2019 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.

Registration at 11:00am; Program at 11:30am

Register to attend as an individual or become a sponsor!

(Nominations for the awards are now closed.)

Event Details


Early Registration Fee thru October 15, 2019  Individual Ticket: $65 each

Late Registration Fee thru October 30, 2019 Individual Ticket: $75 each



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.

2018 Winners:

  • Philanthropist of the Year: Dr. Neal H. Mayerson and Dr. Donna Mayerson, The Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation
  • Volunteer of the Year: John Mongelluzzo, Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
  • Outstanding Youth of the Year: Finnegan McCarthy
  • Emerging Leader in Philanthropy: Rosa Nemec, GE Aviation
  • Innovator of the Year: bi3 / Jill Miller, President of Bethesda, Inc.

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

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 15, 2019 for inclusion in the program.

If you need assistance in entering guest names or designating which ones are honorees, email us at Admin@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!

For questions or more information, contact:
Bethany Doverspike, NPD Chair, at Bethany.Doverspike@cincyplay.com
Elise Hyder, NPD Co-Chair, at EHyder@beechacres.org
Admin Team at Admin@AFPCincinnati.org