National Philanthropy Day®, Nov. 15, celebrates the idea that everyone can be a philanthropist—young to old, individuals to organizations—and that our contributions are wonderfully unique, but all extraordinary.
To celebrate National Philanthropy Day® this year, we’re asking you to tell us: Who is Your Philanthropic Idol. Submit a short video talking about your idol, and you could win $500 for your favorite charity. To learn more and submit a video, click on the “Submit Your Video” link above OR scroll down the page.
In addition to our video contest, AFP has its own Philanthropic Idols as well: the finalists in our National Philanthropy Day® awards program. These amazing individuals and organizations are changing the world. Learn about our 16 finalists below in the following categories (and come back later to see which of these finalists will be recognized at our National Philanthropy Day® event on Nov. 15):
Checked out our National Philanthropy Day® finalists? You’ve seen OUR philanthropic idols and inspirations. Now tell us who is yours!
Submit a short video—a selfie—no longer than a minute telling us who—or what—your philanthropic idol is, and why! It can be anyone: a family member, friend, acquaintance or even someone you’ve never met before, but has always inspired you. Or maybe it was an organization or company, or perhaps a situation, a story, a movie, a poem—something that moved you to action.
The five most popular videos (determined by overall votes) will win $500 to the charity of their choice donated in their name. AFP will pick a “staff’s choice” winner for an additional $500 donation.
Submissions are being accepted now—just upload your video and give us your name, contact email or Twitter handle, the name of your idol/inspiration, and one sentence about why your philanthropic idol is the BEST.
The deadline to submit is October 7, so submit today! Voting will begin October 10.
We’ll compile the top five and announce them on Nov. 15, National Philanthropy Day®!
NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY®
The day we celebrate philanthropy:
giving, volunteering, and everything you do
to help change the world!