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National Philanthropy Day


Photographs from the 2017 National Philanthropy Day can be viewed here:

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Special thanks to Cat Laine of Painted Foot Photography for providing the photography services. Please credit Painted Foot Photography if you use photos publicly.



Each November, local chapters of the Association for Fundraising Professionals throughout the world set aside one special day to recognize the significant impact of philanthropy and it's called National Philanthropy Day (NPD).

Since 1987, The Association of Fundraising Professionals Rhode Island (AFP-RI) and more than 100 non-profit organizations have come together to honor outstanding philanthropic contributions of corporations, small businesses, individuals and groups. Through philanthropy and volunteering, these individuals and organizations have made a real difference in the lives of men, women and children in Rhode Island and southeastern New England.

During the National Philanthropy Day event, recognition is given to more than 100 Partners in Philanthropy by non-profit organizations who want to honor outstanding volunteers and donors. Learn more about how your organization can thank and honor your Partners in Philanthropy; a person or organization that has furthered the achievement of your organization's mission through significant generosity, outstanding leadership or exemplary volunteer contributions. 

AFP-RI proclaims Friday, November 17, 2017
as National Philanthropy Day in Rhode Island

National Philanthropy Day
Friday, November 17, 2017

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick, RI

We are proud to announce the 2017 National Philanthropy Day award winners!  

  • Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation:  Claflin Company
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Business:  Gracie’s Venture
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Citizens:  Kate and Howard Kilguss
  • Youth in Philanthropy Scholarship  Recipient:  China Yang, student at The Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex

Thank you for joining us on November 17th to celebrate the contributions of these amazing philanthropists.



Thank you to our NPD 2017 sponsors






Gold Sponsor


RI Foundation



Silver Sponsor







Bronze Sponsor

episcopal new


Media Sponsors



RI Monthly



If you have further questions or comments, you may call or email:

Vernell Clouden
National Philanthropy Day 2017 Co-chair
Major Gifts Officer
The Miriam Hospital

Amy Gravell
National Philanthropy Day 2017 Co-chair
Associate Executive Director
Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket
401-722-8840 x 814




AFP-RI Chapter Office