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Celebrate!
2016 National Philanthropy Day Awardees

Outstanding Philanthropist
of the Year Award
Bobby Harrelson

Outstanding Philanthropic
Organization Award

Live Oak Bank

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
of the Year
Laura Jones

Outstanding Fundraising
Executive Award
Jane Birnbach, CFRE
Development Director
Good Shepherd Center

Outstanding Fundraising
Board of Directors Award
 
Brunswick Community College Foundation 

NPD
Past National Philanthropy
 
Day Honorees

PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR
2016  Bobby Harrelson
2015  Ricky and Diane Benton

2014  Peter Hexter 
2013  John Monteith 
2012 Reid and Linda Murchison 
2011 Tim Milam 
2010  Louise Coggins and Dickson Baldridge
2009  Linda and Vance Ferrigno 
  
PHILANTHROPIC ORGANIZATION
OF THE YEAR
2016  Live Oak Bank
2015  Junior League of Wilmington, NC
2014  Home Depot Foundation
2013 First Federal Bank
2012 State Employees Credit Union
2011 Wilmington Civitan Chapter 
2010  Corning, Inc.
2009  PPD

PROFESSIONAL FUNDRAISING EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
2016  Jane Birnbach, CFRE Good Shepherd Center
2015  Bob Jones, CFCC
2014  Vicki Dull, Harrelson Center 
2013 Kitty Yerkes, Habitat For Humanity 
2012 Melissa Reabold, UWCFA 
2011 Diane Lomax, Domestic Violence Shelter
2010  Reed Wallace, Wilmington Symphony 
2009  Laurie Taylor, Lower Cape Fear Hospice 

VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR
2016  Laura Jones
2015  Sandy Spiers
2014 Betsy Leonard 
2013 Denise Szaloky 
2012 Coach Ronald Watson 
2011 Murrie and Teresa Lee 
2010  Bo Dean
2009  Beth Pancoe 

STUDENT PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR
2015  No Nominations
2015  Robert Penna-Welch

2014 Drake Harper, Brunswick Community College 
2013 Hoggard High School Art Club - Katy Hufham
2012 Michael Castoro, Topsail High Performing Arts
2011 No Nominations 
2010 UNCW Chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon 


FUNDRAISING BOARD OF THE DIRECTORS OF THE YEAR
2016  Brunswick Community College Foundation
2015  Cape Fear Community College Foundation

2014 No Nominations 
2013 Airlie Gardens Foundation 
2012 The Carousel Center for Abused Children


What is National Philanthropy Day:
Philanthropy is “the love of humankind,” and National Philanthropy Day® (NPD)—November 15—is the day that thousands of people around the world come together to both (1) put that word into action and (2) recognize the change that word has brought to our communities.

NPD is a celebration of philanthropy—giving, volunteering and charitable engagement—that highlights the accomplishments, large and small, that philanthropy—and all those involved in the philanthropic process—makes to our society and our world.

National Philanthropy Day® is both an official day and a grassroots movement. Every year, since 1986 when President Ronald Reagan first proclaimed November 15th as National Philanthropy Day®, communities across the globe have celebrated by hosting events to recognize activities of donors, volunteers, foundations, leaders, corporations, and others engaged in philanthropy.