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National Philanthropy Day 2019

November 15, 2019 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

On November 15, the AFP-MN Chapter celebrated with more than 500 philanthropists, volunteers, nonprofit and community leaders at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.


We hope you will join us next year. Check back in 2020 for event details.

Master of Ceremonies: T. Mychael Rambo

T. Mychael Rambo is a Regional Emmy Award winning actor, vocalist, arts educator and public speaker; who has made an indelible mark here in the Twin Cities performing principle roles at such theaters as: the Guthrie, Penumbra, Ten Thousand Things, the Ordway, Illusion, Mixed Blood, Park Square, Children’s and Minnesota Opera to name but a few.  Nationally and internationally his stage credits include Carnegie Hall and performances abroad in Africa, Europe and South America. He has appeared in local and national television commercials, feature films, HBO mini-series and other television programming.  T. Mychael is an accomplished, recording artist, residency artist and affiliate professor in the College of ‪Liberal Arts, Theatre Arts and Dance at the University of Minnesota. As a public speaker Mr. Rambo shares his motivational skill set by lacing together his many other talents with spirited anecdotal storytelling, insightful observations, levity and song that makes for a thought-provoking, transformative and truly enriching interactive presentation. Some of his clients include: Target, Ameriprise, St. Paul and Minnesota Foundation, Bush Foundation, University of Minnesota and some of Minnesota’s other top philanthropic, academic and corporate leaders.

Education Session

Better Together: Cultivating Mutually Beneficial Relationships


  • Mort Naiman, 2018 NPD Outstanding Professional Fundraiser, Capital Campaign Director, Sholom Community Alliance


  • Patty Murphy, 2018 NPD Outstanding Philanthropist
  • Federated Insurance Companies, 2018 NPD Outstanding Philanthropic Organization
    • Jeff Fetters, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
    • Julie Rethemeier, Vice President, Director of Public Affairs & Advertising
  • Robert Barrows, Community Philanthropist and experienced Board Member and volunteer

This session, featuring 2018 National Philanthropy Day award winners, focuses on how to cultivate the ideal relationship between the nonprofit organization and their volunteer fundraisers and partners. The conversation will highlight the vast experience of some of the top development officers, volunteers, philanthropists and corporate partners to educate fundraisers on how to cultivate mutually beneficial relationships to grow your fundraising program.

We will discuss:

  1. The needs of a lead volunteer or partner to be successful in helping nonprofits fundraise and achieve their important missions.
  2. The support that a development director needs from a lead volunteer/partner to achieve their mutual goals.
  3. How to manage each role and the daily, weekly and monthly activities for their work.




Program Schedule

9:00am Registration Opens
10:00am Education Session
11:30am Awards luncheon and celebration


Awards Luncheon Registration

Full Table (seating for ten) – $700
Half Table (seating for five) – $350
Individual Seat – $70

Education Session Registration

Member Education Session – $20
Nonmember Education Session – $40


November 15, 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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