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National Philanthropy Day

2014 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

The Chattanoogan Hotel
November 18th at 11:30am 

Save the date for this annual tradition of recognizing many local philanthropist and corporations.  Award categories include:

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 recognizes a fundraising professional who exemplifies ethical and effective practice and whose performance has enhanced the financial resources and recognition of the organization(s) for which he/she works. Demonstrating a strong commitment to philanthropy, volunteerism and mentorship, this non-profit professional aspires to promote and empower our profession.

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.  


The 2014 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon is SOLD OUT!


Questions?  Interested in sponsorship? Contact Jennifer Nicely at (423) 495-4141 or for more information.

November 2013


The Southeastern Tennessee Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals celebrated philanthropy in the Chattanooga area on Tuesday, November 19th, recognizing many local philanthropist and corporations in addition to this's years award winners.

  • Philanthropic Impact Award – Dr. and Mrs. Jim Osborn, founders of the Austin Hatcher Foundation
  • Philanthropic Volunteers of the Year – Zan Guerry and Dr. Bill Stacy, campaign chairs and fundraisers for Memorial Hospital, Baylor School, United Way and other local efforts
  • Corporate Philanthropist of the Year – Chattanooga Times-Free Press, corporate sponsors and supporters for many local organizations
  • Youth in Philanthropy of the Year – Anna Carroll, senior at GPS and founder of the Corina Field Carroll fund
  • Non-Profit Professional of the Year - Pete Cooper, President of Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga

NPD winners 2014     2013 National Philanthropy Day award recipients Jason Taylor
    (Chattanooga Times Free Press), Jim and Amy Jo Osborn, Zan Guerry, Bill Stacy,
    Anna Carroll, Pete Copper, and Wade Kelley (2013 AFP President). Photo credit:
    Network 7 Media Center

These local leaders have raised the bar on civic and charitable generosity and helped make Chattanooga what it is today. 

Sponsors for this year’s event include First Tennessee Foundation, Playcore, Network7 Media,  University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Baylor School, Memorial Hospital, Gerber/Taylor Financial Advisors and Starkey Printing.