Recognizing Those Supporting Our Community
The Association of Fundraising Professionals-New Mexico Chapter (AFP-NM) and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) are accepting nominations for the 2015 National Philanthropy Day Awards.
Award recipients will be honored at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon on Wednesday, November 4th, in recognition of their inspiring work that improves their communities every day.
AFP-NM and YNPN are seeking nominations in ten award categories:
- Outstanding Business/Corporation in Philanthropy
- Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
- Outstanding New Mexico Leader in Philanthropy
- Outstanding Family or Foundation in Philanthropy
- Outstanding Fundraising Professional
- Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) Elementary; individuals or groups
- Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) Middle School; individuals or groups
- Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) High School; individuals or groups
- Young Nonprofit Network: Outstanding Young Nonprofit Professional
- Young Nonprofit Network: Outstanding Young Board Member
The nomination deadline is Sunday, May 31, 2015.
Click here for Nomination Guidelines and Process
Click here for event details and contact information to purchase tickets
"For almost 30 years, the National Philanthropy Day Awards have highlighted the wonderful things New Mexicans are doing to help each other."-- Ron Eppes, 2015 NPD Chair
“We have many challenges here [in New Mexico] that tend to get most of the attention, but NPD is a chance to focus on the positive things people are doing to help others," Mr. Eppes says.
Inspiring others from a young age
Last year’s award recipient in the middle school category is an inspiring young philanthropist. Ruby Selvage, a Los Alamos Middle School student, has found many ways to help others including donating her hair twice, clearing land for a community garden and raising money for her local animal shelter. Ms. Selvage and a friend also spent almost a year researching and creating a video for kids about bullying.
"We have recognized people and groups from Las Cruces, Los Alamos, Santa Fe, and Farmington, [among other areas of the state]. This is a diverse and generous state with examples of leadership in philanthropy from every community. We encourage nominations from around the state."-- Stephanie Miller, Nominations Chair
The New Mexico Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is an organization of development professionals with a common goal of advancing philanthropy in New Mexico through promotion and advocacy of ethical principles and standards, mentorship, recognition and fellowship.
AFP-NM is open to all fundraising professionals for organizations or institutions, as well as members of counseling firms that are currently engaged in consulting, fund raising management or as self-employed professionals; who, among other responsibilities, hold some degree of accountability for income-generation within the philanthropic process.
The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network promotes an efficient, viable, and inclusive nonprofit sector that supports the growth, learning, and development of young professionals in their 20's and 30's.