National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day is both an official calendar day and a grassroots movement to celebrate charitable activities.

PAAR Cares Foundation received the Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation Award in 2018.
PAAR Cares Foundation received the Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation Award in 2018.

National Philanthropy Day is both an official calendar day and a grassroots movement to celebrate charitable activities. Each year since 1986, when President Reagan first proclaimed November 15 as National Philanthropy Day, communities across the country have hosted events to recognize the activities of donors, volunteers, foundations, leaders, corporations and others engaged in philanthropic causes.

The Central Illinois Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals leads this charge in central Illinois, honoring individuals and organizations whose support contributes significantly to the success of the nonprofit agencies and institutions they serve. “The National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon celebrates the generosity and dedication found within central Illinois,” explains National Philanthropy Day Chair Priscilla Slaughter. “Their giving of time, talent and treasure enriches our community and enables it to flourish.” 

The following individuals and organizations will be honored on Wednesday, November 13 at the 36th annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon at the Par-A-Dice Hotel:

  • Outstanding Philanthropists: Sharon and John Amdall
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation: Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation: Barton Family Foundation
  • Lewis J. Burger Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Kathy Schaeffer
  • Dennis A. Steele Outstanding Philanthropic Organization: Midwest Food Bank – Peoria
  • Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy – Ages 5-17: Students of St. Philomena School
  • Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy – Ages 18-23: Shruti Pattekar
  • Ian T. Sturrock Outstanding Fundraising Executive: Kimberly Scheirer, CFRE
  • Giving Heart: Corey Campbell

For tickets, visit 309tix.com. To learn more about the local AFP chapter, visit afpcentralillinois.org. PM

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