National Philanthropy Day 2020

Each Year, AFP Triad Chapter recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations from across the Triad for their philanthropic contributions which “Change the Triad with a Giving Heart.” Nominations are accepted each year for nine categories. For a description of each award, see below. 

To maintain health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, our planned in-person celebration at Grandover Resort has been postponed. We look forward to returning to Grandover next year. Our 2020 National Philanthropy Celebration will be celebrated online with special videos and photos of our honorees. Please join us “virtually” during the week of Thanksgiving to celebrate philanthropy in the Triad!

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2020 National Philanthropy Day honorees.  These honorees have given of their resources to improve the lives of their neighbors in the Triad region.  Join us here again on November 22 to learn more about the outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses as we celebrate their impact on our community.


2020 National Philanthropy Day Award Recipients:

Emerging Philanthropist

Bryn Hermansen and FemFest

---nominated by Family Services of Forsyth County

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Outstanding Fundraising Professional

Edward J. Lewis, III

---nominated by Capital Development Services, UNCSA, and Chancellor Brian Cole

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy – High Point

Chase Clark

---nominated by Tiny Houses Community Development

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy – Greensboro

Annika Deshpande

---nominated by Chase’s Chance, Inc.

Outstanding Business in Philanthropy – Greensboro

Gilbarco Veeder-Root

---nominated by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro


Outstanding Business in Philanthropy – Winston-Salem

Shelco, LLC

---nominated by IFB Solutions


Outstanding Business in Philanthropy – High Point


---nominated by Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem


Outstanding Philanthropic Organization – Greensboro

Guilford Education Alliance

---nominated by Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Inc.


Outstanding Philanthropic Organization – Winston-Salem

William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust

---nominated by UNCSA


Outstanding Philanthropic Organization – Alamance County

Thomas M. Holt Masonic Lodge #492

---nominated by Alamance Regional Charitable Foundation


Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser – Winston-Salem

Julia Chandler

---nominated by Crossnore School & Children’s Home


Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser – Alamance County

Faye Boswell

---nominated by AuthoraCare Collective


Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser – Greensboro

Coley Hooker and The Johnnie Mae Hooker Bowl-a-thon

---nominated by Cone Health Cancer Center


Outstanding Philanthropist – Greensboro

Sylvia and Norman Samet

---nominated by UNCG


Outstanding Philanthropist – Winston-Salem

Joyce Kohfeldt

---nominated by Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center, Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem, and Crosby Scholars Community


Outstanding Philanthropist – High Point

David Hayworth

---nominated by Family Service of the Piedmont, the High Point Community Foundation, and Paul Lessard


IDEA Award - Greensboro

Greensboro Mutual Aid Fund

---nominated by the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Inc.


IDEA Award – Winston-Salem

Melvin Scales

---nominated by Leadership Winston-Salem, The Black Philanthropy Initiative, and CareNet Counseling of the Piedmont Region


Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy

D. Elwood “Woody” Clinard

---nominated by Family Services of Forsyth County, Imprints Cares, and READ WS


Certificates for Honorable Mention:

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser – Winston-Salem HONORABLE MENTION

Evan Cavenaugh and Fuel the Fight

---nominated by Wake Forest Baptist Health


Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser – Greensboro HONORABLE MENTION

Maury Kennedy

---nominated by Cone Health Office of Institutional Advancement

History of NPD Award Winners 1992-2019


Thank You to Our 2020 National Philanthropy Day Sponsors




Family Services of Forsyth County

Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem

Salem One, Inc.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC

Triad Business Journal

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Wake Forest Baptist Health


Alamance Regional Charitable Foundation

Black Philanthropy Intiative

Capital Development Services

Cone Health Philanthropy

Crossnore School & Children's Home

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro

IFB Solutions

Leadership Winston-Salem

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Foundation

University of North Carolina School of the Arts


AuthoraCare Collective

Bennett College

Big Brothers Big Sisters Services, Inc.

CareNet Counseling-Piedmont Triad Region

Eric Durham - Northwestern Mutual

Financial Pathways of the Piedmont

IFB Solutions


New Garden Friends School

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC

SECU Family House

Trellis Supportive Care

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