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Local AFP chapter celebrates Philanthropy in the Upstate
November 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
On Thursday, November 14, 2019, the South Carolina Piedmont Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) will celebrate National Philanthropy Day. National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is the special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and those people active in the philanthropic community – have made to our lives, our communities and our world.
National Philanthropy Day® is both an official day and a grassroots movement. Every year, since 1986 when President Ronald Reagan first proclaimed November 15th as National Philanthropy Day®, communities across the globe have celebrated by hosting events to recognize activities of donors, volunteers, foundations, leaders, corporations, and others engaged in philanthropy.
At this year’s National Philanthropy Day Luncheon, over 300 people will come together to celebrate the Upstate honorees. The AFP Piedmont Chapter is recognizing AFL as the Corporate Philanthropist of the Year; The Spinks Family as the Individual Philanthropist of the Year; Martha Chapman as the Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year; and Rob & Katie Howell as the Young Philanthropists of the Year for their contributions and commitment to philanthropy in the Upstate. In addition, each AFP member organization will recognize their organization’s honorees in each category.
AFP is the professional association of individuals and organizations that generate philanthropic support for a wide variety of charitable institutions. Founded in 1960, AFP advances philanthropy through its 33,000 members in more than 244 chapters throughout the world. AFP’s individual and organizational members raise over $115 billion annually, equivalent to one-third of all charitable giving in North America, and millions more around the world.
AFP SC Piedmont Chapter is grateful to all those philanthropists in the Upstate who devote their resources and time to advance the efforts of various non-profit organizations. The Upstate is better because of their leadership and commitment to philanthropy.
To learn more about AFP SC, Piedmont Chapter, please visit community.afpnet.org/afpscpiedmontchapter/home or call 864-293-9005.