2017 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon
Philanthropy — voluntary action for the common good — is a necessary element of civic betterment and those activities which meet societal needs. Fundraising is an essential discipline in the philanthropic process.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), an individual member association, advances philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. AFP members and affiliates enable people and organizations to better serve diverse communities and society as a whole. Founded in 1960, AFP advances philanthropy through its more than 31,000 members in 200 chapters throughout the world.
National Philanthropy Day celebrates the great contributions philanthropy, and those who work in the philanthropic process, make to our community. AFP Chapters involve more than 36,000 individuals in celebrating philanthropy each year.
The Greater Dallas Chapter of AFP was among the first to begin celebrating National Philanthropy Day in 1981. Today, the luncheon involves over 700 AFP members and community leaders. Award categories for those in our community who exemplify commitment, dedication, and talent toward helping their neighbors are listed above.
2017 Awards Honorees
Please plan to join us Friday, November 10, 2017 as we honor some of Dallas' finest:
- Outstanding Philanthropist — Sandra & Henry Estess
Sponsored by the Texas Health Resources Foundation
- Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser — Lynn McBee
Sponsored by Dini Spheris
- Outstanding Foundation — The Hersh Foundation
Sponsored by the UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Southwestern Medical Foundation
- Outstanding Corporation — Neiman Marcus
- Outstanding Youth In Philanthropy — Micah Pinson
- Outstanding Fundraising Executive — Pagett Gosslee, CFRE
- Special Recognition Award — Terry Simmons (posthumous)
Sponsored by the Thompson & Knight Foundation