Celebrating an Extraordinary Philanthropic Community

NPD Logo: Change the World With a Gving HeartOn Nov. 21, 2014, AFPMN and community members will gather to celebrate the Minnesotans who inspire us as leaders, nonprofit professionals, philanthropists and volunteers. The National Philanthropy Day (NPD) luncheon at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center will be hosted by Tom Crann, Host of “All Things Considered®” for Minnesota Public Radio. Registration is now open for this extraordinaire event where over 500 community members and nonprofit professionals will gather to honor those individuals who inspire us.


Find out more about the 2014 honorees here.

Brad and Janet Anderson, Outstanding Individual Philanthropist

Minnesota Masonic Charities, Outstanding Philanthropic Organization

Robert and Polly McCrea, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Jerry Fischer, Outstanding Professional Fundraiser

Students Today Leaders Forever, Outstanding Youth Award

GiveMN, Outstanding Contribution to Philanthropy

“We are so very fortunate to live in a state that is known for its spirit of generosity,” says AFP Minnesota President Jeremy R. Wells. “National Philanthropy Day is the day we celebrate philanthropy: giving, volunteering, and everything Minnesotan’s do to help make this place strong. It is an opportunity for us to come together to recognize and give thanks…to inspire and to be inspired.”

NPD was created by the national Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) as a special day to recognize and pay tribute to the contributions that philanthropy – and those people active in the philanthropic community – have made to our lives, our communities and our world. AFPMN is in its 32nd year of NPD celebrations.

Join us for a dynamic NPD pre-luncheon educational program presented by international fundraising expert Penelope Burk. In her presentation, Penelope Burk will discuss the results of her research on successful fundraising programs. Surveying hundreds of leadership volunteers, CEOs, and development chiefs about how they define their own ‐‐ and each other’s ‐‐ responsibilities in fundraising she has defined the “dance” that is necessary to maximize results.

AFPMN thanks the sponsors who make the 2014 NPD Luncheon only happen. This year’s sponsors include:


Bentz Whaley Flessner helps colleges, universities and medical centers build stronger development programs to meet immediate and long-term goals; and also develops strategies and best practices to succeed and transform philanthropy.

Fund-raising Management Consultants Hansen Henley Yoder & Lamb provide the strategic guidance and structure that capital or endowment campaigns require, plus ongoing consultative support for its successful completion.

Award-winning style and service are found at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center, hosts for this event and ranked in thetop 10% on TripAdvisor and recipient of the 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award.


Friends of Diversity AFP Chapter Award 2019

AFP TenStar Gold Chapter Award 2019

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