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NWA National Philanthropy Day Awards

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Each year, the Northwest Arkansas Chapter celebrates National Philanthropy Day by honoring our local philanthropists and fundraising community at the National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon. This year's luncheon, presented by HARTSOOK is Wednesday, November 15 at the Fayetteville Town Center.

We request nominations for individuals, businesses, and groups who have made Northwest Arkansas a better place to live and work through their dedication to philanthropy. An anonymous panel of community members selects honorees to be recognized at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon.

Please reference the Awards Criteria to determine which award category is best suited to your nominee.  The following items are required for a nomination to be complete.  Incomplete nominations will be discarded and not reviewed by the awards panel.

Nomination Requirements:

  • Nominations are now closed. 
  • Respond to the information requested for each category - 500 word limit.
  • Include any additional recognition or awards your nominee has received - 250 word limit.
  • Include letters of support for each nominee (maximum of three) - upload in one document.

If your nominee is selected, we will request your assistance in obtaining photographs and biographical information for publicity purposes.  We will give you the opportunity to notify your nominee of a selected nomination.  You will be expected to host your selected NPD Award nominee at the awards luncheon on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the Fayetteville Town Center in Fayetteville. 

Submission Requirements:
Online nominations deadline was 5 p.m. Monday, May 15, 2017.
You must be an AFP Member to nominate.
A maximum of three letters of support may be attached in one document.

If you have any questions about the nomination process, please contact Tyler B.Clark, 2017 National Philanthropy Day Chair, at or 479-841-7279.