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National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day (NPD) is a special day set aside each year to recognize and celebrate the many contributions that philanthropists, board members, volunteers, civic and corporate leaders, and nonprofit champions have made in our community. Now more than ever, we sing the praises of those who step up in times of insurmountable challenge.

For the second year, NPD will be a fabulous virtual celebration. Join us on Friday, November 12, 2021 for a very special celebration of our 2021 honorees! This unique, virtual event will offer a special way to celebrate from afar with enhanced digital recognition of this year’s honorees.

Time: 3:00PM Pre-Party
3:30 PM Start – 4:30 PM Finish

Congratulations to 2021 National Philanthropy Day Honorees!

  • Outstanding Philanthropist – Ginny L Clements
  • Outstanding Foundation Philanthropist – Social Venture Partners Tucson
  • Outstanding Corporation Philanthropist – Roche Diagnostics
  • Outstanding Crisis Response & Recovery in Philanthropy – Doug Levy
  • Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy – Alpha Chi Omega, Beta Lambda Chapter
  • Outstanding Fundraising Executive – Enrique Aldana
  • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser – Desha Bymers-Davis

There are several ways that you can be a part of this special day:

  • Celebrate our 7 Honorees by registering for the event
    • Option: Upgrade to VIP and host a private viewing party!
  • Recognize an individual or group with a Spirit of Philanthropy Award
  • Purchase an Ad in the program in digital and print versions
  • Become a National Philanthropy Day Sponsor

See below for more information.

Have a question that’s not answered here? Your 2021 NPD Co-Chairs are happy to connect with you! Reach out to Lana Baldwin at or Elizabeth Slater at

Celebrate our Big 7 and Spirit of Philanthropy Awardees – Register today!


Seven major awards will be presented to individuals and organizations whose philanthropic contributions and dedicated volunteerism improve the quality of life in our community.

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 30, 2021 to be mentioned in Tucson Lifestyle. Questions, please contact Courtney Slanaker at

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Become a National Philanthropy Day Sponsor

The Association is seeking sponsors to assist us in advancing ethical and effective fundraising by sponsoring the 2021 NPD Awards Virtual Celebration.

To become a sponsor today or with questions, please contact Travis Craddock at

More Information

Purchase an Ad – New! Digital and Print

Honor an awardee or promote your business

In order to honor an awardee or promote your business, a high-quality Program is designed to highlight sponsors, awardees, and nominating organizations. New this year! Digital and printed Program available. To buy an ad now and honor your favorite award winner, click below or contact Yobana Rodriguez at YRodriguez@SAAF.ORG.


Re-live National Philanthropy Day 2020!