Association of Fundraising Professionals seeks local philanthropy nominations

Nominations are now being accepted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Mahoning-Shenango Chapter for the 2016 National Philanthropy Day Awards. This year’s luncheon ceremony will mark the 26th year of the awards in The Valley and will take place on Friday, Nov. 18 at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman.

Nominations are now being accepted from the community in the following categories: Outstanding Philanthropist (individual or family); Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist (for-profit corporation or corporate foundation); Outstanding Small Business Philanthropist (100 employees or fewer); Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser (individual or small group); Outstanding Civic Organization (civic volunteer group); Outstanding Young Philanthropist (individual or group, 18 and under) and Legacy Award (presented in conjunction with The Mahoning/Shenango Planned Giving Council posthumously to an individual or family).

Nomination forms and expanded descriptions of each award criteria are available at http://www.afpmash.org or by sending an email to afpmash@gmail.com. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Friday July 15, 2016 for consideration by the selection committee and should be directed to AFP, P.O. Box 672 Youngstown, Ohio 44501 or emailed to afpmash@gmail.com. To be eligible, nominees must reside in Mahoning, Trumbull or Columbiana counties or in Mercer or Lawrence counties.

The public is invited to nominate groups or individuals that meet the criteria for these awards. For more information, contact one of the event co-chairs: Catherine Cala at Youngstown State University (cacala@ysu.edu or 330-941-2752) or Julia Pisansky at Beatitude House (jpisansky@beatitudehouse.com or 330-744-3147).

AFP, a worldwide association of fundraising professionals, represents 33,027 members in 233 chapters worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.afpnet.org.

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