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(Lakeland, FL) The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Polk County Chapter will accept nominations for National Philanthropy Day honorees today through Sept. 30, 2022. Nominations can be submitted online here: https://community.afpglobal.org/flpolk/npd48.

First held in 1986, National Philanthropy Day recognizes the great contributions of philanthropists to their communities – their volunteer service, charitable donations, advocacy efforts, and all the endless daily contributions of individuals and organizations which support countless causes and missions. Throughout Polk County, AFP knows that the spirit of giving is alive and well. National Philanthropy Day provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible locally.

AFP has streamlined its nomination process this year to allow greater equity and recognition of philanthropists at all levels. Instead of the six categories recognized in previous years, nominating organizations can now submit up to two nominations: one to be considered for the title of “Individual of the Year” and one for “Corporation of the Year.” Winners in each category will be determined according to their volunteerism and/or philanthropic support of nonprofits and charitable causes within Polk County, but every nominee will receive recognition at the NPD event.

The AFP Greater Polk County Chapter will celebrate its 9th annual National Philanthropy Day with a breakfast and award ceremony beginning 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 at First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland (175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr). Tickets are available for $30 online at https://community.afpglobal.org/flpolk/npd48. The AFP Greater Polk County Chapter remains most grateful for the sponsorship of GiveWell Community Foundation, our title sponsor again this year. All proceeds from this event benefit the AFP Greater Polk County Chapter.

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