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2017 National Philanthropy Day


NPD 2017 KG




National Philanthropy Day is celebrated throughout the U.S. by state chapters of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  The AFP Arkansas Chapter is pleased to host its annual celebration

of philanthropy in Arkansas.  This day of celebration offers the opportunity to mingle with generous philanthropists from our communities and to recognize how they impact the quality of life we experience in our state. 

Note:  New this year—organizations can honor someone special to you at your own table!  Bring your honoree to the luncheon, and surprise them with their very own award.  Show the love!


Details of this year’s Philanthropy Day celebration are listed below. 


November 16th | 11:30 – 1:00 |Embassy Suites, Little Rock

Tables of 10 = $750       Individual tickets = $75


Secure a table for 10 and invite your board members, key volunteers and staff to celebrate National Philanthropy Day.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available for your organization.

Beverly Kleckner, National Philanthropy Day Chairperson

                2017 Philanthropy Day Honorees

Outstanding Philanthropist

The Bodenhamer Family

Nominated by: Emily Money

University of Arkansas


Outstanding Foundation

Delta Dental of Arkansas

Nominated by: Sara Drew

Literacy Action of Central Arkansas


Outstanding Corporation

Nabholz Corporation

Nominated by: Jill McIlroy

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation


Ashley Coldiron

Arkansas Community Foundation


Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Jeff Standridge

Nominated by: Joan Shofner

University of Central Arkansas




Outstanding Fundraising Professional

Tom Nisbett

Nominated by: Matt Cleveland

Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranch


Outstanding Volunteer Organization

Arkansas Bikers for Children

Nominated by: Erica Phillips and Tiffany Black

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation


Outstanding Volunteer Youth Group

Don R. Roberts Elementary School

Nominated by: Joyce Taylor

American Heart Association


Outstanding Volunteer Youth Fundraiser

Jules Fletcher

Nominated by: Emily Piechocki

Ronald McDonald House


AFP Arkansas President’s Award

Tommy Norman, Mission Give Foundation

Nominated by: Ganelle Blake

2017 AFP-Arkansas Chapter President


AFP Arkansas Lifetime Achievement Award

The Fine Arts Club