National Philanthropy Day

Nomination Period Closed

Stay tuned for more information on our 2024 honorees!

Tell us a story of an extraordinary philanthropist, fundraiser, organization, or effort who deserves to be celebrated at the 2024 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.

2023 National Philanthropy Day Award Honorees

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
"Empowering people and communities to be agents of change"

Bush Foundation Community Trust Funds
"Entrusting philanthropy to the community"

Comfort Dondo, Phumulani
"Providing refuge to African immigrant survivors"

Nicki Hangsleben, Queerspace Collective
"Building a community of safety and support"

Quentin Moore, Ascension Catholic Academy
"Cultivating relationships through care, respect and generosity"

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
"Narrowing the homeownership gap with community input"

Wallin Education Partners
"Addressing systemic barriers for students to pursue their dreams"

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


Questions about the event?
Please contact the AFP Minnesota Chapter office at or 952-444-6361
National Philanthropy Day Committee
Chair: Courtney Poja, Cornerstone Advocacy Service

Alex Askew, The Bakken Museum
Daniel Meyers, Lakes Area Music Festival
Drew Coursin, Twin Purpose Consulting
Shunzyu Haigler, Washburn Center For Children
Clara Lind, GiveMN
Clayton Smith, CFRE, University of Minnesota
Tim Torgerson, AMPERAGE Marketing & Fundraising
Tally Venjohn, The Breck School