The 2015 National Philanthropy Day awards will be presented at the Philanthropy Day Luncheon on Friday, November 20, 2015 at The Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Avenue Scranton. Coffee hour and networking begins at 11:00 a.m. The program will begin at 11:30 p.m. AFP NEPA is committed to making the awards process as inclusive as possible, recognizing outstanding achievements on the part of organizations, philanthropists and volunteers from all counties within our region. This year’s honorees include:
- Outstanding Fundraising Professional: Michele Zabriski
- Outstanding Corporation: Lamar Outdoor Advertising
- Outstanding Foundation: Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains
- Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy: John Michael Gigliotti
- Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Rose Marie Panzitta
- Outstanding Philanthropist: Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Cohen
This year’s chair for National Philanthropy Day is John Cosgrove of Condron and Cosgrove. Katie Leonard, Johnson College, served as Chair of Nominations. Honorary Breakfast Co-Chairs are Jesse Ergott, NeighborWorks NEPA, and Jon Konzelman, Scranton School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals represents more than 30,000 members in 200+ chapters in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and China working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. Locally, AFP programs include an educational lecture series, full-day fundraising conference, mentoring program, professional networking events, and resource exchange. More information can be found on the international website www.afpnet.org or the AFP NEPA chapter website www.aftnepa.afpnet.org.
Each year the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) honors individuals and organizations that, through their tireless work and dedication to philanthropy, have improved the quality of life in our community and around the world. Recipients of the Awards are nominated for demonstrating outstanding commitment and leadership in all aspects of philanthropy. AFP recognizes these outstanding honorees who embody the true meaning of philanthropy — the love of humankind.
For questions about Philanthropy Day, contact John Cosgrove, 2015 National Philanthropy Day Chair, at 570-344-6888 or Kurt Bauman, AFP NEPA Chapter President at 570-655-5581. For help with registration, contact Lee Ann Chamberlain at firstname.lastname@example.org.