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AFP NY, Western New York Chapter: 30th Anniversary National Philanthropy Day Celebration Luncheon

November 15, 2017

National Philanthropy Day


National Philanthropy Day is a celebration of benevolent donations of time, talent and treasure that acknowledges individuals and organizations whose lifetime or long-term achievements have made a significant impact on the WNY community.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

11:30 a.m. registration
12:00 to 1:30 p.m. lunch and program

Salvatore's Italian Gardens
6461 Transit Rd, Depew, NY

On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017, nearly 500 members of the WNY community will gather for a beautiful luncheon event to celebrate and honor the remarkable work of our 2017 Philanthropy Award Winners:
  • Outstanding Philanthropist:  The Garvey Family, founders of Kevin Guest House
  • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Cynthia Schwartz
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation: Bison Children’s Scholarship Fund
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation: Modern Corporation
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business (25 employees or less): Sinatra & Co. Real Estate
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Media: Janet Snyder & Nicholas Picholas of Kiss 98.5 Radio
  • Outstanding Young Philanthropist (18 years of age or younger): Mason Wille
  • Rising Star Professional Fundraiser: Kate Heidinger


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After completing your transaction, please email your list of full attendee names/organizations to no later than Friday, November 3rd.

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Distinguished Honoree Program

The 2017 Distinguished Honoree submission period has closed. We hope that you will consider recognizing an honoree in 2018.


Event Sponsorship and Program Book

The 2017 sponsorship and program book ad submission period has closed. Thank you for your interest; we hope that you will consider supporting National Philanthropy Day in 2018.

To pay for existing sponsorship or program book ad commitments by credit/debit card, please call the WNY Chapter Office at 716-887-2655.


View 2016 event photos by Nancy Parisi.

Click here for 2015 coverage from WKBW.

Click here for 2015 coverage from WGRZ.