Na­tional Phi­lan­thropy Day Award Nom­i­na­tions Open

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Do you know some­one who gives of their time, trea­sures or tal­ents at in­cred­i­ble lev­els? Per­haps they use much of their time vol­un­teer­ing for wor­thy causes, or maybe they are amaz­ingly gen­er­ous with their funds, or they in­spire oth­ers to be sig­nif­i­cant con­trib­u­tors. You may know a young per­son who dreams up projects to help oth­ers and ral­lies their friends to join in. You might be think­ing of a re­tired col­league who al­ways went the ex­tra mile to help char­i­ta­ble causes.

Take a few min­utes to honor the per­son or peo­ple you are think­ing of right now by nom­i­nat­ing them for a Na­tional Phi­lan­thropy Day (NPD) Award. It’s fast and easy. Awardees will be pub­licly hon­ored at an in­spir­ing awards lun­cheon in Novem­ber and will also re­ceive $100 to be awarded to the charity of their choice.

There are six cat­e­gories from which to choose when mak­ing your award nom­i­na­tions: Out­stand­ing Phi­lan­thropist; Out­stand­ing Vol­un­teer Fundraiser; Out­stand­ing Youth Phi­lan­thropist; Out­stand­ing Fundrais­ing Pro­fes­sional; Out­stand­ing Cor­po­rate or Small Busi­ness Donor in Phi­lan­thropy; Out­stand­ing Phil­an­thropic Foun­da­tion, Ser­vice Or­ga­ni­za­tion or Non­profit.

All nom­i­na­tions must be re­ceived by June 15, 2018 to be con­sid­ered. To get a Nom­i­na­tion Form with in­struc­tions, visit the As­so­ci­a­tion of Fund- rais­ing Pro­fes­sion­als, Yosemite Chap­ter web­site at https:// tinyurl.com/yb­h­n32vc or call Karen Wil­liams at 209-6726643 to be mailed your form. For all cat­e­gories, let­ters of sup­port are en­cour­aged.

The Yosemite Chap­ter of the As­so­ci­a­tion of Fundrais­ing Pro­fes­sion­als (AFP) will be cel­e­brat­ing Na­tional Phi­lan­thropy Day on Nov. 8, 2018 at a lun­cheon hosted at the Gallo Cen­ter for the Arts. This is a spe­cial day set aside to rec­og­nize and pay trib­ute to the great con­tri­bu­tions that phi­lan­thropy – and those peo­ple ac­tive in the phil­an­thropic com­mu­nity – have made to our lives, our com­mu­ni­ties and our world.

“What makes phi­lan­thropy so spe­cial is that no one is re­quired to give of them­selves. There are no na­tional laws or reg­u­la­tions which man­date that you must vol­un­teer or get in­volved,” noted Melissa Van Diepen, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor at Com­mu­nity Hos­pice Foun­da­tion. “Phi­lan­thropy is so pow­er­ful and in­spir­ing pre­cisely be­cause it is vol­un­tary – that through the good­ness of our hearts, through our need to con­nect, through our de­sire to see a bet­ter world, we come to­gether to im­prove the qual­ity of life for all peo­ple.”

For more in­for­ma­tion, contact Karen Wil­liams at 209672-6643 or Am­ber Flores at 209-988-5451 or email to af­[email protected]

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