National Philanthropy Day

Award Nominations have closed

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Minnesota Chapter is seeking nominations for its annual National Philanthropy Day awards, which honor those who exemplify Minnesota’s generous spirit. The awards shine a light on people of diverse ages and backgrounds across our state who have gone above and beyond in service to their community.

This year we are asking nominators to tell us a story of an extraordinary philanthropist (individual or organization), fundraiser (professional or volunteer), and/or philanthropic effort (campaign or special event), whose efforts deserve to be celebrated at the 2021 National Philanthropy Day.

The nomination process is quick and easy!
We want to hear the story of your nominee! Help us celebrate remarkable generosity and service across our state that represents the full diversity of Minnesota’s philanthropic spirit.


Contact Jake Muszynski, National Philanthropy Day Chair, at

Questions about the event?

Please contact the AFP Minnesota Chapter office at or 952-444-6361
View previous National Philanthropy Day Award Winners

2020 National Philanthropy Day Award Honorees

Ain Dah Yung Center
Providing a culturally-responsive "good new home" for Native youth

Headwaters Foundation for Justice
Amplifying the power of community to advance equity and justice

Bill and Susan Sands
Invested leaders with a dedicated approach to advancing charitable impact

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
Trailblazers empowering and promoting healthy, sustainable Native communities

Bo Thao-Urabe
Power builder, community connector, generous giver

Minnesota Central Kitchen
Nourishing communities through collaboration

2020 National Philanthropy Day Award Finalists

Ecolab Foundation
Episcopal Church in Minnesota
Emma Hausman
Shawntan Howell
People’s Center Clinics & Services
Springboard for the Arts
John Sullivan