National Philanthropy Day Nominations 2019

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Call for Nominations!

2019 National Philanthropy Day

Applications due August 15, 2019!

In the world of philanthropy, thanking donors is one of the most important things we do.  This is your chance to publicly thank that amazing donor that rises above the rest.

You want to make your donors feel special and so does AFP.  Take time to nominate your favorite donors for the following categories of outstanding work:

Individual Philanthropist

Volunteer Fundraiser

Philanthropic Organization (large and small categories)

Fundraising Professional

Philanthropic Youth

Check out LinkedIn and Facebook for bio information, or send an email or two to another nonprofit asking if they’d like to buddy up on the nomination.  Group nominations are especially inspiring to the selection committee!

Now is the time. Start thanking  your donor today. Click here for the nomination form.

Nominations must be received via regular mail, email, or submitted online, no later than August 1, 2019. A list of previous honorees may be found on the website.

One recipient will be selected per category from among Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, and Washington counties, the area of focus for AFP Eastern Iowa.

Please mark your calendar for

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

11:30 AM

National Philanthropy Day

Honors Luncheon at the Cedar Rapids Marriott Hotel.

Formal invitations to National Philanthropy Day will be mailed in the fall.  If you have any questions, or would like more info on event sponsorship or tables, please contact Leslie Elam at

AFP Philanthropy Day Awards Descriptions

Past AFP Philanthropy Day Recipients

Click the button below to fill out an online form and submit a nomination.


If you prefer to download, print and submit a paper form, use the button below.