Save the Date! - 11/13/2024

National Philanthropy Day 2023 featured keynote speaker Vu Le, the influential blogger behind “Nonprofit AF,” at the picturesque Frederick Meijer Gardens. Together we gained invaluable insights and innovative strategies to magnify our philanthropic impact. 

Stay tuned for more updates!


Wednesday, November 13, 2024


Mini Conference: 8:30 - 11:15am Luncheon: 11:30-1:30 pm


Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Keynote Speaker

Panel TBD

2024 Nominations are Open

AFP West Michigan’s National Philanthropy Day (NPD) recognizes outstanding achievements by a individual, foundation and corporate philanthropists, fundraising volunteers, and professional fundraisers. 

These awards recognize those individuals and organizations whose lifetime, long-term, and emerging achievements have made a significant impact on society.

We are seeking dynamic and engaging speakers who can deliver 45-minute presentations on topics relevant to fundraising, philanthropy, nonprofit management, and related areas. The presentations should be informative, inspiring, and provide actionable strategies and insights that attendees can implement in their organizations.

2023 Awardees

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraisers:   Miles for Memories 

Outstanding Corporation: Fifth Third Bank

Outstanding Community Organization:  The Greater Grand Rapids American Culinary Federation

Emerging Nonprofit Development Professional:  Winni Walsh – American Heart Association

Outstanding Fundraiser:    Lacey Dixon – YMCA

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy:    Kalamazoo Central High School

Excellence in Fundraising :  Wedgwood Christian Services

President’s Award :  David and Carol Van Andel 

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