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National Philanthropy Day Celebration

November 14, 2018

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.

Each year, nearly 500 members of the WNY community gather for this beautiful luncheon event, presented by Russell J. Salvatore. Join us to celebrate and honor the remarkable work of our 2018 Philanthropy Award Winners:

Outstanding Philanthropist:
Pamela Jacobs Vogt

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser:
Joyce E. Fink

Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation:
The 11 Day Power Play Foundation

Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation:
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Outstanding Small Business (100 employees or less):
Interior Design Association of WNY

Outstanding Philanthropic Media:
Zenger Group

Outstanding Young Philanthropist (18 years of age or younger):
Anderson Pleasants

Earle Hannel Outstanding Fundraising Executive:
Adair M. Saviola

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

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


To reserve between one and nine seats, please use this option.

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Individual Seat at 11/14 Luncheon
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RESERVE A TABLE FOR TEN   Early Bird Rate through 10/12

After completing your transaction, please email your list of attendee's full names to no later than Friday, November 2nd.

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2018 National Philanthropy Day Celebration is presented by Russell J. Salvatore

Russell's and Salvatore's Grand Hotel


Print Sponsor:

Zenger Group


Supporting Sponsors:

 Alexandria Professional

Selective Staffing Solutions


Distinguished Honoree Program

Recognize those who have gone above and beyond for your organization with a heartfelt thank you by naming them a Distinguished Honoree. Your honoree may be an individual, couple, or an organization, and may be represented by an individual or group.

This exclusive program is a unique membership benefit. Click here to learn more.


Event Sponsorship and Program Book

AFP-WNY wants to partner with like-minded businesses, organizations and other supporters to honor philanthropic acts of unbelievable character at our annual celebration of National Philanthropy Day. Show your support for those that change our community with a giving heart by becoming an event sponsor or purchasing space in the event program book. Click here to learn more.


View 2016 event photos by Nancy Parisi.

Click here for 2015 coverage from WKBW.

Click here for 2015 coverage from WGRZ.