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National Philanthropy Day

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National Philanthropy Day® acknowledges the entire spectrum of services provided by the nonprofit community and recognizes the profound impact that philanthropy has on the fabric of society. And, each year AFP honors individuals and groups who, through their hard work and dedication, have enhanced philanthropy, their communities and the world.


Congratulations to Our 2016 Honorees

Outstanding Philanthropist - Charles E. Scharlau
Nominated by UAMS

 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser - Sach Oliver
Nominated by Community Clinic

 Outstanding Fundraising Executive - Teresa Mills
Nominated by Tyler Benson, Peace at Home

Outstanding Corporation - Outdoor Cap
Nominated by Sunshine School and Development Center

 Lifetime Achievement - Billie Joe Starr
Nominated by Walton Arts Center

Youth in Philathropy, Individual - Shannon Hart
Nominated by University of Arkansas 

Youth in Philanthropy, Group - Girl Scouts Troops of NWA & Ft. Smith
Nominated by Kate Lonberger, Girl Scouts 

Judges Special Award - Karen Parker
Nominated by AFP NWA Board of Directors 


Benefactor Sponsors

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 Walker brothers


Presenting Media Sponsor

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Supporter Sponsors

3W Magazine
Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation
Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas
Northwest Arkansas Community College Foundation
The Kester Group
Walton Arts Center
Washington Regional Medical Foundation 

Friend Sponsors
Hog Country Media - Studio Chunky
Walton Arts Center Volunteers