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National Philanthropy Day

15th Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon

November 15, 2016
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Emerson Suites at Ithaca College

Tickets: $40 per person; $30 for AFP members, $290 for a table of 8


2016 Awardees

Philanthropist of the Year: The Coghlan Family

Corporate Philanthropis of the Year: Cayuga Radio Group

Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year: Tom Colbert

Outstanding Acheivement in Non-Profit Leadership:

Steve Griffin

National Philanthropy Day 2015 Luncheon

Do you know someone who should be recognized for their contributions within our communities?  Make your nomination today!

Nomination deadline: September 15, 2016

Nomination information and form


Katie Foley, National Philanthropy Day 2015


2015 awardees (November 13, 2015)


Rick Maxa, National Philanthropy Day Awardee

2015 Philanthropist of the Year: Rick Maxa

Rick is a pillar of volunteer and philanthropic strength in the Corning area.  His understanding of community relationships and committment to growing the Blue Moon Ball into a high-end gala has helped the Corning Children's Center raise $115,000 annually.  In addition, Rick's involvment includes: Corning Area Chamber of Commerce Young Entreprenuer's Academy (YEA!), Alternative Science and Math School, and the YMCA.



NPD Corporate Philanthropist of the Year 2015

2015 Corporate Philanthropist of the Year: GiveGab

(Charlie Mulligan, CEO and the entire staff of GiveGab)

Charlie and his staff initiated the first ever day of giving for Tompkins County, "Giving Is Gorges" raising more than $118,000 from 1,655 gifts donated by more than 1,000 donors to 120 different organizations representing a diversity of issues, ages and sizes of the local nonprofit community.  The Community Foundation of Tompkins County, AFP of the Finger Lakes and the United Way of Tompkins County partnered as supporters celebrating the unique spirit of giving in Tompkins County.



Richie Moran, National Philanthropy Day Awardee

2015 Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year: Richie Moran

Through sustained leadership-level fund raising, Richie has furthered the mission of numerous organizations in the Finger Lakes region.  The YMCA, Franziska Racker Centers and American Cancer Society have been inspired by Richie's leadership, enthusiasm and sustainable results that serve the populations in these communities.



Wendy Skinner, National Philanthropy Day Awardee

2015 Outstanding Professional Acheivement: Wendy Skinner

As founder of Sew Green, Wendy has gathered a group of volunteers with the goal of providing sustainable alternatives for unused fabrics and encouraging reuse of clothing and fabrics through reuse and sewing education.  Annually, the reuse store prevents about 25 tons from ending up in a landfill.  The store's proceeds directly support jobs and apprenticeships for young people from lower income homes.


Past award recipients

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National Philanthropy Day 2015 Luncheon

Luncheon Tickets:

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 $40 per person; $30 for AFP members; table of 8 - $290

For questions, please contact Amy LeViere:  or 272-9333 x206

You may register online (payment by creditcard or check).  Or you may mail in registration and payment by check to AFP c/o Mike Katz, PO Box 194, Ithaca, NY 14851-0194.