AFP Greater Madison is proud to present the 35th Annual National Philanthropy Day
Thank you to all who joined the event as we honored the 2022 nominees in their philanthropic endeavors.
Outstanding Individual Philanthropist
John and Jo Ellen McKenzie
Presented to an individual or couple with a proven record of exceptional generosity; who has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility; and whose generosity encourages others to take leadership roles in philanthropic activities.
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Londa J. Dewey
Presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional skills in coordinating and motivating groups of volunteers for one or more major fundraising projects for the benefit of a charitable institution while advancing philanthropy.
Outstanding Large Business
Springs Window Fashions
Presented to a larger business/corporation (100+ employees) that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support and encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement.
Outstanding Small Business
Presented to a small business/corporation (less than 100 employees) that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support and encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement.
Outstanding Philanthropic Organization
Big Dreamers United
Presented to an organization that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support and encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles in philanthropy and national, international and/or community involvement.
Outstanding Fundraising Professional
Presented to an outstanding individual fundraising professional who practices his/her profession in an exemplary manner, has a commitment to advancing the profession and to continuing personal professional development. Nominees must have three or more years of professional experience.
Outstanding Grassroots Fundraiser
Presented to a person or organization who has a real stake in the social, political, and economic transformation of our community and has mobilized a number of community members to impact a particular issue, by increasing awareness of that issue and financial support to tackle it.
Outstanding Achievement in Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Presented to a person or organization who has made a significant impact on the learning, unlearning, and transformation of our Greater Madison community in the area of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
Presented to an individual, family, or couple with a minimum of 20 years of philanthropic involvement with a proven record of exceptional generosity; who has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility; and whose generosity encourages others to take leadership roles in philanthropic activities.
What Is National Philanthropy Day?
National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside on the fifteenth of November. The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—to the enrichment of our world.
NPD was originally conceived of and organized by Douglas Freeman in the 1980s, and the first official events held in 1986 after President Reagan signed the official NPD proclamation. The day provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. NPD celebrates the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions.
How does AFP Greater Madison celebrate National Philanthropy Day?
Each year, we gather (in-person or virtually) to celebrate philanthropy in our local community. It is a chance to celebrate today the impact that philanthropy has on us all as a community. Nominations are received and a panel of judges (individuals from the community) select the annual honorees.
The 35th Annual National Philanthropy Day, hosted by AFP Greater Madison, will take place on November 10, 2022, and will honor the people and organizations whose philanthropic efforts make our community a wonderful place to live.
AFP Greater Madison National Philanthropy Day
Thursday, November 10
11:30 Registration (Tickets must be purchased in advance)
12:00 Program Begins
12:10 Lunch served
1:30 Program Concludes
Guests are invited to join the celebration in person at Overture Center on November 10th. Tables are rounds of 8 people. If you are registering more than eight guests, please know that we will accommodate you as best as possible with a nearby table or adding an extra seat.
Tickets: $85 per person
Helpful tip: before registering, find out if you guest prefers a vegetarian meal for their lunch.
If you have any issues making payment through our registration system, please contact Jen at 608-421-3597.
Keep in touch!
We are already planning for the big event. Use this sign-up form to stay in touch about the event. We will be sure to let you know about registration options and other opportunities to engage with National Philanthropy Day through this list.
Since 1987, AFP Greater Madison has recognized great philanthropy of people and organizations in the greater Madison area. View our complete list of past winners from 1987-2021.
Thank you for your interest in AFP Greater Madison and celebrating philanthropy within our community.
What a philanthropic community we are living in! The National Philanthropy Day celebration has grown significantly over the years.
We invite you to become a part of this celebration and show your support of local philanthropy through one of our sponsorship opportunities. To become a sponsor, simply let us know you are in and we will begin including you in upcoming marketing opportunities! Check out all the opportunities here.
Please reach out for more information on partnering with AFP Greater Madison and showing your commitment to ethical fundraising and philanthropy in our community.
"November 3, 2017 will always be an incredible memory for me. To be recognized by my peers at our National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon was truly an honor."