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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.

NPD Sponsorship Opportunities

AFP Central Ohio is proud of the philanthropy happening in our community and invite you to join us in celebrating our community’s generosity through the National Philanthropy Day! This year we are back in person, offering partner benefits intended to spotlight your business and offer high visibility. Your support will help highlight the wonderful kindness, generosity, and inspiring actions of others.  Proceeds support the vision of AFP Central Ohio, to strengthen the nonprofit community by advancing donor-centered philanthropy.

2022 Honorees

Dan DeLawder
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Dr. Gay Su Pinnell
The Columbus Foundation Outstanding Philanthropist

The Barbara and Bill Bonner Family Foundation
Outstanding Foundation

Athens Community Leadership Council
Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraising Group

Outstanding Small Corporation

Columbia Gas of Ohio
Outstanding Large Corporation

Emily Campbell, MBA, CFRE
Outstanding Fundraising Professional

Santino Carnevale
Big Lots! Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

Rohini Desai Mulchandani, PhD
The Charitable Gift Planners of Central Ohio Leave a Legacy

Make a Tribute

Continue celebrating National Philanthropy Day and philanthropy year round with a unique way to recognize the NPD honorees and others who are making a difference in our nonprofit community every day. This year, YOU can celebrate the dedication of those front-line workers, volunteers, colleagues, and others by making a tribute.