National Philanthropy Day 2017
National Philanthropy Day®, nationally recognized each year in November, acknowledges the entire spectrum of services provided by the nonprofit community and recognizes the profound impact that philanthropy has on the fabric of society. And, each year AFP honors individuals and groups who, through their hard work and dedication, have enhanced philanthropy, their communities and the world.
Thank you to all who took the time to nominate a deserving person for a Gift of the Heart. The luncheon was held Thursday, November 9 and recognized the full list of honorees below. Winners of each category received $250 to donate to their favorite charity, in honor of their award, thanks to our sponsor, Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.
Special thanks to our guest program speakers! Emcee Steve Carignan- Executive Director of Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center and special keynote Abby Turpin- KWWL Anchor.
Gift of the Heart: Philanthropy: Bill Bradford, Judy Finkelstein, *Karol Rae Hoth, Cathy Young
Gift of the Heart: Legacy: *Jean Seeland, Don Sullivan
Gift of the Heart: Governance: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa, Friends of the Family, *House of Hope
Gift of the Heart: Community Partnerships: *Allen College Engagement & Salvation Army Partnership Free Medical Clinic,
John Deere & Cedar Valley Preschool and Child Care Center, Sartori Festival of Trees
Gift of the Heart: Youth: *Hansen Elementary 4th grade class, Asher, Siri, Shai & KJ Meyer, Kiana Mitchell
This event would not be possible without the support from sponsors that offset expenses. Please join us in thanking the following 2017 sponsors:
Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
Hilton Garden Inn
Hy-Vee- Cedar Falls
University of Northern Iowa Advancement Division
View previous award winners by visiting www.afpneia.org/previous-ndp-award-winners.html.