National Philanthropy Day (NPD) is a special day set aside to promote philanthropy and recognize individuals, organizations and businesses that are inspiring change through their significant impact on nonprofit organizations. Each day, generous benefactors and volunteers make a difference to people across a spectrum of nonprofit organizations from the arts to education to social services and everything in between.
The National Philanthropy Day Luncheon is our annual, signature event at which people representing businesses, nonprofits, philanthropists and volunteers come together to celebrate our vibrant philanthropic community.
All nonprofit organizations have the opportunity to participate in our Honoree process by recognizing donors, volunteers and special friends who have made a truly exceptional impact.
Register to attend as an individual or become a sponsor!
Date: November 8, 2018
Venue: Music Hall
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Award Winner Nominations
Do you know someone in the Greater Cincinnati area who shines especially bright for their philanthropic efforts? We are now accepting nominations for the following categories:
- Philanthropist of the Year
- Volunteer of the Year
- Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
- Emerging Leader in Philanthropy
We invite you to nominate your special donors and volunteers. Help us honor those who make Greater Cincinnati a stronger and thriving community through their philanthropy.
Awards will be presented during the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Music Hall in downtown Cincinnati.
The nomination deadline has passed.
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Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click the button to find out more information.
What’s it like to be a sponsor?
“The Fifth Third Foundation was a proud sponsor of the 2017 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon. It was gratifying to be in a room full of individuals who represent organizations that are also focused on helping to create vibrant communities through education, civic and community development, health and human services, arts and culture. We congratulate all of the honorees from the 2017 luncheon and we are looking forward to continue celebrating the AFP and their contributions to our region in the coming years.”
–Heidi Jark, Managing Director, Senior Vice President, Fifth Third Day Foundation
Award Winners… Recognizing Love Poured Out
Our Community Award Winners are local, every day people who do the extraordinary to help others. It’s their selfless giving that has spurred the birth and momentum of National Philanthropy Day. We are honored to be able to celebrate their acts of love. CLICK HERE to view past winners.
Honorees… Celebrating Our Supporters
As part of National Philanthropy Day (NPD), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) invites nonprofit organizations to recognize and celebrate individuals: donors, volunteers and special friends who support and further their missions.
How to Select Honorees:
During the NPD registration process, nonprofit organizations may submit the names of their Honorees – donors, volunteers and special friends. AFP requests that nonprofits submit only Honoree names of people that will be attending the luncheon. When guest names are entered, Honoree designations can be chosen. AFP will list Honoree names in the NPD program. Honoree names must be submitted to AFP by October 30, 2018 for inclusion in the program. If you need assistance in entering guest names or designating which ones are honorees, email us at Register@AFPCincinnati.org.
Nonprofit organizations are welcome and encouraged to bring other tokens of appreciation and thanks for their Honorees to present at their tables. This is a chance to express your thanks in a unique setting, no matter your budget. Even the always-appreciated handwritten notes are more meaningful on this special day.
Volunteers… Make It Happen
Are you interested in helping out on the day of the event? We are looking for volunteers to help with the set up, registration, be a greeter and tear down. Volunteers are compensated with a free lunch!