Nationally Recognized 31st Annual National Philanthropy Day
Thursday, 11/01/2018 – 11:00 am –
6900 W State Road 84,
Davie, Florida 33317
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Fort Lauderdale/Broward Chapter announced the honorees of the 31st Annual National Philanthropy Day® Awards presented by Signature Grand, a nationally recognized event. This special day is set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and those people active in the philanthropic community – have made to our lives and our community here in Broward County.
The general public nominated outstanding Broward philanthropists whose contributions have made a significant impact in the organizations they serve and the community as a whole. Awardees will be honored at a luncheon presented by Signature Grand on Thursday Nov. 1 at Signature Grand, Davie, Fla. Guests may register at 11:00 a.m. and the luncheon begins at 12:00 p.m. Over 500 philanthropists, community leaders, non-profit organizations, and volunteers will gather on National Philanthropy Day to honor these outstanding philanthropic leaders, who have invested their passion, time, talents, and financial support to better our community. The luncheon will feature a special performance by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shine MSD Students. The 2018 honorees are:
Outstanding Philanthropist Award: Kathy and Ron Assaf
Outstanding Large Corporation Award: Florida Power & Light (FPL)
Outstanding Small Corporation Award: Durée & Company
Outstanding Foundation Award: Moss Foundation
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award: Joshua Williams
Outstanding Organization Award: Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation
Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award: Meredith Feder, CFRE – Museum of Discovery and Science
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award: Steve J. Halmos
President’s Award (Creative Impact): Broward Education Foundation (in their efforts to raise funds post Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy)
Proceeds from the event provide scholarships for professional education and advancement as well as funds for special education opportunities. Support will help shape the quality of fund development practices in dozens of organizations across Broward as well as improve the lives of millions of residents who rely on the organizations we serve.