NPD 2024 | Tuesday, November 26, 2024 | Hilton Columbus Downtown

Since 1992, members and the Board of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) have publicly recognized local philanthropic leaders and celebrated their impact in our community through National Philanthropy Day® (NPD).

This day of recognition of personal and corporate impact is the highlight of our chapter’s witness to the broader community.  It celebrates the unique partnership of donor and fundraiser. The National Philanthropy Day® celebration has become the highly anticipated ‘event to attend’ in Columbus during November, the traditional month of giving thanks, and is one of the largest in the nation.

This year, as in years past, we look forward to having the distinct honor of paying tribute to those who change our community—and our world—through their philanthropy.

A special note about the Leave a Legacy award:  This award is selected by the Charitable Gift Planners of Central Ohio and is presented at the National Philanthropy Day® celebration.  The annual nominations process is conducted by CGPCO who can be contacted for details.

2024 Honorees

This year the Nomination Committee received many motivational nominations of individuals and organizations who have made a truly exceptional impact. AFP Central Ohio will present nine awards as a part of the National Philanthropy Day luncheon on Tuesday, November 26, 2024 at the Hilton Downtown Columbus and celebrate their key roles in meeting our communities’ needs.

The following are the 2024 Honorees, who will receive their awards on November 26, 2024:

Big Lots! Outstanding Youth in PhilanthropyChase & Connor Duffy

The Charitable Gift Planners of Central Ohio (CGPCO) the Leave a Legacy: Hope and Tom Ashby

The Columbus Foundation Outstanding Philanthropist: Lynn Greer

Outstanding Foundation: The LeFevre Foundation

Outstanding Large CorporationThe Huntington National Bank

Outstanding Professional Fundraiser: Mayme Norman

Outstanding Small CorporationDanis

Outstanding Volunteer FundraiserMary Ann Krauss 

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraising GroupWomen Giving Together

If you have questions about eligibility, criteria, or the process. We are here to assist you! You can email the nominations committee here.

The 2023 National Philanthropy
Day Honorees

Back Row – Chris Baker (2023 AFP Central Ohio Chapter President), David Precise (2023 National Philanthropy Day Chair), Thomas Feeney (Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser), Mark Mangia, CFRE (2023 Charitable Gift Planners of Central Ohio President), Colby Falconer (2023 AFP Central Ohio VP for Communications)

Front Row – Lindsay Miller, Kitchen Kapers (Outstanding Fundraising Group), Kristen Rost, Nationwide Foundation (Outstanding Large Corporation), Shirley Brooks-Jones (Charitable Gift Planners of Central Ohio – Leave a Legacy), Kara Trott (The Columbus Foundation Outstanding Philanthropist), Kerri L. Mollard (Outstanding Professional Fundraiser)

National Philanthropy Day Award Winners

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