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 32nd Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards will take place on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 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 $269 for the evening of Tuesday, October 31, 2017. You can make reservations by visiting National Philanthropy Day Awards or calling 800.266.9432 and state that you are attending the National Philanthropy Day Breakfast event. UPDATE: The group rate deadline has been extended to October 9, 2017.

UPDATED ROOM OPTIONS: Attendees are able to guarantee a Lakeview room upgrade prior to arrival. Upon visiting the National Philanthropy Day Awards website, attendees will be offered two different types of rooms: a standard deluxe room at the standard contracted group rate or the upgraded view room for an additional fee on top of the group rate.




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Award Recipients



H. Clifford Lee Lifetime Achievement Award
Harvey L. Massey

Kenneth F. Murrah Esq. Award for Outstanding Philanthropist
Dr. Mary Palmer

David R. Roberts Youth in Philanthropy Award
Faith Cristina Duncan

AFP Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award
Phillip Deal, CFRE

Social Enterprise & Community Service Honoree
Lighthouse Works

Social Enterprise & Community Service Honoree
Shepherd's Hope

Social Enterprise & Community Service Honoree
Victory Cup Initiative

Corporate & Foundation Engagement Honoree
FAIRWINDS Credit Union

Corporate & Foundation Engagement Honoree
Orlando Health

Corporate & Foundation Engagement Honoree
Reed Nissan

AFP Emerging Leaders Honoree
Beth Smith

AFP Emerging Leaders Honoree
Melody Lynch

AFP Emerging Leaders Honoree
Rebecca Leininger

Nemours Children's Health System Social Entrepreneur & Innovation Honoree
A Gift for Teaching

Nemours Children's Health System Social Entrepreneur & Innovation Honoree
Children's Home Society of Florida

Nemours Children's Health System Social Entrepreneur & Innovation Honoree
IMPOWER

YMCA of Central Florida Volunteerism Honoree
DPR Construction

YMCA of Central Florida Volunteerism Honoree
Dr. Gloria Pickar

YMCA of Central Florida Volunteerism Honoree
Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic

YMCA of Central Florida Volunteerism Honoree
Orchestra

Orlando Magic Youth Foundation Creating Change Honoree
Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida

Orlando Magic Youth Foundation Creating Change Honoree
Franklin's Friends

Orlando Magic Youth Foundation Creating Change Honoree
Runway to Hope