National Philanthropy Day 2016

National Philanthropy Day, or NPD, celebrates the charitable work that EVERYONE does to make a difference and create impact in their communities. Whether you’re a donor or a volunteer (or both!), young or old, no matter how much you give or what causes you support—what you do from the heart makes a difference! And you make a difference every day! Your generosity and commitment doesn’t take time off. NPD is recognized on Nov. 15, but we celebrate what you do throughout the year!

The NPD website will be highlighting the extraordinary work of donors and volunteers around the world every day. If you want us to recognize someone in your community, drop us a line at

We’ll be updating the site all the time with news about philanthropy, ways to give more effectively and profiles of unique and inspiring philanthropists—just like you! So come back often as we celebrate philanthropy and everything you have done to help change the world.

National Philanthropy Day Community Heroes

National Philanthropy Day celebrates that the fact that EVERYONE is a philanthropist. No matter who are you, we all have the time, talent and treasure to make a difference in our communities.

National Philanthropy Day Communities Heroes represent the spirit of philanthropy and reflect the great stories of generosity and selflessness that happen every day in the world. Read below to find out what real people are doing every day to help each other and our world. And if you know great stories of donors and volunteers in your community, email us at

2016 National Philanthropy Day® Finalists!

The public has voted, and we’ve selected 24 finalists for our 2016 National Philanthropy Day Honors. Six honorees from around the world, one from each category, will be selected by a group of judges later this summer. Each final honoree will then be recognized at a special ceremony in their local community in front of family, friends, colleagues and other supporters.

Nominations were received in the following categories: Philanthropist, Volunteer Fundraiser, Corporation, Foundation and CARTER Youth in Philanthropy (Individual and Group). You can learn a little more about each finalist by clicking on each link below and watching their video.

CARTER Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Group

  1. DKMS Student Ambassadors, River Vale, N.J.
  2. Isabelle and Katherine Adams, Dallas, Texas
  3. Tascosa High School FISH Club, Amarillo, Texas

CARTER Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Individual

  1. Eun Seo (Elly) Choi, Los Angeles, Calif.
  2. Archer S. Hadley, Austin, Texas
  3. Cameron Northern, Martinsville, Ind.
  4. William Scannell, IV, Anchorage, Alaska

Outstanding Corporation

  1. Alliant Energy Foundation, Madison, Wisc.
  2. Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, Calif.
  3. HomeAid San Diego/Brookfield Residential, San Diego, Calif.
  4. Nationwide Foundation, Columbus, Ohio

Outstanding Foundation

  1. Canada Helps, Toronto, Ontario
  2. The Rotary Foundation, Evanston, Ill.
  3. The Joanna Foundation, Sullivan’s Island, S.C.

Outstanding Philanthropist

  1. Dr. Sherif Abouelnaga, Cairo, Egypt
  2. Salah Bachir, Toronto, Ontario
  3. Rob Ohlson, Calgary, Alberta
  4. Alan Siegel and the Thompson Family, New York, N.Y.
  5. Milton Verret, Austin, Texas

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

  1. Ronnie and Toni Andrews, Coto de Caza, Calif.
  2. Lisa Fujimoto, Irvine, Calif.
  3. LeNetta Leger, Chandler, Ariz.
  4. Nicholas Price, Louisville, Ky.

Support The NPD Honors Award Program

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy-Canada appreciate your continued support of the 2015 National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) Honors Award Program, which celebrated the accomplishments of individuals and organizations working together to meet the needs of our communities and our society.

National Philanthropy Day 2015 Honors Award Program

Thank you for joining National Philanthropy Day Honorary Chair and 2012 Outstanding Philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, along with Maria Cuomo Cole and Geoff Canada, as AFP International Headquarters saluted the 2015 National Philanthropy Day Honorees on Nov. 12 in NYC:

Joan and Macon Brock, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Outstanding Philanthropist

Peter Ferrantelli, San Diego, California
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, Georgia
Outstanding Corporation

Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, Winter Park, Florida
Outstanding Foundation

Kinsey Morrison, Louisville, Kentucky
Bob Carter Companies Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Individual

Youth Making A Difference, Pratt, Kansas
Bob Carter Companies Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Group

November 15

The day we celebrate philanthropy:
giving, volunteering, and everything you do
to help change the world!