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Honoring Local Philanthropists and Volunteers at National Philanthropy Day 2019

The Central Virginia Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) will honor ten awardees at their National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon. The luncheon will take place on November 14, 2019 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. National Philanthropy Day is celebrated by over 125 chapters of AFP across the United States, Canada and Mexico.

“Each year we set aside a day to honor special individuals, groups and organizations that help make our community great!  This year’s National Philanthropy Day continues that tradition to recognize philanthropists in our community who give freely and selflessly of their time, talent and treasure for good. It is our great pleasure to sponsor such a wonderful event,” says Kathy Erhardt, Co-Chair of National Philanthropy Day.

National Philanthropy Day is a celebration of Central Virginia’s philanthropic spirit. Since 1996, AFP has honored more than 100 philanthropists, businesses, and volunteers in the community, who make an extraordinary impact on the quality of life, cultural vibrancy, and fabric of our region. The 2019 honorees are:

  • Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy: Joe Teefey and Ms. Judy Collins, nominated by LifeSpire of Virginia and MCV Foundation.
  • Outstanding Organizational Partner: Haley Automotive Group, nominated by American Cancer Society.
  • Spirit of Philanthropy Award: The Association of Physicians of Pakistani descent of North America, nominated by Daily Planet Health Services.
  • Transformational Philanthropy Award: Altria, City of Richmond, Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond and Robins Foundation, nominated by NextUp RVA.
  • Enduring Philanthropic Partner Award: Jack Cullather and Family, nominated by Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation.
  • Volunteer Impact Award: Susan Durlak, nominated by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond.
  • Youth Philanthropy Award: Miss Gillian Saunders, nominated by Feed More.

This year’s pre-luncheon workshop will examine the topic of family philanthropy. Titled Preparing for the Future of Family Philanthropy, Dr. Michael Moody, a national expert and sought-after commentator on family philanthropy, will offer fascinating insight into the rising generation of major donors and other emerging trends that promise to fundamentally transform the practice of family giving in the years to come. Building on his best-selling co-authored book, Generation Impact (winner of the AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize), Dr. Moody will reveal what we can expect as influential new donors, and new ways of giving, emerge in our community. He will also offer practical suggestions for how fundraisers, families, and others can best take advantage of these coming changes.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the Central Virginia National Philanthropy Day workshop and luncheon go to the Central Virginia National Philanthropy Day website at www.rvanpd.org.

ABOVE: Video from National Philanthropy Day 2017

About the Association of Fundraising Professionals:

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents 33,000 fundraisers in 242 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. AFP fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. The Central Virginia Chapter of the AFP has over 170 members.

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