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National Philanthropy Day

2015 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

The Chattanoogan Hotel
November 10th at 11:30am 

Save the date for this annual tradition of recognizing many local philanthropist and corporations.   

Nominations are now being accpeted for the following award categories through August 21:

This award is presented to an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support and/or leadership and/or the establishment of a non-profit organization, has demonstrated civic and charitable responsibility and inspired others to become partners on a community, national and/or international level. Their generosity of spirit has made a lasting impact in the world of philanthropy.

This award is presented to a local corporation or civic organization which has shown outstanding community spirit and commitment to the goals of building a better community for all citizens through contributions to charitable causes and endeavors, taking an active role in community improvement activities, and by encouraging volunteerism and community involvement among its members. 

This award is presented to an individual demonstrating exceptional leadership skills in coordinating and motivating volunteers for major fund-raising projects of more than one not-for-profit organization.  By generously giving of his/her time and talents, this person makes a measurable impact on the Chattanooga community and the advancement of philanthropy.

This award is presented to an individual or group of young people, age 23 or younger, whose voluntary fundraising efforts have demonstrated the spirit of philanthropy and have set an example for others to follow.  Through their inspiration and leadership, they have made a significant impact on the giving horizon of Chattanooga and surrounding areas.  

Nomination forms can be found here.

To view past award recipients, click here.  

Questions?  Interested in sponsorship? Shelley McGraw at  or 423-266-6918.

November 2014


The Southeastern Tennessee Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals celebrated philanthropy in the Chattanooga area on November 18th, 2014 recognizing many local philanthropist and corporations in addition to this's years award winners.

  • Philanthropic Impact Award – Franklin Farrow
  • Philanthropic Volunteers of the Year –Keith Sanford
  • Corporate Philanthropist of the Year – Hutton Companies
  • Youth in Philanthropy of the Year – Ralston Hartness & Thomas West (ReGenerate)