SEATTLE, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington state philanthropists are being sought as nominees to be named as "Outstanding Philanthropists" on National Philanthropy Day, Nov. 14, 2013, in Seattle. With the theme of "National Philanthropy Day 2013: Celebrating Washington Philanthropists for 25 years," philanthropists of all types are being sought - young and old, individual and corporate.
The award recognition is sponsored by The Association of Fundraising Professionals - Washington Chapter.
"Over the past 25 years, the impact of philanthropists in our region has been phenomenal," said Debra Crespin, president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Washington Chapter and associate director of philanthropy with The Nature Conservancy Washington. "We can't even imagine what our region would be without our cultural icons created by generous donors – theatres, museums, libraries, community centers – plus the extraordinary institutions that contribute to our quality of life through health and human services, the environment, and education. Our community is more powerful, strengthened and energized through the power of philanthropy."
Individuals and organizations are encouraged to nominate deserving philanthropists for the following awards:
- Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation
- Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business
- Outstanding Philanthropic Organization (grant-making entities, foundations, organizations that raise private funds for grants, and organizations in service to the community)
- Outstanding Philanthropist(s) (individual or couple)
- Outstanding Philanthropic Family
- Outstanding Young Philanthropist (up to age 21)
Nomination forms can be found online at http://www.afpwashington.org/philanthropy-day and nomination letters must be postmarked by June 7, 2013.
Each November the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Washington Chapter joins national and international colleagues to celebrate exceptional philanthropy among individuals and organizations in our communities. Washington state's celebration is one of the largest and longest-standing in the nation.
Ray Li, Director of International Advancement at the University of Washington, and Norman B. Rice, president and chief executive officer of The Seattle Foundation, co-chair the awards committee. All nominees are welcome.
2012 honorees included:
- Bob and Micki Flowers - Outstanding Philanthropists
- Alaska Airlines - Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation
- Girlie Press - Outstanding Small Company
- Greater Seattle Business Association - Outstanding Philanthropic Organization
- Woods Family - Outstanding Family
- Priyanka Jain - Outstanding Young Philanthropist
Learn more about last year's honorees here: http://www.afpwashington.org/awardees
About the Association of Fundraising Professionals: The Washington Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) presents one of the oldest and largest National Philanthropy Day celebrations in the country with more than 1,200 attendees. Each November the organization joins national and international colleagues to celebrate exceptional individuals and organizations that have dedicated themselves to philanthropy. Nationally, AFP represents more than 26,000 members in 172 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. AFP fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. For more information, visit www.afpwashington.org or send an e-mail to Email.
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