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Award Nominations

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Northeast Ohio Chapter will celebrate National Philanthropy Day (NPD) on November 2, 2018. Join us in using this opportunity to show your appreciation for the many accomplishments that have been made in the name of giving. Nominating an individual or organization is your chance to shine the spotlight on the people who truly make a difference and remind our communities that the spirit of giving is alive and well.

The NPD Nominations Committee is seeking nominations for awards to be presented at this year’s luncheon celebration. This is a wonderful way to honor an individual or an organization who has made a significant contribution to your organization and the community. Let NPD help you say “thank you!”

The award categories are as follows:

  • Small Business Leadership Award: This award is presented to a business with 100 employees or fewer that has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the community through financial support and volunteerism. The business encourages and motivates others to take philanthropic leadership roles in the community.
  • Corporate Leadership Award: This award is presented to a business or corporation of any size that demonstrates outstanding philanthropic commitment through financial support and community involvement. The corporation contributes direct financial support for projects, programs, and/or capital improvements to multiple northeast Ohio nonprofit organizations, in addition to participating in volunteer community activities.
  • Foundation Leadership Award: This award is presented to a philanthropic foundation that contributes financial support to multiple northeast Ohio nonprofit organizations. The foundation’s impact includes support for innovative approaches to solving problems in the community.
  • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award: This award honors an individual or family who demonstrates outstanding skills coordinating and motivating groups of volunteers for nonprofit fundraising initiatives. The recipient(s) have exceptional leadership skills coordinating groups of volunteers for major fundraising projects, ideally for more than one nonprofit organization.  
  • Outstanding Philanthropist Award: This award honors an individual or family with exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, demonstrates outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles in the community. In addition, the individual or family encourages and motivates others to take leadership roles in philanthropy (i.e. challenge gifts, matching gifts, volunteering, etc.).
  • Youth in Philanthropy Award: This award recognizes service by a child or group of children in grades K-12 who demonstrate commitment to the community through direct financial support, volunteering, and/or leadership in philanthropy. The child or group of children devotes time, talent, and/or treasure to creatively support a nonprofit and is responsible for the creation, orchestration, and results of this project. Special consideration will be given to the child or group whose work is ongoing.
  • Special Recognition Award: This award is presented to an individual, family, or group whose philanthropic contributions are unique and impactful and whose work supporting a nonprofit organization or cause is innovative.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: This award recognizes an individual who serves as a role model for philanthropy through his or her history of sustained volunteerism and financial giving. He or she is also active in passing along the value of philanthropy to future generations. To be awarded this distinction, the individual must have been honored in another category in previous years.
  • Outstanding Professional Fundraiser Award: This award recognizes an individual who works directly for a nonprofit organization, serving as a role model for other fundraising professionals and demonstrating the highest of ethical standards. This person's career should highlight significant increases in return on fundraising investment, successful management of key programs, the creation of new organizational cultures, and/or the introduction of innovative and creative ideas. The nominee must have a minimum of ten years' experience and be a member of the AFPNEO chapter. Consultants or other individuals not working directly for a charity are INELIGIBLE for this award. Two letters of support of this nomination should be emailed to info@afpneo.org.

Nominees’ philanthropic work should be focused in one or more of the eight counties we serve: Summit, Stark, Ashland, Cuyahoga, Medina, Portage, Richland, Tuscarawas, and Wayne.

With the exception of those nominated for the Lifetime Achievement Award, past awardees may not be nominated multiple times. Please click here to see if your awardee has already been honored before you submit your nomination.

Awardees must be present at the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon. If your nominee is selected for an award, you will be asked to confirm their attendance before their selection is finalized. In addition, if your nominee is selected, we will ask for your assistance in preparing the presentation and program materials.

Note: if you submitted a nomination previously and it was not selected, we encourage you to resubmit your nomination!

The Nominations Committee reserves the right to select winners in all or some of the categories each year based on nominations. The 2018 committee is comprised of Kristie Woods (Chair), Vi Leggett, Sara Lundenberger, Vondea Sheaffer, and Mella Castner.

Nominators must be members of the AFP Northeast Ohio Chapter; only one nomination may be submitted per member.

Completed nomination forms are due June 15th.

If you have questions, please contact Kristie Woods at kwoods@refugeofhope.org.

Thank you for your continued support of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and your commitment to philanthropy in Northeast Ohio.

Sincerely,

Kristie Woods

Kristie Woods
2018 National Philanthropy Day Nominations Chair

Nomination Form

Nomination deadline: June 15, 5:00 pm

With the exception of nominations for Lifetime Achievement Award, past awardees may not be nominated multiple times. Please click here to see if your awardee has already been honored before you submit your nomination.

Nominators must be members of the AFP Northeast Ohio Chapter (for membership information, click here). Only one nomination may be submitted per member.

Need help? Send an email to info@afpneo.org and we will walk you through the process.

Nominee Category (check all that apply)

Small Business Leadership Award
Corporate Leadership Award
Foundation Leadership Award
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award
Outstanding Philanthropist Award
Youth in Philanthropy Award
Special Recognition Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Outstanding Professional Fundraiser Award

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Qualifications of Nominee

In 1,000 words or less, please describe why your nominee is best qualified to receive the award. Please describe (1) the nominee's impact on the community as a whole; (2) what makes their philanthropy unique, and (3) how they are impacting not only your organization, but also others in the community. The ideal candidates will have impacted more than one organization. We encourage you to provide as much information as possible regarding the scope of the nominee’s philanthropy on the community in our region.

The nominees’ philanthropic work should be focused in one or more of the counties we serve: Summit, Stark, Ashland, Cuyahoga, Medina, Portage, Richland, Tuscarawas, and Wayne.

If submitting a nomination for the Youth in Philanthropy Award, please include the age(s) of the child(ren).

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All rights reserved.

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