Chattanoogans will gather on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. to recognize this year’s top philanthropists at the 32nd Annual Chattanooga celebration of National Philanthropy Day. The event will be held at the Chattanooga Convention Center. The Association of Fundraising Professionals Tennessee, Southeastern Chapter hosts this luncheon each year. Elliott Davis is the presenting sponsor of the event this year.
"National Philanthropy Day is the official day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—have made to our lives, our communities, and our world.
National Philanthropy Day is formally supported by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and hundreds of other non-profit and for-profit organizations throughout North America," officials said.
The 2018 National Philanthropy Day Honorees are:
Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year – Ted and Kelly Alling
Corporate Philanthropist of the Year – Glenn Morris, owner of M & M Industries
Leadership Fundraiser of the Year – Will Clegg, CPA, Henderson, Hutcherson & McCullough
Youth in Philanthropy – Philip Matthews, student at McCallie who started “Love Without Reason” Nonprofit
“We are excited to recognize this year’s honorees for their philanthropic efforts and commitment to serving those in need in our community,” said National Philanthropy Day Chair Tiffany Cobb Commons. “This special event not only pays tribute to the honorees, it also showcases our city’s spirit of giving.”
"In addition to our Presenting Sponsor Elliott Davis, special thanks to the following sponsors for making this day of celebration possible: Honoree Sponsors: UNUM, Region’s Bank, and V. Love, Event Design and Promotion; Lunch Sponsor: Henderson, Hutcherson, and McCullough; Philanthropy Sponsors: CHI Memorial, First Tennessee Bank, Independent Healthcare Properties, Pinnacle Financial Partners, PlayCore, Inc. and University of Tennessee Chattanooga; Media Sponsor: Brewer Media; and Print Sponsor: Starkey Printing Company," officials said.
Tickets are available for $45 per person or $450 for a table of 8. For more information about the National Philanthropy Day awards lunch and ceremony, contact Tiffany at firstname.lastname@example.org. To purchase tickets, visit www.afpsetn.afpnet.org
and select “Philanthropy Day.”