Save the Date! National Philanthropy Day
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

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.

2021 National Philanthropy Day Honorees

Monica DayOutstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Zerqa AbidThe Columbus Foundation Outstanding Philanthropist
The John and Mary Alford FoundationOutstanding Foundation
Westerville Otterbein Women’s ClubOutstanding Volunteer Fundraising Group
HexionOutstanding Small Business
CoverMyMedsOutstanding Large Corporation
Dana LawrenceOutstanding Fundraising Professional
Zoe and Jack JohnstoneCharitable Gift Planners of Central Ohio Leave a Legacy Award

NPD Sponsorship Opportunities

We are proud of the philanthropy happening in our community and invite you to become a National Philanthropy Day 2021 sponsor. This year we have added new features to our virtual celebration that will spotlight your business and offer high visibility. By sponsoring this event, you will help AFP Central Ohio highlight the wonderful kindness, generosity, and inspiring actions of others.