Chattanoogans will gather on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. to recognize this year’s top philanthropists at the 33nd Annual Chattanooga celebration of National Philanthropy Day. The event will be held at the Chattanooga Convention Center.
The Southeast Tennessee Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals hosts this luncheon each year. Elliott Davis is the presenting sponsor of the event.
"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," organizers said. "National Philanthropy Day is formally supported by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and hundreds of other nonprofit and for-profit organizations throughout North America."
The 2019 National Philanthropy Day Honorees are:
Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year – Barbie Standefer;
Corporate Philanthropist of the Year – Sankofa Fund for Civic Engagement;
Leadership Fundraiser of the Year – Lynda Minks Hood, Chattanooga Bar Association; and
Youth in Philanthropy – Claire Calhoun, GPS graduate.
“We are excited to recognize this year’s honorees for their philanthropic efforts and commitment to giving back in our community,” said National Philanthropy Day Chair Brianne Lalor. “This special event not only pays tribute to the honorees, it also showcases our city’s spirit of giving.”
"Special thanks to the following sponsors for making this day of celebration possible: Elliott Davis, Vascular Institute of Chattanooga, PlayCore, CHI Memorial, First Tennessee Bank, Morning Pointe and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga," officials said.
Tickets are available for $45 per person or $450 for a table of eight. For more information about the National Philanthropy Day awards lunch and ceremony, contact Brianne Lalor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-2217. To purchase tickets, visit https://community.afpnet.org/setn/home.