nominations Now Open!
Click here to download the nomination form.
Deadline to submit is July 15, 2017
Save the Date
Thursday, November 9, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
The Harbert Center
2019 Fourth Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Alabama Chapter sponsors an annual awards program to recognize outstanding achievements by individual, foundation and corporate philanthropists, fundraising volunteers, and professional fundraising executives.
The vision of the AFP Alabama Chapter is to create and foster extraordinary fundraising professionals for an extraordinary philanthropic community. Therefore, the Alabama AFP Chapter honors those who hold high ethical standards and best exemplify commitment, dedication, and talent toward helping Alabama. These awards are given in recognition to those individuals and organizations whose life-time or long-term achievements have made a significant impact in our community.
Award winners will receive:
Individual recognition in the November Birmingham Business Journal Non-Profit Issue.
Unique steel statuette presented individually at the event, in the company of up to 400 philanthropic-minded friends.
A professional video featuring their contributions to the community and the nominating organization. Video can be used after the event on your website, social media and organization publications.
Professional photographs for use on your website, social media, and in organization publications.
For each award, please review and follow these guidelines:
Any person from the community may submit a nomination.
No more than two organizations can nominate the same individual jointly.
Award winners must be present to accept their award at the luncheon on November 9, 2017.
Awards selection will take place in mid-August and nominators will be informed if their nominee was selected.
Previously submitted nominations will not be carried forward. Please submit a new application for 2017 consideration.
Past honorees cannot be nominated for an award. Click here for a list of past honorees.
If nominee is selected, nominators of award recipients will be asked to provide one professional hi-resolution head shot of awardee(s), 5 supporting pictures of the awardee(s) working with their organization/community, and may be asked to appear on the NPD awards video.
All nominations must be submitted no later than July 15, 2017. Please send completed nominations electronically to email@example.com. If you require assistance in submitting a nomination, please contact the Nominations Chairs, Karen Griner firstname.lastname@example.org or Margaret Ritchie email@example.com
Click here to download an award application.
2016 National Philanthropy Day Award Recipients
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
Outstanding Charitable Organization
The William S. Roth Outstanding Fundraising Executive
The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Outstanding Professional Advisor
Elizabeth H. Hutchins
Outstanding Corporate Citizen
Full Moon Bar-B-Que
United Way of Central Alabama Outstanding Civic Leader
Hatton C. V. Smith
The William M. and Virginia B. Spencer Outstanding Philanthropist
Sheryl and Jon Kimerling
2016 National Philanthropy Day VIPs
Arjun Lakhanpal, honored by The Altamont School
Founders Investment Banking, honored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham
Travis and Emmy McGowin, honored by St. Martin’s in the Pines
Matt Hageman , honored by Workshops, Inc.
Jennifer H. Parsons, honored by JefCoEd Foundation Board of Directors
Alice Williams, honored by Children’s Aid Society
Glenn E. Estess, Jr. , honored by Mountain Brook City Schools Foundation
Lillian Grace Swiger, honored by Red Mountain Park
Jim Gorrie, honored by YWCA Central Alabama
Jarry Taylor, honored by YMCA of Greater Birmingham
Bruce F. Rogers, honored by Birmingham-Southern College
Lois Mancin, honored by McWane Science Center
Katie Hester, honored by Southeastern Diabetes – Camp Seale Harris
Garry Neil Drummond - In Remembrance, honored by Glenwood, Inc.
Delta Air Lines Inc. BHM FTO, honored by The Arc of Jefferson County