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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.

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 Thursday, November 9, 2017

11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM

The Harbert Center
2019 Fourth Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203 

Register here.

AFP Members receive a special Early Bird discount rate!

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.

2017 National Philanthropy Day Honorees 

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy - Sean Fredella 

Outstanding Charitable Organization - Independent Presbyterian Church Foundation

The William S. Roth Outstanding Fundraising Executive - Leigh Laser Collins

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Professional Advisor - Debra J. Linton and Beverly S. Virciglio

Outstanding Corporate Citizen - HOAR Construction

United Way of Alabama Outstanding Civic Leader - Bruce Denson

The William M. and Virginia B. Spencer Outstanding Philanthropist Award - Kathryn and Raymond Harbert

For more information, please contact Mary Hendley at or Kristi Nix at


2016 National Philanthropy Day Award Recipients

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

 McKenzie Hamby

Outstanding Charitable Organization

Suki Foundation

The William S. Roth Outstanding Fundraising Executive

Linda Baker

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 


2017 NPD Sponsors