Association of Fundraising Professionals
Central South Carolina Chapter

Each year, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Central Carolina Chapter joins with national and international colleagues to celebrate National Philanthropy Day, a celebration of exceptional individuals and organizations that have dedicated themselves to philanthropy. Celebrate philanthropy in the Midlands of South Carolina by nominating an individual or organization to be honored at our National Philanthropy Day.

In response to COVID-19, National Philanthropy Day will look different this year. This year's event will be a virtual celebration of philanthropy in our community in November 2020. Details coming soon!

2020 award categories will also look a little different this year. AFPCSC is looking forward to celebrating the businesses, companies, nonprofits and volunteers who have continued their philanthropic work and have creatively adapted during COVID-19. 

Please click the links to the left to learn more about sponsorship and award nominations.

Nominations are NOW OPEN until September 15, 2020.

2019 National Philanthropy Day Award Winners

Judi Gaston- Outstanding Marketing Professional in Support of Philanthropy

nominated by America Heart Association

AgFirst Farm Credit Bank - Outstanding Corporation

nominated by United Way of the Midlands

Mary Dell Hayes - Outstanding Fundraising Executive,

nominated by Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands

Margaret Deans Grantz - Outstanding Rising Star

nominated by Camp Cole

Palladium - Outstanding Volunteer Group Fundraiser

nominated by Historic Columbia

Dr. Todd Crump - Outstanding Volunteer Individual Fundraiser

nominated by Lexington Medical Center Foundation

JT Gandolfo - Outstanding Philanthropist

nominated by The Salvation Army of the Midlands 

People's Choice - Philanthropic Moment of the Year

Walk a Mile - STSM

2019 Charlotte Lunsford Berry Spirit of Philanthropy Scholarship Recipients

Mary Dell Hayes

Margaret Deans Grantz

Thank you to our 2019 NPD sponsors!

2020 Categories & Criteria

  • Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business or Entrepreneur (NEW!)
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Small Nonprofit (NEW for 2020)
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Large Nonprofit (NEW for 2020)
  • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser (Individual or Group)
  • Outstanding Fundraising Executive
  • Outstanding Rising Star
  • People's Choice - Creative Response to COVID-19

2020 Award Categories.pdf

Past NPD Winners.pdf

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Attention: Erin Pope

P.O. Box 7701

Columbia, SC 29202
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