National Philanthropy Day

Nomination Period Extended!

Tell us a story of an extraordinary philanthropist, fundraiser, organization, or effort who deserves to be celebrated at the 2023 National Philanthropy Day, hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Minnesota Chapter.

The nomination process is quick and easy!

We want to hear the story of your nominee and the impact they have had in Minnesota – from Minneapolis to Grand Marais and Rochester to Roseau. We want to celebrate stories of remarkable generosity and service across our state that represent the full diversity of Minnesota’s philanthropic spirit.


This year, nominees will be evaluated in a two-step process. A slate of finalists will be chosen from the pool of initial nominees and invited to share additional detail about their work.

Save the Date!

AFP Minnesota’s 2023 National Philanthropy Day Celebration will be held on Friday, October 27 at the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center, in conjunction with the second annual Fundraise North conference.

Mark your calendar, and plan to join us for a full day of learning and celebration with fundraisers from across the Upper Midwest!

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2022 National Philanthropy Day Award Honorees

Allison Johnson Heist
"A Legacy with the Next Generation of Philanthropy"

Chloe Czaplewski
"Inspiring Philanthropic Communities"

Community Aid Network MN
"See a need. Fill a need. For the community."

Open Arms of Minnesota
"Nourishing Neighbors by Building Community"

Princess Titus
"Inviting Funders Into Community"

WCA Foundation
"Women Changing the Lives of Women"

Be a Part of NPD and Fundraise North!

National Philanthropy Day and Fundraise North are only possible with the support of many volunteers. If you’re interested in being a part of it all, expanding your network, and putting your skills to use to give back, email

2023 Sponsors





Questions about the event?
Please contact the AFP Minnesota Chapter office at or 952-444-6361
National Philanthropy Day Committee
Co-Chair: Alex Askew, The Bakken Museum
Daniel Meyers, Lakes Area Music Festival

Annelys Farrell, University of Minnesota
Shunzyu Haigler, Washburn Center For Children
Devan Heinsen, YMCA of the North
Jake Muszynski, Creative Fundraising Advisors
Courtney Poja, Cornerstone Advocacy Service
Clayton Smith, University of Minnesota
Tally Venjohn, Aeon
Jules Wilkins, Montessori Center of Minnesota