National Philanthropy Day Is November 21, 2022

Save the date and make plans to attend the 2022 National Philanthropy Day celebration presented by Triad Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, slated for November 21, 2022.

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.”

Together, we celebrate and honor the leadership, talents, and investments of your donors and volunteers who make the Triad community a better place to live. The NC Triad Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is pleased to recognize these distinguished award recipients who will be honored at the 2022 National Philanthropy Day.

Nominations are accepted each year for a variety of categories. Deadline for 2022 nominations is 5pm, July 13, 2022.

Below is a complete listing of National Philanthropic Day awards and a link for each specific application to submit a nomination.


Sponsorship and Table Host Opportunities Are Available

As an official sponsor, you have the opportunity to recognize a special individual or couple from your organization as a “Spirit of Philanthropy” Honoree. Honorees will be recognized in the program and collectively during the event. For more information, click here to email our NPD Committee Chair.

OUTSTANDING PHILANTHROPIST: Greater Greensboro; Greater High Point; Greater Winston-Salem

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. Outstanding Philanthropists are recognized by geographic areas: Greater Greensboro, Greater High Point, and Greater Winston-Salem.




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. MAKE A NOMINATION




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.   MAKE A NOMINATION



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.  MAKE A NOMINATION




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. MAKE A NOMINATION



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. MAKE A NOMINATION




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. MAKE A NOMINATION




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.  MAKE A NOMINATION


2021 National Philanthropy Day Award Winners!

Outstanding Philanthropist - Greensboro

Pam and David Sprinkle

Nominated by The University of North Carolina Greensboro

“Philanthropy to us is sharing our blessings, not just our financial blessings, but all our blessings-our energy, our skills, our time, and our love of life.  To those who much is given much is expected. We have been very blessed and are committed to being generous with our blessings.”

-Pam & David Sprinkle

View Pam and David's NPD video here

Outstanding Business in Philanthropy - Winston-Salem

Snob Shop and Trouvaille Home

Nominated by Family Services and The University of North Carolina School of the Arts

“Many years ago, I made a conscious decision to invest 100% of all marketing and advertising dollars with local non-profits in addition to lending any creative and operational skills that were asked of me. When I made this decision, I had no idea the impact that it would have and that it would change the course of my own life to one more rich and fulfilling than I could have imagined.”

-Anne Rainey Rokahr

Outstanding Business in Philanthropy - Greensboro

Replacements, Ltd.

Nominated by Guilford Green Foundation & LGBTQ Center and Youth Focus, Inc.

“When asked why I give, I always go back to the example of my parents. As a small child, our family of six lived in a three-room house without indoor plumbing. My mother cooked on a woodstove. Still, my dad always liked to help others, and our family shared what we had. I’ve always wanted to help others, too. I’ve never lost sight of that, and I’m grateful to be able to give.”

-Bob Page, Founder & CEO, Replacements, Ltd.

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

Spencer Hayes

Nominated by Victory Junction

“For me, philanthropy means sharing what you have or what you can do to provide opportunities for others.  I’ve always been encouraged to give back, but when I saw kids at Victory Junction, I really understood why philanthropy is important. Philanthropy is a way to changes lives and to make a difference in our community and our world.”    

-Spencer Hayes

Outstanding Emerging Philanthropist

Amina Jameel

Nominated by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro

"Helping others is what makes us human. By giving to others, we end up getting so much in return. It is easy to take our blessings for granted when our basic needs are met, even though others are struggling to meet those same needs. I am inspired by the resiliency of the human spirit and want to help others achieve similar opportunities that I have been lucky enough to benefit from."

           -Amina Jameel

Outstanding Philanthropist - High Point & surrounding area

Verna and John Croom

Nominated by The Presbyterian Homes, Inc.

"I came to realize that there were more ways to lend a helping hand to charitable causes than my personal donation of money; I also could donate my time to participate in organizations that sponsored fund-raising and/or programs for the needy. Verna and I do not consider ourselves to be wealthy; however, we are thankful in our retirement years that we have the financial means to help others in need."

-Verna & John Croom

View Verna and John's NPD video here

Outstanding Philanthropist - Winston-Salem

Richard Davis

Nominated by The Winston-Salem Foundation

“Philanthropy is making a measurable difference in a person's life.Philanthropy is the removal of obstacles in the pathway to achievement.”   

-Richard Davis

View Richard's NPD video here

Outstanding Philanthropic Organization - Greensboro

Greensboro Builders Association

Nominated by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro and Community Housing Solutions of Guilford, Inc.

Greensboro Builders Association members are involved in numerous community service projects on an ongoing basis, giving of both financial resources and in-kind contributions. Providing affordable housing in our community has always been a priority for our Association. We greatly value the partnerships we have had over the years, especially with Habitat Greensboro and Community Housing Solutions.  Projects such as Raising Roofs…Builders for Habitat and ReBuilding Hope have afforded us the opportunity to build more than 65 new homes as well as provide much needed renovations for those in need in our community.  

IDEA Award...Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access

The Winston-Salem Foundation

Nominated by Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Foundation

IDEA Award is funded in part by member support of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy's BE the CAUSE Campaign

“We’re deeply committed to advancing racial equity, diversity, and inclusion in our internal operations and across our work in Forsyth County, and we’re actively partnering with others to accomplish this by focusing on systems and how we’re allocating resources. Our vision for Winston-Salem’s future is a generous and trusting community where everyone is thriving, and our team is inspired each and every day in its work toward this goal.”

           -LaTida Smith, President, The Winston-Salem Foundation

Outstanding Philanthropic Organization - Winston-Salem

Miracles in Sight

Nominated by IFB Solutions

"I believe Eleanor Roosevelt said it best, ' When it's better for everyone, it's better for everyone.' "

-Dean Vavra

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Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser - Greensboro

Kathleen Kelly and George Hoyle

Nominated by The University of North Carolina Greensboro


"The knowledge that you are helping others is truly empowering and fulfilling. Giving to and supporting UNCG has afforded us the experience of being both personally meaningful and fun for our entire family."
-Kathleen Kelly and George Hoyle

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser - Winston-Salem

Carol Maurin

Nominated by Animal Adoption & Rescue Foundation

"Philanthropy is an opportunity to find something in your community that is very meaningful to you and to offer whatever your gift is to that effort.  When you say “yes” to that voice calling you to embrace your chosen cause, you end up finding tremendous support for your efforts.  Before you know it, your cause becomes the cause of others.  It is contagious."

-Carol Maurin

Outstanding Fundraising Professional

Michelle Schneider

Nominated by Cone Health Philanthropy and AuthoraCare Collective – Greensboro

“Philanthropy is the simple act of humankind sharing resources to make the world a better place. Our job as fundraising professionals is to connect people and organizations with resources to a need in our community in order to help them experience the joy of giving.”

-Michelle Schneider

Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy

Elizabeth (Betty) Cone

Nominated by The Carolina Theater of Greensboro, Arts Greensboro and Fellowship Hall

"I do not get up daily and think “How can I be philanthropic today?”    But, thinking back, I think being philanthropic becomes a way of life when one does try to be caring and giving for family and for community with time, talent and treasure."

-Betty Cone

View Betty's NPD video here

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