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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 2017 National Philanthropy Day Award Recipients & 
Thank you for all of our sponsors! 

Outstanding Philanthropist: Thad & Melanie Beck 
nominated by Gay Prescott, Hope Cancer Resources

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Gary & Robin George
nominated by Marcy Doderer, Arkansas Children's Hospital

Outstanding Fundraising Executive: Jody Dilday
nominated by Natalie Bartholomew, Grand Savings Bank

Outstanding Philanthropic Organization: Northwest Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Council (MLK Council)
nominated by Emily Ironside, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Outstanding Foundation: The Blue and You Foundation
nominated by Dina Wood, UAMS Northwest

Outstanding Corporation: Rockline Industries
nominated by Elisabeth Ward, United Way of Northwest Arkansas

Legacy Award: Sandy Keiser Edwards
 nominated by Association of Fundraising Professionals NWA

Lifetime Achievement: Ed Clifford 
nominated by Dina Wood, UAMS Northwest

Youth in Philanthropy, Individual: Meg Mauldin
nominated by Lanya Carson, John Brown University

Youth in Philanthropy, Group: Lemonade Day NWA  
nominated by Sarah Van Vleck, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas

Judges Special Award: Citiscapes Magazine 
nominated by Association of Fundraising Professionals NWA


Benefactor Sponsors


 Walker brothers


Presenting Media Sponsor

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Supporter Sponsors

Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Arkansas
3W Magazine
Highlands Oncology Group
The Jones Trust
The McElroy Group
UAMS Northwest
University of Arkansas Foundation
Walton Arts Center
Washington Regional Medical Foundation 

Friend Sponsors
Fort Smith Public Library Foundation
Hog Country Media - Studio Chunky

Walton Arts Center Volunteers