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National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day 2023

National Philanthropy Day is an annual event to recognize and celebrate the philanthropists and fundraisers who sustain our vibrant nonprofit community. Each year, the Association of Fundraising Professionals hosts a community celebration of the transformative power of philanthropy – please join us!

Date: Friday, November 17, 2023
Location: Tucson Convention Center

Updates will be made to this page as they become available.


Nominate an individual or organization for a National Philanthropy Day Award

Six major awards will be presented to individuals and organizations whose philanthropic contributions and dedicated volunteerism improve the quality of life in our community. You can nominate for Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, Outstanding Corporate or Corporate Foundation Philanthropist, Outstanding Foundation Philanthropist, Outstanding Fundraising Professional and Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy.

Deadline to submit a nomination is May 5, 2023. If you have questions contact Mindy Griffith at

Recognize a Spirit of Philanthropy

Recognize an Individual, Group, or Organization with a Spirit of Philanthropy Award

The Spirit of Philanthropy Award recognizes individuals or organizations who exemplify philanthropy through their contributions of time, talent, and treasure. Formal praise for those who demonstrate extraordinary leadership and vision in support of your organization’s goals not only confirms their efforts but also inspires others in southern Arizona. The Spirit of Philanthropy Award is an opportunity to recognize individuals or organizations who significantly give back to southern Arizona. Nominations are due by July 31, 2023 to be mentioned in Tucson Lifestyle.

Questions, please contact Gabi Corrales at

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Sponsor National Philanthropy Day

Although the primary goal of National Philanthropy Day is to celebrate Tucson’s generous spirit, this event is the primary fundraiser for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Southern Arizona Chapter. Join us in advancing ethical and effective fundraising by sponsoring the NPD Awards Celebration!

If you have questions regarding event sponsorships please contact Fred Rodriguez at

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