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2017 Nominations OPEN; National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

Posted By Tasha L. Cooper, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Monday, May 15, 2017





Sarah Cortell Vandersypen, CFRE 
Vice President of Communications 
(440) 832-1261,



2017 Nominations OPEN; National Philanthropy Day Luncheon 
The Greater Baton Rouge Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals 
celebrates the generous spirit of giving in our community. 


The Greater Baton Rouge Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals hosts an annual event to celebrate the generous spirit of philanthropists and volunteers in our community. We invite you to join us in recognizing the outstanding people in our community that contribute to true change by nominating individuals, foundations, and corporation for their work. Winners will be honored at the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon at Renaissance Baton Rouge on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

The 2017 AFP Award Categories: 

Outstanding Leadership in Corporate Philanthropy Award goes to a business or corporation that demonstrates outstanding long-term financial support of one or more charitable causes. In addition, they may also offer consistent employee volunteer service to one or more non-profit organizations, and serve as an example of commitment to philanthropy. 

Outstanding Philanthropist Award goes to an individual who demonstrates outstanding civic responsibility through financial support with personal contributions or through family foundation or donor-advised funds. A nominee must have a proven record of exceptional generosity over a number of years and have actively solicited and encouraged other individuals, companies, or foundations to follow their example.  

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award goes to an individual who demonstrates exceptional leadership skills in coordinating groups of volunteers for one or more major fundraising projects. In addition, there is evidence of an obvious commitment to the advancement of philanthropy in general.  

Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation Award goes to a Foundation that demonstrates outstanding financial support over a period of time to one or more charitable causes. This Foundation sets an example for others to follow.  

Outstanding Philanthropic Service Organization Award goes to a non-profit organization that demonstrates ongoing significant financial support and volunteer involvement in one or more charitable causes over a period of time.  

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award goes to either an individual or a group of young people, age 21 and under, who show a genuine commitment to service and financial support of a charitable cause or causes over a period of time. 


Outstanding Professional Fundraiser Award goes to an outstanding member of the AFP Greater Baton Rouge Chapter who consistently practices his/her profession in an exemplary manner. Only current AFP members may be nominated. Current NPD Chairperson or members of the Award Selection Committee are not eligible for nomination. 

Baton Rouge Legacy Award goes to an individual, couple, or family who has made a significant impact on Baton Rouge organizations through a charitable planned gift. Based on the selection committee’s preference, more than one award may be awarded in this category a year. 
Spirit of Giving Lifetime Achievement Award goes to an individual whose exceptional leadership in philanthropy, extraordinary civic responsibility, and overall generosity has a measurable impact in our community. The nominee of this award may be living or recently deceased. The narrative should outline the nominee’s lifetime of philanthropic accomplishments. This is a special award and the judges may choose not to present this award every year. 

The deadline for nominations is June 6, 2017. Find more information and the nomination packet at  


About Association of Fundraising Professionals: Since 1960, AFP has inspired global change and supported efforts that generated over $1 trillion. AFP’s nearly 34,000 individual and organizational members raise over $115 billion annually, equivalent to one-third of all charitable giving in North America and millions more around the world. For more information or to join the world's largest association of fundraising professionals, visit  

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