National Philanthropy Day®

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For the past 24 years, members and the Board of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) have publicly recognized local philanthropic leaders.  Our chapter joins 150 other chapters throughout the country celebrating GIVING at a National Philanthropy Day (NPD) ® event.

This day of recognition of personal and corporate giving is the highlight of our chapter’s witness to the broader community.  It celebrates the unique partnership of donor and fundraiser.  At the core of this partnership are the high ethical standards held by all AFP members as they work in tandem with donors to determine specific needs, focus on the impact of philanthropic gifts, and together watch those gifts make dreams become realities for the betterment of our greater Columbus community. 

NPD has become the highly anticipated ‘event to attend’ in Columbus during November, the traditional month of giving thanks.

This year, as in years past, we have the distinct honor of paying tribute to those who change our community, and our world, though their philanthropy.

 

Congratulations to the following 2017Award Honorees:

 

Outstanding Philanthropist                         

Al and Barbara Siemer, for their focused and passionate vision, commitment, motivation and leadership while providing funding, in addition to personal hands-on effort, to countless organizations that affect continuing and long-term benefits for societal, education and cultural community needs, profoundly impacting thousands of families across the United States, thus fulfilling their dream of ‘stabilizing a million children during their lifetime.’           

 

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser             

The Reverend Monsignor Joseph M. Hendricks, for his ‘above and beyond’ service and commitment to forward nonprofit organizations in his hometown of Columbus; lending his business acumen, personal leadership, and unique ability to mobilize staggering numbers of volunteers to fundraise for meaningful projects serving the poor and less fortunate.

 

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraising Group

BuckeyeThon, for their inspirational leadership while motivating the largest student philanthropy on The Ohio State University campus, sustaining the 5-year goal of raising over $1 million annually for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, thus actualizing that Every Kid Deserves to be a Buckeye!

 

Outstanding Foundation 

The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation, for focusing on unique fundraising programs that partner with and financially support Fighting Pediatric Cancer, Education, Youth Hockey and Playing Safely by engaging with corporate partners, fans and local non-profits.

 

Outstanding Large Corporation 

Abercrombie & Fitch Co., for enriching the lives of children and teens through health and wellness philanthropic initiatives. A&F Co. provides critical support through robust partnerships with local and global organizations including SeriousFun Children’s Network, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and Operation Warm.

 

Outstanding Small Corporation 

Compton Construction, for their commitment to social enterprise, passion for organizations supporting women and girls and the creation of solid community partnerships with causes that include the company as well as employees’ time, talent and treasure.

 

Big Lots Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy 

Meagan Warren, Books for Bedtime, for her aspiring fundraising prowess in raising funds, collecting and distributing books for children in need, thus fulfilling her dream of sharing her love of reading and ‘getting books into the hands of children who need/deserve them.’  A truly remarkable show of empathy and effort by this 8th grader!

 

Outstanding Professional Fundraiser 

Marilyn Frank, for her tireless commitment, engagement, leadership and service to the Association of Fundraising Professionals Central Ohio Chapter, as well as her decade-plus position as Executive of Creative Living, which has flourished under her leadership. Creative Living provides residents of two low-income housing units with a supportive sense of community through a shared commitment to build a self-sufficient, productive life that fulfills each individual.

 

Leave a Legacy, presented by Charitable Gift Planners of Central Ohio (CGPCO)          

J.W. “Bill” Straker, an empathetic WWII, United States Army Air Corps veteran for his legacy gift which will provide a unique complex situated on the newly-named Straker Lake at The Wilds in Cumberland, OH, initiating a retreat-style program aimed at helping high-risk veterans through classes, group work and recreational activities, hopefully bridging a reconnection with the peace they lost through their courageous military service.

 

Mark your calendar to celebrate these Honorees as the Central Ohio AFP Chapter hosts its 25th National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from Noon to 1:30 p.m. at Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel.  Special Note:  This event has SOLD OUT the past three years; we encourage you to make your reservations early! 

 

Sponsorships Are Now Available

 

  

Previous Award Recipients

Outstanding Philanthropist 
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraising Group 
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser 
Outstanding Foundation 
Outstanding Large Corporation 
Outstanding Small Corporation 
Judges Award 
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy 
Outstanding Professional Fundraiser 
Leave A Legacy Award
Presented by the association of Charitable Gift Planners, Central Ohio Chapter
 

National Philanthropy Day Committee Chair

Stephanie Christie

Director of Development - CompDrug

547 E. 11th Avenue
Columbus OH 43211


614-224-4506
schristie@youthtoyouth.net

National Philanthropy Day Nominations Committee Chair

Mayme Norman

Director of Philanthropy, Annual Giving - Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

9990 Riverside Drive
Powell, Ohio 43065


614-724-3686
mayme.norman@columbuszoo.org

Sponsorship Chair

Erich Hunker

Assistant Head of School - Columbus Academy

4300 Cherry Bottom Road
Gahanna, Ohio 43230


614-475-2311
hunker@columbusacademy.org

National Philanthropy Day Committee Chair-Elect

Cody Vermillion

Development Manager - OhioHealth Foundation

180 East Broad Street, Floor 31
Columbus OH 43215


614-544-4515
cody.vermillion@ohiohealth.com

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