31st Annual



Friday, November 18, 2016


Registration begins at 7:15 a.m.

Breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m.


Once a year, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Central Florida Chapter (AFP) is proud to recognize and honor many heroes who make dreams come true through a community-wide event called National Philanthropy Day. This year's 31st Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards will take place on Friday, November 18, 2016 at the prestigious Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes.

National Philanthropy Day acknowledges the entire spectrum of services that the non-profit and civic and service sectors provide, as well as the profound impact that philanthropy has on the fabric of society. This annual event is also a fundraiser for the Central Florida Chapter of the AFP to provide scholarships and educational opportunities to further individual members' professional development.

GROUP RATE : The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes is offering a special group room rate of $209 for the evening of Thursday, November 17, 2016. You can make reservations by visiting National Philanthropy day Awards or calling 866-763-2960 and state that you are attending the National Philanthropy Day Breakfast event. The group rate is only available until October 19, 2016.




2016 Sponsors


Title Sponsors



Award Sponsors



Welcome Sponsors



Emerging Leaders Sponsor



Award Recipients



Orlando Magic Youth Foundation Champions for Children Award
Orlando Repertory Theatre

David R. Roberts Youth in Philanthropy Award
Tanner Eaves

The Assistance Fund Award for Excellence in Fundraising by a Non-profit
The FaineMakers

Heart of Florida United Way Award for Outstanding Corporation
Wyndham Vacation Ownership

Kenneth F. Murrah Esq. Award for Outstanding Philanthropist
Jeffrey Miller and Ted Maines

Orlando Health Award for Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation
The Joe & Sarah Galloway Foundation

YMCA of Central Florida Award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Jeff Faine

Nemours Children’s Health System Award for Outstanding Civic or Service Group
Rotary Club of Lake Mary

Valencia College Award for Outstanding Fundraising Professional
Katharine Zimmerman

H. Clifford Lee Lifetime Achievement Award
Bruce Holmes



The Association of Fundraising Professionals is a membership organization that promotes philanthropy and fosters the growth and development of fundraising professionals through advocacy, research, education, and certification. AFP and the AFP Central Florida Chapter require member adherence to a code of ethical standards and practices.

“ Central Florida’s recognized leader in ethical and effective fundraising for those engaged in philanthropy. ”