National Philanthropy Day 2021
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.” There are many categories to recognize outstanding individuals, businesses, and organizations across our community. Nominations for each category are due by Friday, June 25, 2021 at midnight.
We are hopeful that we'll be celebrating our 2021 National Philanthropy Day on November, 22 at an in-person event. We will also celebrate online with special videos and photos of our honorees. Please join us “virtually” during the week of Thanksgiving to celebrate philanthropy in the Triad!
Thank you for your interest in submitting a nomination for the Triad’s National Philanthropy Day Awards! The award categories and criteria are listed below. We look forward to honoring the giving spirit of our Award recipients on November 22, 2021. The nomination deadline is June 25, 2021. Award selections will be announced in August.
We encourage non-profit organizations to partner in developing nominations. We recommend that you complete a draft of your nomination in a Word document and copy and paste into the nomination forms. Supplemental information (letters of support, photos, etc.) may be submitted as part of this nomination. Please note that nominators will be asked to assist the National Philanthropy Day Committee in gathering additional information (quotes, interviews, photos, etc.) about Award recipients to be used during the Award presentation.
Please direct any nomination questions to Brandon Canthey, Chair, AFP Awards Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (336) 407-9883. Nomination deadline is 11:59 p.m. on June 25, 2021.
NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY AWARDS & NOMINATION FORMS
2021 OUTSTANDING PHILANTHROPIST
This award honors an individual or family for exceptional generosity and civic responsibility by demonstrating significant philanthropic contributions within the geographic areas listed below. The recipient’s generosity and leadership should motivate and engage others.
2021 OUTSTANDING EMERGING PHILANTHROPIST
This award recognizes an individual (age 22-40) or organization (with majority of leaders or members between age 22-40) for exceptional generosity and civic responsibility by demonstrating significant philanthropic contributions within the larger community. The nominee's generosity and leadership should motivate and engage others.
2021 OUTSTANDING FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONAL
This award honors an outstanding individual fundraising professional and whose leadership exemplifies ethical and effective professional practice and whose performance enhances the philanthropic resources of the organization for which he or she serves. Nominees demonstrate a strong commitment to philanthropy, volunteerism and continuing education and have actively worked as a professional fundraiser for at least 10 years prior to nomination. Preference will be given to nominees who are current members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
2021 OUTSTANDING BUSINESS IN PHILANTHROPY
This award honors a business – regardless of its size – that demonstrates outstanding community commitment through philanthropic support and the encouragement and motivation of others, both inside and outside of the corporation, to take leadership roles in philanthropic and community involvement. NOTE: Businesses with corporate-funded foundations must apply using the Outstanding Philanthropic Organization nomination form.
2021 OUTSTANDING PHILANTHROPIC ORGANIZATION
This award honors a civic organization, corporate or private foundation, grant making service organization, donor circle, or affinity group that demonstrates outstanding philanthropic commitment to the nonprofit organization(s) or larger community it supports. This organization should be a role model of philanthropic activity serving many segments of the community.
2021 OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISER
This award honors an individual or family who demonstrates outstanding leadership and skills in coordinating and motivating groups of donors and volunteers for fundraising projects in our community, making a measurable impact on community philanthropy.
2021 AFP NC TRIAD CHAPTER'S IDEA AWARD
The AFP NC Triad Chapter's IDEA Award recognizes an individual, organization or program that is committed to the ideals of inclusion, diversity, equity and access in philanthropic giving. Through personal or organizational leadership and commitment, the recipient recognizes the unique customs, culture, history and legacy of diversity in the Triad and creates opportunities to reflect that diversity in supporting the work of area non-profits.
2021 OUTSTANDING YOUTH IN PHILANTHROPY
This award recognizes an individual (under age 21) or youth organization (with a majority of members or leaders under age 21) whose philanthropic efforts (through fundraising and direct financial support, development of charitable programs, volunteering, and/or community leadership) demonstrates the spirit of philanthropy and sets an example for others to follow. The individual or organization demonstrates an outstanding commitment to community service.
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
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Foundation
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
SPIRIT OF PHILANTHROPY SPONSOR
Big Brothers Big Sisters Services, Inc.
CareNet Counseling-Piedmont Triad Region
Eric Durham - Northwestern Mutual
Financial Pathways of the Piedmont
New Garden Friends School
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC
SECU Family House
Trellis Supportive Care