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 Program 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 Friends of Philanthropy process by recognizing donors, volunteers and special friends who have made a truly exceptional impact.

2022 NPD Digital Program


Non-Profit Luncheon Ticket $100
Standard Luncheon Ticket  $150

2022 NPD Registration

Event Details

  • Date:
    November 17, 2022
  • Registration & Networking:
    11 to 11:30AM
    Program Time:
    11:30AM to 1PM
  • Location:
    Music Hall
    1241 Elm St
    Cincinnati, OH

2022 Honorary Chair

Heidi Jark

Senior Vice President | Managing Director
The Foundation Office at Fifth Third Bank 


2022 Master of Ceremony

Ashley Kirklen

WLWT 5 News



Is your organization interested in partnering with National Philanthropy Day as an official sponsor: Click Here for more information.

What’s it like to be a sponsor?

“The Fifth Third Foundation is proud to announce our 11th year as presenting sponsor for the National Philanthropy Day hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Even though we’re not together in person this year, our virtual event continues to celebrate those we honor today, share the spirit of philanthropy, and inspire us to strive for a better community for all. During this past year, and particularly the last six months, the philanthropic community has risen to the multitude of challenges presented by the pandemic. We are so honored to join AFP in celebrating the shared impact of all organizations who are working so diligently every day to make communities in Cincinnati better places for all to live, work, and thrive.”

–Heidi Jark, Managing Director, Senior Vice President, Fifth Third 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. Review a full list of our past award winners here.

Submit your nominations for Philanthropist of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Outstanding Foundation or Corporation in Philanthropy, and Lifetime Achievement in Fundraising!  The nomination cycle for this year’s event has been completed. 

Friends of Philanthropy… 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 Friends of Philanthropy: During the NPD registration process, nonprofit organizations may submit the names of their Friends of Philanthropy – donors, volunteers and special friends. AFP requests that nonprofits submit only Friends of Philanthropy names of people that will be attending the in-person event. When guest names are sent, Friends of Philanthropy designations can be noted at that time.

If you need assistance in submitting guest names or designating which ones are Friends of Philanthropy, email us at

For questions or more information, contact:
Spencer Mapes, NPD Chair, at
Admin Team at