2020 National Philanthropy Day

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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.

Nominations are NOW CLOSED
Come back soon to register!

Event Details

  • Date: November 5, 2020
  • Time: Noon
  • Location: Virtual Program


What’s it like to be a sponsor?

“The Fifth Third Foundation is proud to announce our 3rd year as presenting sponsor for the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals at Cincinnati’s historic Music Hall.  For generations philanthropy in Cincinnati has provided much needed support for organizations across our region.  This year we are excited to join AFP in celebrating the shared impact of all organizations who are working so diligently to make communities in Cincinnati better places to live, work and raise families!”

–Heidi Jark, Managing Director, Senior Vice President, Fifth Third Foundation

Honorary Chair

Barbara A. Turner, CRCP,
President and COO, Ohio National Financial Services

We are excited to announce Barbara Turner as the 2020 National Philanthropy Day Honorary Chair this year! Barbara has a huge heart for serving others and has made a significant impact in our community. A native of Cincinnati and a UC Bearcat alumna, Barbara was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Ohio National Financial Services in November 2018. She is the eleventh president and first woman and person of color to hold this position at ONFS since its founding in 1909.

Barbara’s leadership has inspired others to step up and make a difference. She currently or has recently served on the boards of Advocates for Youth Education, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati State Technical & Community College, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Cincinnati Women’s Executive Forum, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, LL Global, Inc., United Way of Greater Cincinnati, and Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. Barbara is also a member of the Cincinnati Regional Business Committee; Executive Leadership Council; and was the 2019 Campaign Chair for American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Great Rivers Affiliate/Go Red for Women campaign exceeding the fundraising goal of $1 million.

She has a special interest in mentoring at-risk teenage girls and single moms and helping women and children achieve self-sufficiency and financial independence. Barbara launched the Ohio National Women’s Network (OWN) in 2016 and has formerly mentored or sponsored countless associates since joining ONFS. Barbara attributes her success to her faith, family, work ethic and strong support network.

Barbara’s life is a testament to our theme this year, Making A Difference Together. We are thrilled to welcome Barbara Turner as our 2020 Honorary Chair!

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.

2019 Winners:

  • Philanthropist of the Year: Digi Schueler
  • Volunteer of the Year: Craig Young
  • Outstanding Youth of the Year: Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates
  • Outstanding Foundation/Corporation: The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation

To see more information on each award winner, CLICK HERE.

Honored Guests… 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 Honored Guests: During the NPD registration process, nonprofit organizations may submit the names of their Honored Guests – donors, volunteers and special friends. AFP requests that nonprofits submit only Honored Guest names of people that will be attending the luncheon. When guest names are entered, Honored Guest designations can be chosen. AFP will list Honored Guest names in the NPD program. Honored Guest names must be submitted to AFP by October 13, 2020 for inclusion in the program.

If you need assistance in entering guest names or designating which ones are Honored Guests, email us at Admin@AFPCincinnati.org. Nonprofit organizations are welcome and encouraged to bring other tokens of appreciation and thanks for their Honored Guests 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! 

For questions or more information, contact:
Elise Hyder, NPD Chair, at EHyder@BeechAcres.org
Lauren Frooman, NPD Co-Chair, at lauren.frooman@cincyart.org
Admin Team at Admin@AFPCincinnati.org