AFP advances philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising.

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Join AFP West Michigan in celebrating the outstanding generosity of our community during the 29th Annual National Philanthropy Day® on

                                                  Wednesday, November 18, 2015
                                                  11:30 am to 1:30 pm
                                                  JW Marriott, 235 Louis St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

                                                  $6 discounted parking for self-park. Pay inside before event.                                                   

NPD provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. For twenty-nine years the West Michigan Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals has celebrated the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the region make to countless causes and missions. See our past recipients here.

A panel on diversity in philanthropy will provide for an excellent program featuring emcee Jennifer Pascua, WZZM 13.


A panel of 4 community experts will provide a lively and engaging discussion on what is being done within West Michigan to bring diversity to the nonprofit sector. This panel program will empower attendees and equip them with resources to further explore this important topic within their own organizations.


Rob Collier—President & CEO, Council of Michigan Foundations
Paul T. Doyle—Founder & CEO, Inclusive Performance Strategies
Jason Franklin, PhD—W.K. Kellogg Chair in Community Philanthropy, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
Jonse Young—Director of Philanthropic Services, Grand Rapids Community Foundation 

2015 Honorees

Tom Monaghan | Benjamin Franklin Award for an Outstanding Fundraising Professional

Diane Barton | Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award

Marc and Jeanne Schupan | Distinguished Philanthropist Award

Steelcase | Outstanding Corporation Award

Kalamazoo Community Foundation | Exemplary Foundation Award

Aubrey Cohoon | Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award

Mitten Brewing Company | President's Award


$35 | Students and YNPN Members

$50 | AFP Members and Non-Members

Lunch Entrees:

Bone-in Chicken Breast, Warm Lentil Salad, Napa Cabbage and Mustard Chive Jus and dessert, or

Roasted Squash Enchilada, Citrus Green Chile Cilantro Sauce, Braised Black Beans and Cumin Rice (Vegan) with dessert 

Questions? Email

AFP - West Michigan Chapter

P.O. Box 6302 /  Grand Rapids, MI 49516-6302

P: 616-222-6144  / F: 616-732-4481

For more information contact Deb O'Donnell.

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