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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

Registration – 11:00 am

Luncheon & Ceremony – 11:30 am

After party – 1:00 pm

Tickets for sale: 

Event tickets are available for purchase at $90 each.  A table for 10 can be purchased for $900. A TablePlus Sponsorship can be purchased for $1250 which includes a table for 10 + a Spirit of Philanthropy Award. 

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National Philanthropy Day 2023 Honorees

We are excited to announce the 2023 National Philanthropy Day Award winners! These incredible finalists were selected by a panel of independent local judges from a great group of nominees. Please share our excitement and gratitude with these amazing philanthropists and fundraisers (cue the applause)!

Outstanding Philanthropist – Jill Rosenzweig nominated by JFCS of Southern Arizona

Outstanding Foundation Philanthropist – Abbett Family Foundation nominated by Casa de los Niños

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser – Cristina Baena at Crest Insurance Group nominated by Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona

Outstanding Fundraising Executive – Julie Wolfe-Beadle with Literacy Connects nominated by Alexander | Carrillo Consulting, LLC

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy – Arizona Alpha Delta Pi nominated by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona

Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist – Tucson Subaru nominated by Youth On Their Own

Save the date to celebrate these awardees and all the incredible philanthropists and fundraisers at the 35th Annual National Philanthropy Day on November 17, 2023, at the Tucson Convention Center!

Click here to see past awardees!

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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Program Advertising

In order to honor our amazing awardees, AFP produces a program that highlights our sponsors, awardees, nominating organizations, and provides space for you to honor your favorite award winner.

Please download this file for ad specs and instructions for submitting your ad!


If you have questions about the online payment process, please contact Gerry Oldenski, AFP Administrator

If you have questions regarding the ad levels, please contact Yobana Rodriguez at

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