Friday, December 19, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Slettens, Held honored by philanthropy group

Slettens, Held honored by philanthropy group: "The Tribune offers tips of the hat to the Sletten family and Sletten Construction for generosity and philanthropy over the years, and to talented fundraiser Judy Held of Great Falls.

All were honored last month at a ceremony at the Crowne Plaza in Billings by the Montana chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. "



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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Los Alamos Student Ruby Selvage Named 2014 Outstanding Youth In Philanthropy | Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Student Ruby Selvage Named 2014 Outstanding Youth In Philanthropy | Los Alamos Daily Post: "Los Alamos High School freshman Ruby Selvage has been named the 2014 Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy from her middle school endeavors and involvement by the Association of Fundraising Professionals-New Mexico (AFP-NM) and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN).
AFP-NM recognizes the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations make in New Mexico to countless causes and missions. National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is observed internationally by more than 100 AFP chapters to highlight each community’s top donors, volunteers, foundations and other individuals and organizations involved with philanthropy."



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Monday, December 08, 2014

York student named Outstanding Philanthropic Youth of the Central Coast

York student named Outstanding Philanthropic Youth of the Central Coast: "York School senior Austin Eaton sits on a stump outside the school in Monterey on Wednesday. Eaton has been named Outstanding Philanthropic Youth for National Philanthropy Day for the Central Coast. David Royal - Monterey Herald "



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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Aris Melissaratos named 'Outstanding Philanthropist' by Association of Fundraising Professionals Maryland Chapter - Baltimore Business Journal

Aris Melissaratos named 'Outstanding Philanthropist' by Association of Fundraising Professionals Maryland Chapter - Baltimore Business Journal: "The Association of Fundraising Professionals Maryland Chapter named business leader and longtime Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Chair Aris Melissaratos as its 2014 Outstanding Philanthropist on Friday in a packed ballroom at the Marriott Waterfront."



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Monday, November 24, 2014

Area residents honored at local philanthropy banquet - News - Southwest Daily News - Sulphur, LA - Sulphur, LA

Area residents honored at local philanthropy banquet - News - Southwest Daily News - Sulphur, LA - Sulphur, LA: "NPD itself is observed on November 15, but on Thursday, November 20, the Association of Fundraising Professionals — Louisiana (AFP-La), Southwest Chapter held a National Philanthropy Day banquet in Lake Charles and honored area residents whose deeds or works reflect the spirit of NPD."



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Philanthropy to education pays big dividends - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Community Perspectives

Philanthropy to education pays big dividends - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Community Perspectives: "During November, we celebrate philanthropy in America and around the world. Here in Alaska, we celebrate those who give, volunteer and engage with the charitable sector to make a positive difference. The University of Alaska Foundation is proud to join other community organizations on Nov. 21 in honoring individuals and corporations for their contributions during the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ celebration of philanthropy at the Dena’ina Center. Among those being recognized are Icicle Seafoods, a company that generously supports programs on campuses across the state such as the UAF-based statewide Marine Advisory Program as well as scholarships and undergraduate research spanning the system, and the McManamin family who have given generously to provide scholarships for students wishing to become teachers"



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Thursday, November 20, 2014

KC region’s young philanthropist of the year helps sick children with pop tabs | fox4kc.com

KC region’s young philanthropist of the year helps sick children with pop tabs | fox4kc.com: "KANSAS CITY, Mo. – There was a big event Wednesday night at which the people in our region who raise money for all sorts of charities and not-for-profit organizations honored local champions in community service. And the Young Philanthropist of the Year of The Mid-America Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is this week’s Fox 4 Young Achiever — a little boy with a big heart for helping."



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Local 2 accepts philanthropic award for 'Outstanding Media' | News - Home

Local 2 accepts philanthropic award for 'Outstanding Media' | News - Home: "Wednesday was National Philanthropy Day and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Houston Chapter hosted one of the largest celebrations of philanthropy in the United States.

During the annual awards luncheon at the Hilton Americas in downtown Houston, Local 2 received an award for Outstanding Media."



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AFP Recognizes Outstanding Local Volunteers - Western Massachusetts Breaking News and First Warning Weather with WGGB.com ABC 40

AFP Recognizes Outstanding Local Volunteers - Western Massachusetts Breaking News and First Warning Weather with WGGB.com ABC 40: "National Philanthropy Day is celebrated every November  every year, to remember the importance of philanthropy. Keynote speaker was Andrew Watt, the national president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals."



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Association of Fundraising Professionals Houston awards National Philanthropy Day 2014 winners - Houston Business Journal

Association of Fundraising Professionals Houston awards National Philanthropy Day 2014 winners - Houston Business Journal: "The Houston chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals celebrated National Philanthropy Day — and the giving spirit of the Bayou City — at a luncheon Nov. 19 at the Hilton-Americas Hotel."



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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Mount Saint Mary College club receives Collegiate Philanthropy Award | NJ.com

Mount Saint Mary College club receives Collegiate Philanthropy Award | NJ.com: "n recognition of their commitment to a cancer cure, the Mount Saint Mary College chapter of Colleges Against Cancer club received the Collegiate Philanthropy Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter, on Nov. 14 – National Philanthropy Day.

Club members were presented the award at a ceremony at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel."



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National Philanthropy Day in Alaska, recognizing year-round contributions | Alaska Dispatch

National Philanthropy Day in Alaska, recognizing year-round contributions | Alaska Dispatch: "This month, Alaskans will join with 50,000 people from around the world to celebrate National Philanthropy Day. This is a special day in November, celebrated in the U.S. since 1986 when President Ronald Reagan proclaimed Nov. 15 as National Philanthropy Day. The day recognizes and pays tribute to the great contributions that those active in the philanthropic community have made to our lives, our communities and our world."



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Philanthropy in the Classroom | The Community FoundationPhilanthropy

Philanthropy in the Classroom | The Community FoundationPhilanthropy: "Each year the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Greater Atlanta Chapter goes into area classrooms to teach students about philanthropy – what it means and how they can be philanthropic. The Kiwanis Club of Atlanta is a sponsor of this effort and joins with the Association of Fundraising Professionals members to read a book and then create an art piece that reflects a child’s view of philanthropy."



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Neighbor Newspapers - National Philanthropy Day honors adults students

Neighbor Newspapers - National Philanthropy Day honors adults students: "The Association of Fundraising Professionals’ greater Atlanta chapter recently honored two longtime Atlanta leaders at its 32nd annual celebration of National Philanthropy Day, held at the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta. Retired Equifax CEO Thomas F. Chapman received the Philanthropist of the Year award and Alvin Sugarman, rabbi emeritus of The Temple, was honored as Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year. In addition, Junior League of Atlanta President Jennifer Bennecke took home the Philanthropic Leader of Tomorrow honor. The Teen Volunteers of the Year were Woodward Academy eighth-grader Samantha Rose Humphrey, Brookwood High School junior Ji “Jenny” Choi and Alpharetta High School junior Josh Seides, in order from first through third place. WSB-TV news anchors Jovita Moore and Justin Farmer emceed the event with "



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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

AFP Donates Tree To Mark Philanthropy Day - Bernews.com : Bernews.com

AFP Donates Tree To Mark Philanthropy Day - Bernews.com : Bernews.com: "AFP Bermuda marked National Philanthropy Day last week by honouring the Bank of Bermuda Foundation by donating a cedar tree in the Foundation’s honour here at Verdmont, one of the National Trust properties most affected by the recent storms.

Am AFP spokesperson said, “This will become an annual event, recognising a person or organization involved in philanthropy by planting a tree that can grow and flourish, just as philanthropy in Bermuda must continue to grow and flourish."



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13-year-old takes home philanthropy award | Dallas Morning News

13-year-old takes home philanthropy award | Dallas Morning News: "The group gave just one standing ovation. It was for the youngest award recipient.

Charlsie Doan, 13, received the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award on Friday at the 29th annual Awards Luncheon of the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals."



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Monday, November 17, 2014

Harper Government Celebrates National Philanthropy Day by Highlighting Tax Breaks for Charitable Donations

Harper Government Celebrates National Philanthropy Day by Highlighting Tax Breaks for Charitable Donations: "The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of National Revenue, today celebrated National Philanthropy Day by applauding the many Canadians across the country who choose to donate to charities and is encouraging them to take advantage of the tax credits available for eligible charitable donations.
Minister Findlay particularly highlighted the benefits of the first-time donor's super credit. The new temporary donor super credit provides an extra 25 percent federal credit on top of the original charitable donation tax credit. This means that eligible first-time donors can get a 40 percent federal credit for monetary donations of $200 or less, and a 54 percent federal credit for the portion of donations that are over $200 up to a maximum of $1,000. The donor super credit applies to donations made after March 20, 2013, and can only be claimed once between 2013 and 2017. This is in addition to the provincial credits available."



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National Philanthropy Day 2014: What is it and Where Did it Come From?

National Philanthropy Day 2014: What is it and Where Did it Come From?: "Thousands of people worldwide will come together to celebrate National Philanthropy Day, to put the word into action and recognise the changes that are being made to improve lives.

Organised by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) in 1986 in North America, the day is celebrated annually on 15 November in countries worldwide."



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National Philanthropy Day marked locally - Local - Cape Breton Post

National Philanthropy Day marked locally - Local - Cape Breton Post: "SYDNEY — The first national philanthropy day for the new Cape Breton chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals was spent subtly informing the public of the efforts of their members and the importance of giving."



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Philanthropy Day awards recognize lifetime of giving - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Richmond, Virginia News, Sports, Politics, Classifieds And Commentary

Philanthropy Day awards recognize lifetime of giving - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Richmond, Virginia News, Sports, Politics, Classifieds And Commentary: " national philanthropy award will go to Miles of Scarves, a local youth group that knits scarves to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals chose Miles of Scarves for its 2014 Bob Carter Companies Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Group award, which will be presented Saturday in Washington."



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National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day: "In addition to our video contest, AFP has its own Philanthropic Idols as well: the recipients of our National Philanthropy Day® awards! These amazing individuals and organizations are changing the world, and we are honored to recognize them this National Philanthropy Day®. Learn about our six awardees below in the following categories:

Philanthropist — Maureen Hackett (Houston, Tx.)
Volunteer Fundraiser — R. Doug Ziegler (West Bend, Wi.)
Corporation — ATCO (Calgary, Alberta)
Foundation — The A. Gary Anderson Family Foundation (Irvine, Ca.)
Youth in Philanthropy, Individual — Princeton Carter (New Orleans, La.)
Youth in Philanthropy, Group — Miles of Scarves (Henrico, Va.)
Special thanks to the Bob Carter Companies for sponsoring the Youth in Philanthropy awards.
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Project breaks new ground in understanding diversity in giving - The Globe and Mail

Project breaks new ground in understanding diversity in giving - The Globe and Mail: "Project breaks new ground in understanding diversity in giving

CONTENT FROM THE NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY FEATURE"



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5 Things You Didn’t Know About National Philanthropy Day® | Social Voice

5 Things You Didn’t Know About National Philanthropy Day® | Social Voice: "November 15th marks National Philanthropy Day®. Every year on this day, hundreds of communities across North America honour local donors and volunteers for their giving and charitable engagement. This year, I am honoured to be the volunteer Co-Chair of the 2014 National Philanthropy Day®. It has been such an inspiring experience to meet amazing philanthropists and learn more about the causes they are passionate about. Many annual activities and initiatives are planned to celebrate National Philanthropy Day® and National Philanthropy Week®. There’s the Generosity of Spirit Awards, which recognize some of the most inspiring individuals, groups, companies, families and youth philanthropists in our community. There’s a Generosity of Spirit Reception to announce the award winners and there’s a National Philanthropy Day Youth Forum as well as a Professionals Forum. On top of those events, here are 5 other facts you may not know about National Philanthropy Day:"



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Friday, November 14, 2014

National Philanthropy Day, Nov. 15, Celebrates Donors And Volunteers | SYS-CON MEDIA

National Philanthropy Day, Nov. 15, Celebrates Donors And Volunteers | SYS-CON MEDIA: "- As part of the celebration of National Philanthropy Day® on Nov. 15, the Association of Fundraising Professionals will recognize outstanding philanthropists—both professional and volunteer, individuals and corporations—whose efforts have significantly impacted their communities and the world."



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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

North Simcoe charities thank local philanthropists

North Simcoe charities thank local philanthropists: "National Philanthropy Day on Nov. 15 is a celebration of people who enhance and shape communities.

“Charitable organizations are cornerstones of a thriving community. Our donations to local charities have the ability to transform, and we are investing in the future of this region,” Catharine Bayles, a local philanthropist and vice-president of RBC Dominion Securities Inc., stated in a press release."



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Virginia Youth Group Earns International Youth Philanthropy Award - About AFP - AFP

Virginia Youth Group Earns International Youth Philanthropy Award - About AFP - AFP: "Virginia Youth Group Earns International Youth Philanthropy Award
(Arlington, VA) Miles of Scarves, a group of girls based in Henrico, Va., that knits scarves to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, has been named the 2014 Bob Carter Companies Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Group, by AFP."



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The AFP Blog: National Philanthropy Day

The AFP Blog: National Philanthropy Day: "There are so many inspirational words that we use during National Philanthropy Day: generosity, selflessness, dedication, leadership and charity, to name just a few. All are descriptive and accurate of what philanthropy is all about.

But there’s one term—one idea—that, for me, gets to the heart of why we celebrate National Philanthropy Day."



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Monday, November 10, 2014

Philanthropy improves lives of many - San Antonio Express-News

Philanthropy improves lives of many - San Antonio Express-News: "On Friday, more than 300 area fundraisers will gather at the Omni San Antonio Hotel to celebrate National Philanthropy Day at an awards luncheon honoring individuals and organizations that transform our community through philanthropy.

It is a special day. And a very special event."



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Thursday, November 06, 2014

Organizers prep to honor local volunteers for National Philanthropy Day - The Orange County Register

Organizers prep to honor local volunteers for National Philanthropy Day - The Orange County Register: "Victoria Collins, 2014 National Philanthropy Day Honorary Chairwoman and 2013 Outstanding Philanthropist, recently announced that a Nov. 20 reception at Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center will honor Orange County’s outstanding philanthropists."



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Wednesday's letters: Philanthropy powers progress in bay area | Tampa Bay Times

Wednesday's letters: Philanthropy powers progress in bay area | Tampa Bay Times: "This is good news in Tampa Bay, where a strong tradition of charitable giving is worth celebrating. The Association of Fundraising Professionals' National Philanthropy Day — celebrated locally on Nov. 12 — recognizes the generosity of local philanthropists and volunteers whose contributions have made life better for all of us.

Our chapter, comprising 230 professional fundraisers, gathers annually to honor the philanthropy of individuals with records of exceptional giving; businesses and corporations; charitable service organizations; and the volunteers who work for charities."



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