Wilmington, NC – The Cape Fear Chapter of the Association for Fundraising Professionals hosted the 2019 National Philanthropy Day Awards Breakfast on Wednesday, November 13th at the Hotel Ballast. This event honored local businesses, organizations, and individuals who have made an impact in the community through their philanthropic efforts.
Nominees and Recipients for this year’s awards include:
Philanthropist of the Year: Ann Campbell-Morin
RECIPIENT: Ann Campbell-Morin
Outstanding Fundraising Executive: Karin Cox from the Hartsook Companies, Logan Thompson from Welcome Home Ange
RECIPIENT: Logan Thompson
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Kimberly Exum, Mary Galligan, Jennifer Pate, Alan Perry, Clark Shay, Alexis Smith
RECIPIENT: Alan Perry
Outstanding Student in Philanthropy: Amiya and Amari Libingi, Kali Mailhout, Abby Rioux
RECIPIENT: Amiya and Amari Libingi
Outstanding Philanthropic Organization: Cape Fear Garden Club, H&S Management, Landfall Foundation, South State Bank, United Way of the Cape Fear Area, Village of Woodsong, Women’s Impact Network
RECIPIENT: H&S Management
Outstanding Fundraising Board of Directors: Cape Fear Literacy Council,
Coastal Land Trust, Communities in Schools Brunswick County
RECIPIENT: Cape Fear Literacy Council
Sponsors for the event include: Presenting Sponsor The New Hanover County Community Foundation, Gold Sponsor Pathfinder Wealth Management, WHQR Public Media, and the Wilmington Business Journal. The New Hanover County Community Foundation also provided $500 awards for the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, Philanthropist of the Year, Student in Philanthropy, and Outstanding Fundraising Executive to award to their favorite charities.
ABOUT ASSOCIATION OF FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONALS FOR CAPE FEAR: The Cape Fear Region Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals was established in 2007 to serve New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, Onslow, Bladen, Columbus, and Duplin Counties. Their mission is to support and strengthen the nonprofit community by providing professional development opportunities for effective and ethical fundraising practices.
ABOUT NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY: Philanthropy is “the love of humankind,” and National Philanthropy Day® (NPD)—November 15—is the day that thousands of people around the world come together to both (1) put that word into action and (2) recognize the change that word has brought to our communities.
NPD is a celebration of philanthropy—giving, volunteering and charitable engagement—that highlights the accomplishments, large and small, that philanthropy—and all those involved in the philanthropic process—makes to our society 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.
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